2017 Cattle Baron’s Ball

If The Boot Fits...

This year’s theme, “Shooting for the Stars: A Dream as Big as Texas,” sums up the Cattle Baron’s Ball and its mission to end cancer. The event has earned a reputation for bringing in the big bucks with a western-themed night of top-tier entertainment, extravagant auction items, and a growing guest list. Beginning in 1974 with a Johnny Cash performance at the ranch of Toddie Lee Wynne (famed oil investor, real-estate developer, and Dallas Cowboys minority owner – a few of many accolades), the ball continues to be one of the biggest social fundraisers in Dallas.

The 44th annual Cattle Baron's Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Oct. 21 at Gilley's Dallas, 1135 South Lamar Street. Visit cattlebaronsball.com for tickets.

Co-chairs Anne Stodghill and Sunie Solomon. (Photo: Holt Haynsworth)

About the American Cancer Society

Since its’ inception in 1974, the Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised more than $78 million for the American Cancer Society (ACS). To date, the funds have supported ACS in a variety of ways:

• Provided more than 30,000 services to cancer patients in North Texas
• Gave 7,414 rides to and from treatment
• Provided more than 1,500 free wigs to cancer patients
• More than 1,000 breast cancer patients were visited by volunteers
• Aided in enacting state and local smoke-free laws
• Connected patients with more than 64,000 different treatment options
• Studied the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer

There are currently more than 15 cancer researchers funded through ACS in North Texas. Aside from being the country’s largest private nonprofit for cancer research fundraising, ACS also campaigns for prevention methods and provides emotional, financial, and medical support to those affected by the disease. Sources: Cattle Baron’s Ball and the American Cancer Society


Featured Entertainment with Brooks & Dunn


Superstar duo Brooks & Dunn stormed the country music scene in 1991 with a debut album that garnered four No. 1 hits and helped forge a career that’s included 30 million albums sold; 80 industry awards, including two Grammys and 20 Country Music Association awards; and a Las Vegas show with Reba McEntire following a four-year breakup to pursue solo careers.

Hits like “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Only in America,” and “Believe” have charmed fans and resulted in Kix Brooks (Shreveport, Louisiana) and Ronnie Dunn (Coleman, Texas) becoming the best-selling duo in country music history.

Blending influences from honky-tonk and mainstream country rock, the pair’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” has been credited with making line dancing cool again in the United States.

The two also found success in their solo careers, with Dunn achieving a Top 10 country hit from his 2011 self-titled album and Brooks entering the Top 40 in mid-2012 with “New to This Town” off of his second solo recording.

Texas Country Star Pat Green

Seasoned singer-songwriter Pat Green has a 20-year country music career that has seen Grammy recognition, a sold-out Houston Astrodome, and a tweet from American Idol Carrie Underwood confessing to her millions of followers that a ballad from his new album brought her to tears.

Green, a San Antonio native, made his mark in the music industry playing in Texas college towns and dance halls before earning major label support in Nashville. In anticipation of his 2015 independent release, Home, Rolling Stone magazine called him one of the most nationally recognized voices ever to come out of the Lone Star State’s country music scene.

Green has put out chart-topping singles like “Wave on Wave” and “Let Me,” and he’s toured with powerhouses such as Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban.


Luck of the Draw: Raffle Items

To the Highest Bidder: Auction Items


Faces Behind the Ball

Committee members. (Photo: Holt Haynsworth)


CHAIRS:
Anne Stodghill
Sunie Solomon
AUCTION CHAIRS:
Lisa Bhattacharya
Lora Farris
Lauren Snyder
Asst. Chair:
Lauren Chapman
Committee:
Emily Billingsley
Vodi Cook
Christine Handy
Lauren Hill
Allison Lent
Lee McDonald*
Rachel Michell*
Kelley Schadt
Stephanie Seay
Kristina Wrenn
Callan Harrison, coordinator
Wrapup Chairs:
Laura Jorgeson
Danielle Sealy
Jamie Singer
Live Auction:
Marjon Henderson, chair
Lisa Shirley, chair
Ashley Lyon, wrapup
BALL COORDINATOR:
Kristi Bare
Fall Luncheon:
Laura Reeder
SPRING LUNCHEON:
Meg Florence
Destin Shore
FAVOR BAGS:
Julie Clancy
Teffy Jacobs
HOLIDAY PARTY:
JB Hayes
Bina Patel
IN-KIND:
Diana Hamilton
Terra Najork
BEVERAGE ADVISORS:
Carol Holmes
Elizabeth Triplhorn-Laurenzi
INVITATIONS:
Becky Palm
Stacey Relton
Leslie Toomay
Jennifer Goolsby Walters
JUNIOR CBB COMMITTEE:
Mary C. Corrigan, chair
Lisa Ogle, chair
Merrick Huckin
Julianna LeBlanc
Marketing Chairs:
Brooke Hortenstine
Missy Wyszynski
MEMNERSHIP:
Carolyn Goelzer
Melissa Sherrill Martin
MEMBERSHIP EVENTS:
Amy Green
ONLINE NEWSLETTER:
Randi McParlin


PRODUCTION COMMITTEE:
Katy Bock, chair
Nancy Gopez, chair
Nina Sachse, chair
Paige Westhoff, chair
Meghann O’Leary
Katie Layton
Entertainment:
Andrea Nayfa
RAFFLE COMMITTEE:
Laura Reeder, chair
Nikki Webb, chair
Amanda Shufeldt, chair
Dolores Volkman
Raffle Kickoff:
Joanna Clarke
RESEARCH TOURS & SYMPOSIUM:
Kris Johnson
Isabell Novakov
Kim Quinn
REVEAL PARTY CHAIRS:
Deidre Bacala
Callan Harrison
Retail Parties:
Christi Houser
SEATING CHAIRS:
Karen James
Wendy Messman
TRAILBLAZERS & UW PARTY CHAIRS:
Elizabeth Fischer
Megan Flanagan
Samantha Wortley
Annika Cail
TREASURER:
Ashley Allen
Marybeth Conlon, Asst. Treasurer
PAST BALL CHAIR LIAISON:
Ashley Lyon
UNDERWRITING:
Jamie Jo Boulogne, chair
Dawn Greiner, chair
Jonika Nix, chair
Assistant Chairs:
Adriane Crosland
Christine Danuser
Foundation Advisor:
Diana Hamilton
Committee:
Kristin Baker
Theresa Bando
Andrea Cheek
Elise Danner
Lauren Foreman
Hadley Galt
Daniella Giglio
Katherine Harper
Hollee Hirzel*
Catherine Jaynes
Heather LeClair
Taryn McDonald
Debbie Munir
Heather Randall
Virginia Schaefer
Rachel Stienke
Jennifer Tobin
Merry Wyatt
SSO Advisors:
Wendy Messman
Merry Wyatt

*denotes hybrid position