Wednesday, February 21, 2024

GRACE Grapevine Introduces New Gala Co-Chairs

The City of Southlake partners with select organizations to enhance our service offerings to our community. GRACE is one of the incredible service organizations we work with to create world-class experiences for our residents.

The GRACE “Angles Among Us” Gala will be held at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas again on November 4, 2023. This is amongst the most highly anticipated black tie events that have been around for nearly two decades and continues to grow in popularity. All net proceeds fund programs and services for those in need who come to GRACE for assistance.

GRACE is excited to introduce this year’s GRACE Gala Co-Chairs, Madeline and David Ricci. This fabulous husband and wife duo are known around the community for their business-savvy mindsets, continuous philanthropic support, and their mentorship and coaching for first-time entrepreneurs.

Both Madeline and David believe in having a servant’s heart and are always willing to give back to the community any chance they get. As strong GRACE advocates, the Ricci’s love supporting and volunteering in GRACE programs such as the GRACE Community Clinic, Transitional Housing Program, and the Christmas Cottage.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work so closely with Madeline and David Ricci on the 2023 GRACE Gala,” said GRACE’s Chief Executive Officer, Shonda Schaefer. “They are hugely successful entrepreneurs and coaches and have such a passion for the work of GRACE! Watching them work with such dedication is truly a blessing!”

The GRACE Gala will feature some of the best gourmet food, live entertainment, a silent auction, and other activities that one can only find right here in our community. A bonus of attending the fabulous GRACE Gala is the limitless sponsorship opportunities that we provide, including entry into the GRACE Gala VIP Party. Proceeds from these auctions, combined with sponsorships table and ticket sales, raffles, and other gifts are used to fund the programs and services needed by families and individuals throughout Northeast Tarrant County.

Individual tickets are $475, and a table of ten is $4,000. Sponsorships with ample public relations and marketing exposure, preferred seating, and exclusive event access begin at $5,000. In-kind sponsorships are also available. For more information, please reach out to GRACE Special Events Manager at

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