Saturday, December 2, 2023

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

It’s GRACE Gala Time!

The City of Southlake partners with select organizations through Community Services Agreements to provide outstanding services to our residents.

Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE) works with the city to provide emergency assistance services to Southlake residents in need. There are many ways Southlake residents can get involved with organizations such as GRACE to make a difference in your community, but the GRACE Gala is hands-down, one of the most fun!

Mark your calendars for the 19th annual ‘angels among us’ GRACE Gala, presented by The Thompson Group at Classic Chevrolet on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas.

A meaningful celebration of the community’s generosity, the evening is filled with gourmet food, libations, high-caliber entertainment, and auction items. All proceeds fund the GRACE mission to provide food, clothing, shelter, and medical care to tens of thousands of individuals and local families each year.

Back by popular demand, The Walton Stout Band will perform with their fiery mix of R&B, Soul/Funk, and Dance.

Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on hundreds of valuable items including—local treasures, great travel, and unique experiences.

At the end of the program, there will be the annual Gala raffle drawing. This year’s prize will be a Trip to the Dominican Republic. Raffle tickets are $50 each, or five for $200, and can be purchased online—you need not be present to win!

Sponsorships begin at $4,000. Full-table sponsorships start at $3,500. Individual tickets are $375 each, or a table of ten for $3,500.

For more information, visit for details or contact Basha Ramsey, GRACE Special Events Manager, at 817-305-4653, or email