Caleb Thomas, Xzandria Sanders, Dr. Steven Pounders, Susan Friedman, Leslie Frye
Photo credit: Sergio Delgado
Girls – and boys – just wanted to have fun at the totally rad kick-off event Sept. 14 for the 13th annual No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party among the décor and statement furnishings at Scott + Cooner in Dallas. Models were dressed in 80s prom attire and the kick-off event raised more than $14,000 for AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD), a nonprofit that has been providing housing and supportive services since 1987 for low-income and formerly homeless individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
David Nelson, who has served as No Tie Chair for the last eight years, passed the tiara to this year’s No Tie Chair Leslie Frye. Presented by the Purple Foundation, the 2018 No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, themed A Night to Remember, will be a flashback of an 80s prom, featuring a live 80s band, a little Footloose dancing and a lot of desserts. Yet, it will also reflect on the past 30 years and the people that helped the Dallas community living with HIV/AIDS, such as this year’s Honorary Chair Dr. Steven Pounders. Susan Friedman will serve as the publicity chair for her eighth year.
“No Tie is just one night, but AIDS Services of Dallas has been doing amazing work 365 days and nights for 30 years,” stated Frye in a press release.
A Night to Remember also supports ASD’s A Night of Housing campaign. Don Maison, ASD president and CEO, stated one donation of $40.73 provides one resident one night of housing. Currently, ASD is home for over 220 men, women, families and children.