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Hospitality Takes Flight

The NEWH gala held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum benefited students in creative and hospitality fields.

Article by Amanda Tower

Photography by Atali Samuel and Jonathan Zizzo

Originally published in Park Cities Lifestyle

The Frontiers of Flight Museum in West Dallas was filled with revelers from across the hospitality spectrum on October 20, 2023, for the Fundraiser and Scholarship Dinner hosted by NEWH Dallas.

In 2022, a star-studded blowout at the Nasher Sculpture Center raised over $75,000. Fundraising Director Micaela Sheffield, Fundraising Chair Angelle Bevier, and VP of Development Luis Araujo soared beyond expectation with 2023’s first-class experience.

Founded in 1991, the Dallas chapter of NEWH, the international network connecting the community of hospitality and design professionals, has awarded over $1 million in total scholarships benefiting students in creative and hospitality fields. The annual event is the primary fundraising vehicle for scholarships.

The 2023 gala raised more than $68,000 to benefit student scholarships and propel tomorrow’s hospitality leaders into careers in this dynamic industry. Dallas’ hospitality industry jet setters dazzled in their designer wear and sipped cocktails, danced, and celebrated together under vintage and antique aircraft.

NEWH Fundraising Ambassadors Abbe Fenimore, Tyler Duncan, and Jim Looney were recognized for their additional fundraising efforts. The year’s Top Interior Design Firms—LEO A DALY Dallas, Gensler Dallas, and MatchLine Design Group—received awards as well.

Taking the five-star festivities to new heights were the generous sponsors: Smith Brown (diamond sponsor); Crypton with Paravars, Herzog Hospitality, and Fairmont Designs with Wabi Sabi Hospitality (platinum sponsors); Hill & Associates, Furniture Atelier, Outpost Hospitality, Kaiser Hospitality, Akula Living, and Lusive Décor with Arnett-Whitacre & Associates (gold sponsors); Daltile (bar sponsor); and Chopin Vodka (drink sponsor). Their support of the industry and current students is sincerely appreciated and paves the runway for the future of hospitality to take flight.

For more information about NEWH Dallas, visit newh.org/chapters/dallas/.

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