GALA 2018

Schedule for the Evening:

6:00 pm Registration Opens | Cocktail Hour | Silent Auction Opens

7:30 pm Program Begins

10:00 pm Jake Owen Performs

Entertainment: Jake Owen

This year marks Jake Owen’s 10th anniversary, a track record that is increasingly becoming a rarity in today’s popular music landscape. Since releasing his debut album on RCA Records in 2006, Startin’ With Me, he has become one of today’s most popular male country singers for his irresistible melodies, smooth vocals and laid-back attitude.

American Love, Owen’s most recent album, has spurred an exciting new chapter in his award-winning career that has earned five number-one-hits- “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Beachin,” “The One That Got Away,” “Alone With You,” “Anywhere With You.” Over the years he has become a beacon of positive vibes through his uplifting lyrics and melodies, optimism, love of the beach, and his youthful spontaneity. “Music truly seems to be the one thing that is the healing factor in a lot of people’s lives. I will always be grateful for music, whether I am performing or listening.”

Event Chairs: Carolyn Speese & Susan Spindler

We are delighted to be chairing Gala 2018 – “Deep in the Heart of Collin County”, bringing this fabulous event back to our community. This year’s theme was selected for several reasons, the most important- this premier event coming back to Collin County, where over 60,000 children and families have been provided essential services at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County for over 25 years.

We are passionate about the mission of Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County – providing safety, healing, and justice to children victimized by abuse and neglect. Collin County is truly a great place to work and live, but we would be naive to think that child abuse and neglect are not critical issues when just this past year there were 4,383 alleged victims of child abuse in Collin County. With our community continuing to grow, our commitment must grow as well.

We ask you to please stand with us at Gala 2018 – “Deep in the Heart of Collin County” for our community’s most vulnerable children.

Lexus Car Raffle is proudly chaired this year by Jan Richey

Returning to Gala this year is the exciting Lexus Car Raffle proudly presented by DFW Lexus Dealers. DFW Lexus Dealers will donate a 2018 Lexus RC for the raffle. The winner will be selected at Gala 2018 “Deep in the Heart of Collin County” on March 24th at The Star in Frisco. You need not be present to win.

Only 2,500 raffle tickets will be sold increasing your chances of winning. Don’t miss this chance to win a Lexus…and provide help and hope to children victimized by abuse.

To purchase tickets please call Kara Shrum at 972.633.6614.

*100% of proceeds go directly to support the programs and mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. For the purpose of determining your personal federal income tax, the cost of a raffle ticket is not deductible as a charitable contribution*

Each ticket is $50. Grand Prize is a 2018 Lexus RC. Drawing on 3/24/18.

We couldn’t be more excited to be hosting Gala 2018 on the official practice field of the Dallas Cowboys. To ensure a fabulous evening, ditch your heels and wear your boots!

Click HERE for some examples of the event’s Texas Tuxedo or Cocktail Chic attire.

Book Your Room Now

CACCC currently has a block of rooms held at the Omni Frisco at a discounted rate for attendees – please contact Omni Frisco at 469.287.0301 before they sell out!

Car Service

We’re excited to be partnering with My Private Driver, providing car service for Gala 2018. Should your sponsorship level include car service, you will work with Dana Packard at CACCC to coordinate. Should your sponsorship level not include car service, we encourage you to contact My Private Driver at 972.245.1270 as all Gala attendees will be given a 15% discount.

Have Additional Questions? Contact:

Dana Packard
Special Events Manager

Lori Geer
VP of Development




2018 Sponsors:

Exclusive Automotive Partner


Carolyn & Mark Speese


Dad’s Advisory Fund


Cathy & Richard Riccardi


Deborah & Donald Braun | Inez & Dan Browning | Estell & Pope Families


Ansira • JP Morgan Chase • City Bank • Charity Recycling Partners • Liz & Randy Sweney • Pogue Construction


Megan & Brian Angle • Sherry & Jim Bradow • Ernst & Young LLP • Fischer • Carolyn & Tom Fredricks • Kelly & Steve Lilley • Krista & Cal Parsons • Regions Bank • Sheriff Shoot Out FORE Kids • Anna Ruth & David Smith • Children’s Health • Lockton Dunning • The Christie Cannon Team of KW • Barbara & Stan Lotridge • KPMG, LLP • Diamond Onions • Unicom Engineering • Junior League of Collin County • Beverly & Ralph Gretzinger • Paula & Lance Leslie • First Choice Loan Services • Dr. Martha Grimm & John Seiver • NTT Data • Verus Wealth Advisors • Mark A Patterson Family • PHD Technologies/PHD Communications • Laura & Jeff Dinkins • Sandy & Chris Haire • Quest Capital Management, Inc. • Love Life Foundation • Cindy & Reed Schnittker • Gorrondona & Associates • Anna & Raj Asava • The Jan Richey Team/Keller Williams Realty
Cindy & Bob Sutley • Pam & Jeff Lang and Linda & Mel Ray • FC Dallas • Durbin Consulting Group • Bell & Valente Wealth Services • Avex Group • Herbs Paint & Body • Kara & Jeremy Stoner • Frost Bank

Media Partners

Community Partners