Welcome to the 2017 Soup’s On! Luncheon
The 9th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale was held Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (11am-1:15pm) at downtown Dallas’ historic Union Station. The event is sold out for this year, but donations are always needed to support the programs at The Stewpot. Our sincerest thanks to all of those who purchased tables and tickets for this year's luncheon!
Mayor Mike Rawlings, Florencia Velasco Fortner, President and CEO of The Concillio, Sergeant Jeff Tooker, Dallas Police Department, and Keven Ann Willey, Vice President and Editorial Page Editor of the Dallas Morning News discussed the future of Dallas homelessness on a panel moderated by Dallas Morning News journalist Robert Wilonsky. The luncheon was emceed by former WFAA news anchor Gloria Campos.
The Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Show featured a dozen of Dallas’ finest chefs serving up a signature soup as the first course of the meal. Read about this year's chef lineup on theOur Souper Chefspage.
Longtime Stewpot Alliance supporters and civic leaders Margie and Ray Francis served as Honorary Chairs of the 2017 luncheon, chaired by Stewpot Alliance board member Heather Sauber.
The group of Dallas visionaries who founded the Stewpot Alliance 10 years ago in 2007 after seeing a need for community support for The Stewpot were honored at the luncheon. The founding board members were Karen Ware, President, Jennifer Clifford, Catherine Bywaters, Marty Coleman, Margie Francis, Nancy Gillham, Jan Hegi, Kathy Jackson, Martha Lipscomb, Martha Martin, Joan Mason, Suzanne Palmlund, Micki Rawlings, Carolyn Walton, and Trish Weigan. Thank you ladies for your dedication and the legacy you have created.
The luncheon also included an art sale of original paintings from artists of the Stewpot Open Art Program as well as a silent auction of Chef packages and other incredible donations.