North Star Gives

Six Women Making A Difference In Our Community

Jana Bounds, Doré Koontz, Courtney Duphorne, Stacey Hill, Dacia Napier M.D., Ana Montoya

Photography By Greg Harrison
Fashions Provided By Saks Fifth Avenue, San Antonio

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North Star will host a Spring celebration honoring six women and six great causes that all make a significant impact in our community. North Star Gives presented by Volvo will pay tribute to Jana Bounds, Courtney Duphorne, Stacey Hill, Doré Koontz, Ana Montoya and Dacia Napier, M.D., 6 to 8 PM., Thursday, March 22, on the lower level of the Saks Fifth Avenue wing. 

North Star’s Six

“These women are all driven by personal quests and a desire to make a difference. Their good work sets an inspiring example of what it means to volunteer, educate and advance the quality of life for others,” says Michelle Robertson, senior marketing manager for North Star and The Shops at La Cantera. “We’ve created a signature event to spotlight these women and the countless ways their chosen charities have shaped our lives. It’s a great opportunity for the community to come together for good causes and prove that the spirit of giving is alive and well and stronger than ever.”

Jana Bounds, Teed Off at Cancer benefitting Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital

In 1998 the Bounds started the Teed Off At Cancer Golf Tournament. Five  years ago, an association was developed with the Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital and today a H.O.P.E. bag is given to parents upon their child’s admission and sometimes personally delivered by Jana and Tommy. For more information visit For tickets call 210.723.9936.

Doré Koontz, AugustHeart

In 2011, Bart and Doré launched AugustHeart to provide free heart screening services to Bexar County student athletes, ages 14 to 18. Their ultimate goal is to screen all incoming Bexar County freshman on an annual basis.  For more information visit For tickets call 210.841.9207.

Courtney Duphorne, Pay It Forward Ministries

Pay it Forward Ministries (PIFM) was founded in 2006 by Courtney’s husband, Brad, a grateful recovering alcoholic and addict. The concept that is not only revolutionary but the first of its kind — a program to help reduce the staggering statistics of alcoholism and alcohol abuse leading to homelessness. For more information visit For tickets call 210.212-2926. 

Stacey Hill, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center 

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center is the first and longest-running venue for contemporary art in San Antonio. Now in its twenty-sixth year, Blue Star continues to be an incubator for contemporary art in San Antonio, hosting more than twenty exhibitions each year within its four on-site galleries. For more information visit  For tickets call 210. 227.6960.

Dacia Napier M.D., Cancer Therapy Research Center (CTRC)

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is San Antonio’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center recognized for its world-class cancer treatments, research, early detection and prevention. CTRC is one of 66 NCI-designated cancer centers in the U.S. – and one of only four in Texas.  For more information, visit For tickets call 210.450.1152.

Ana Montoya, ChildSafe

ChildSafe is Bexar County’s only agency to provide specialized services to children who have been sexually abused and their supportive family members its mission is to restore dignity, hope and trust to children traumatized by sexual abuse. For more information visit For tickets call 210.675.9000.

North Star Gives presented by Volvo

Guests will enjoy a revealing of spring fashions by Saks Fifth Avenue, music, cocktails and exquisite bites, plus earn a chance to win fabulous prizes from North Star retailers 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, March 22.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door, cash only at the door. All tickets sold directly benefit the charity from which it is purchased.

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