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Saturday, April 22, 2023

The annual gala is the Center’s largest fundraiser and we are thrilled to invite you to GALA 2023 – Investing in the Future for the Children of Collin County. Join us for a modern evening as we fill the Community Chest to benefit children affected by abuse and neglect. You can even take a Chance in our Lexus Car Raffle sponsored by DFW Lexus Dealers or our silent & live auction. GALA 2023 will have a Monopoly on fun and entertainment for a wonderful cause.

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Maylee Thomas-Fuller and McKinney Mayor George Fuller have always held in their hearts a passion to help children.  In 1992, Maylee and George founded Love Life Foundation and for the last three decades, Love Life has brought awareness of the many tragedies inflicted upon children and have identified supporting agencies and groups that bring relief and comfort to the young victims and their families.

The Children’s Advocacy Center has been supported by Love Life since the Center’s inception.  The Fullers have committed CACCC to a very special place in the mission of Love Life. They believe that what happens in the hours and days following child abuse are profoundly impactful on the healing process for the children and their families and faithfully attest to the Center’s mission to bring hope and healing. CACCC is grateful to the Fullers for their ongoing commitment of support through Love Life and their faithful service to keep children and families thriving in Collin County and beyond.


From big band jazz music to a high energy mix of dance hits, The Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra, led by Manchester born, British Bombshell, Georgia Bridgwater, is guaranteed to fill the dancefloor!

Embodying the strong female singers of our time, Georgia performs songs by Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Ella Fitzgerald, Lisa Stansfield, Gwen Stefani, Rhianna, and many more with ease and unparalleled energy.  

Get ready to fill the dance floor as the Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra brings exceptional talent, energy, and glamor to GALA 2023!


Questions? Please contact one of our Development staff members below:


The DFW Lexus Dealers, a longtime partner of the Center’s, have once again donated a brand-new Lexus for the Gala Lexus Car Raffle. This amazing donation allows us to raise $137,500 with 100% of the profits going toward critical services for children and families affected by child abuse in our community. By purchasing a car raffle ticket for $50, you have a 1 in 2,750 chance of winning an all-new 2023 Lexus RX. One lucky winner will be drawn at Gala 2023.

2023 sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Exclusive Automotive Partner


Cindy & Thomas Heckard 


DADS Advisory Fund



Insight Wealth Partners | Mary & John Minnis | Traxxas | Mercer Advisors | Spring Valley Construction Company |

Children’s Health | Encore Wire Corporation | RynoPayments


Commercial Bank of Texas | Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C.| Baylor McKinney | Creedon PLLC | 

Jill & Steve Lambouses | Claudine & Ed Record | Liz & Randy Sweeney