Tonight, immediately following the Chiapas International 10th Anniversary Gala, a new young professionals group called Chiapas Connectors will take over the space with live music by Emerald City, open bar, a birthday cake and ice cream bar, and a World Market featuring international vendors.
Chiapas Connectors is a committee of young professionals dedicated to furthering the mission of Chiapas International in the DFW community through outreach and fundraising. Members are emerging community leaders with international and philanthropic interests and a passion for breaking the cycle of poverty through the use of microfinance loans and other anti-poverty solutions. Chiapas International, formerly known as The Chiapas Project, is celebrating their 10-year anniversary tonight at a gala dinner preceding the Connectors’ party. Since its inception in 2003 Chiapas International has raised more than $6 million and has helped more than 300,000 women and their families in seven countries take the first step out of poverty.
Tickets are available in advance at their website (which will include a 20% discount on Uber rides to and from the event), or can be purchased at the door. North Texans of all ages are welcome to join both the gala and after party attendees at 9pm and enjoy the festivities, a birthday cake & sundae bar, and the international market- a great first stop for globally conscious holiday gifts. Attire is cocktail and the mood is celebratory.
Sponsors for the evening include: ALI WOOD “HAND” BAGS, Barre Bee Fit Dallas, Bella Flora, Nancy Best, Salah Boukadoam, Pam Busbee, Janice Bywaters, Dallas Theater Center, Doug Boster Catering, Dr. Naila Malik, Escada, Fossil, Tom Hendrick, Beth Huddleston, Jen X Faces, Dana Juett, Kiehl’s, Knockout Beauty, Leggiadro, LOOK Cinemas, Mi Cocina, Carolyn Quan, Rebecca Hallam Jewelry, Robin Jackson Photography, Ruibal’s Plants of Texas, Shona C. Gilbert, SHONA Jewelry, Soap Hope, Steelcase, Sue Malone Casey, Taxco Produce Inc., Uber, United Dance Academy, and Wendy Krispin Caterer.