HOPE party to benefit life-saving efforts

By Juliette Coulter

Grant Halliburton Foundation will host the 14th annual Hope Party on November 17 at the Statler Hotel in downtown Dallas. The 2023 Hope Party co-chairs are Karen Goetting and Camille Owens. Goetting said, “This annual fundraiser is the most fun you can have for a good cause — and this year promises to be the best yet!” On October 10, the committee and supporters attended a cocktail reception at the home of Jeanie and Bert Conly where they gathered silent auction items and wine and spirits for the upcoming event. 

The Hope Party features dinner, dancing to music of The Grooveline, a fabulous auction and a wine and spirits pull. Christopher Barkley Foundation is this year’s Presenting Sponsor. Cheryl Accardi, auction chair and Polly Campbell, auction display chair, are busy securing unique items for guests to bid on. Another fun way to support The Hope Party is through the wine and spirits pull, organized by Stephanie and Will Dumanski, wine and spirits pull chairs. Media sponsor is PaperCity. 

Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in memory of Grant Halliburton, a Dallas teen who battled mental illness several years before his suicide death at the age of 19. The Foundation works to help families and young people recognize the signs of mental illness through a variety of avenues including mental health education, collaboration, encouragement, and information. 

Owens added, “This event raises funds to support Grant Halliburton Foundation’s life-saving work providing mental health education, resources and support to North Texas youth and their families.”

To become a Hope Party sponsor or purchase tickets, visit GrantHalliburton.org/hopeparty.