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Caryl Stern

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Moll Anderson and Jan Miller

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Sarah Furgeson Duchess of York

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Rob and Sheryl Lowe

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Skylar Grey and Todd Mandel

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Skylar Grey performs

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Thomas Falk

Star-Studded UNICEF Gala Dallas Honors Rob And Sheryl Lowe, Kimberly Clark Corporation

By Rob Giardinelli          Photography by Getty Images

THE SCENE: The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dallas recently hosted the annual UNICEF Gala Dallas where over 350 Sociables were on hand for an evening of fun and more importantly, fundraising for a very worthy cause. The evening featured VIPs from around the world including UNICEF President & CEO Caryl Stern and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. The honorees included Rob and Sheryl Lowe, who received the Global Philanthropists Award, and Kimberly Clark Corporation, who received the UNICEF Children First Award which was accepted by CEO Thomas Falk.

THE VIBE: The festivities began with a cocktail hour where the jet setters in for the event mixed with locals to engage in lively conversation. The black-tie crowd featured dapper men in tuxedos while the women wore dazzling red ball gowns.

The action then turned to the ballroom for the program. As guests dined on a multi-course meal, emcee and TV personality Brooke Burke-Chavet effortlessly kept the evening moving at a brisk pace. Among the program’s highlights included a live auction presented by Andrew Bost, who surprised the audience by having the Duchess of York and actor Rob Lowe take over the auction. Enthused partygoers bid on hot items including tickets to the 2018 CMA Music awards as well as a UNICEF field visit. The festivities were capped off by a performance from musician Skylar Grey, who performed a trio of songs that brought the crowd to their feet.

THE CAUSE: The event, chaired by Moll Anderson and Jan Miller Rich, raised over $1.3 million for UNICEF, which advocates for the rights of children around the world to ensure their basic needs are met as well as expanding opportunities so they can reach their full potential.