Grant Halliburton Foundation Celebrates SIXTH Annual Mental Health Support Luncheon

By Jonathan Spindel Photography by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky

THE SCENE: Over 450 community and business leaders, friends and family came together in record numbers in support of Grant Halliburton Foundation’s 6th annual A Beacon of Hope luncheon at the Westin Galleria. The luncheon’s hosts created a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, where several speakers gave accounts of mental health issues that affect all our communities. The event also celebrated the enormous progress the Foundation has achieved with the help of its supporters.

THE VIBE: Master of Ceremonies Terry Bentley Hill welcomed the crowd while Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski and her father Jim McIngvale gave the keynote presentation, featuring compelling stories about their lifelong journey. Vanita Halliburton, President of Grant Halliburton Foundation, shared the hopeful vision behind the Foundation: hope is given in the form of education and empowerment and how last year the foundation reached 5,000 people with its personal training and support programs.

THE CAUSE: The luncheon was presented by the David B. Miller Family Foundation, co-chairs Maloree and Bob Banks, and founding chair Barbara Farmer. The Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of a gifted Dallas artist and promotes better mental health and strengthen the network of mental health resources for teens and young adults.

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