TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon Raises $650K; Spotlights 2 Philanthropists

The amount raised was the second highest total in the history of the luncheon, TACA said.

The 46th TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon raised over $650,000, the second-highest amount in event history, through sponsorships, table and ticket sales, and donations, TACA, The Arts Community Alliance, announced.

TACA said the Silver Cup Award spotlights two philanthropists each year for their volunteerism and extraordinary support for arts and culture in North Texas. It said that more than 600 people — including some 20 past TACA Silver Cup Honorees — attended the luncheon at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

TACA said that net proceeds from the event are re-invested back into the local Dallas arts community in the form of TACA grant funding.

“This year’s TACA Silver Cup was an incredible success for our organization but more importantly, allows us to support the tremendous work of arts organizations and artists in our community,” Maura Sheffler, Donna Wilhelm Family president & executive director, said in a statement. “The occasion gave us an opportunity to honor Sharon Young and Steve Penrose as this year’s Silver Cup Luncheon recipients and recognize Mort Meyerson with a special Tribute Award for his lifetime of achievements in the arts. None of our success would be possible without our co-chairs Lindsay Billingsley and Marguerite Hoffman who collaborated to make it a joyous, memorable event.”

Billingsley said it “was an honor to serve as co-chair for this year’s TACA Silver Cup, especially given the opportunity to shine a spotlight on my friend, Sharon Young. No one is more unwavering in her support for the arts and in giving back to the community, and I was thrilled to see her accept this prestigious award.”

Hoffman said the event had special meaning to those involved.

“Recognizing Sharon and Steve as this year’s TACA Silver Cup honorees was a special moment for all of us. As his friends shared in a powerful video moment, Steve has long been known for his quiet generosity and giving heart as a board member and avid supporter of organizations and causes he holds dear. We are forever grateful for his meaningful contributions,” Hoffman said.

Sponsors and TACA’s mission

TACA said that Lexus continued its vehicle and valet sponsorship and JPMorgan Chase and Texas Instruments served as program sponsors for this year’s event. Patron Magazine and WRR 101 served as media sponsors.

Additional sponsors included:

Vivace [$25,000]: Jennifer and Peter Altabef; Nancy and Clint Carlson; Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation; Leland Burk and Thomas Feulmer, Kim and Greg Hext, Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, Carol and John Levy, Tara Lewis and John Swords, and Amy and Michael Meadows; Eugene McDermott Foundation; Margot B. Perot; Deedie Rose, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, and Marguerite Hoffman.

Allegro [$15,000]: Lindsay and George Billingsley; Morgan Cox and Derrall Hill; The Dem Girls – Becky Bruder, Lael Brodsky, Kimberly Elting, Jennifer Karol, Lisa Kraus, Leslie Maclean, Patsy Martin, Megan McManemin, Tricia Miller, and Selwyn Rayzor; Carol and Don Glendenning, Locke Lord; Susan and Larry Hirsch; Gabrielle Kurlander and Chris Street, with Blakely and Jon Stinebaugh, Ashley and Greg Arnold, Maria and Barry Morris, Sari Hornstein, and Gillian M. Teichert.

Concerto [$10,000]; The Addy Foundation; Diane and Hal Brierley; John Dayton, Holly Mayer, and Cindy Feld; Jennifer and John Eagle; Joe Hubach and Colleen O’Connor; Melinda and Jim Johnson; The Rosewood Corporation; Donna Wilhelm; and Sharon and Michael Young.

TACA supports excellence and impact in the arts through grantmaking, capacity building, and thought leadership. The organization said it envisions an innovative, inclusive, sustainable cultural sector recognized for its essential contribution to a vibrant, prosperous community.

Founded in 1967, TACA has worked to establish North Texas’ cultural community as one of the strongest in the nation.

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