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Gala 2014

The Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County is thrilled to announce Huey Lewis and The News will rock the stage at our annual Gala on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Hilton Anatole.

Former McKinney Mayor and McKinney City Council Member, John Gay, and his wife Judy, will serve as this year's honorary Gala chairs. The Gays originally became involved with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County in the 1990’s and have continued to fight this horrifying epidemic ever since. From serving on committees and the board to sponsoring events and spearheading clothes drives, John and Judy are willing to help in any way possible.

When asked why they chose to support the Center John said, “Judy and I chose Collin County (to raise our family) because of the family-oriented community. It was important to raise our kids in a place where they could grow up safely. By being involved with the CAC, we felt that not only our children, but all children in our community would have a safe place to turn.”

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County proudly honors the Gays as pillars of our community and as true advocates for our children.

Gala Tickets and sponsorships are available for purchase. You may select the link to the right or contact Dana Bielamowicz, Special Events Manager at 972-633-6602 or

Last Year

  • 900 in attendance
  • Featured entertainment by Foreigner
  • Generated over $640,000 to go directly to providing services to children in need

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