< Back to articles

News/Press

EOD Turns 3!

June 9, 2015

We are still so overjoyed at the fun we had and the support that we received from you at our 3rd Birthday Party last Tuesday. What a great way to celebrate 3 years of impact in our community, as well as kick off our 4th year of empowering students and partnering with other nonprofits in our community! Through raffle ticket purchases, our silent auction, donations, and a generous matching gift from Ken and Carolyn Barth, we were able to raise over $11,500 to support the work of Education Opens Doors and our partner, Café Momentum! We are blown away by this outpouring of support! A big THANK YOU to all who attended the event and/or purchased a raffle ticket.

IMG_6152

We had a great time with all of our guests who came out and attended the party. Our supporters enjoyed the delicious hors d’ oeuvres provided by Café Momentum, as well as the outgoing and fun service from the interns who cooked and served the food.

IMG_6073

 

IMG_6075

A brief presentation took place to thank our partners and supporters. We were honored to also have Principal Nakia Douglas of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, one of the first principals to implement Roadmap to Success, speak about his support of our work and the positive way that it has impacted his students’ lives.

IMG_6139

After a last-minute flurry of purchasing blue and golden raffle tickets, the winners of the raffles and silent auction were announced. Some of the prizes included a custom suit, gift cards to local restaurants, a gorgeous Kendra Scott necklace, and of course, dinner for 8 at Café Momentum.

IMG_6164
IMG_6169

 

 

IMG_6183

Thank you to our raffle and silent auction item sponsors, especially Café Momentum, who donated dinner for 8 for our Golden Ticket Raffle. Below is the full list of raffle and silent auction sponsors:

Ambhar Tequila

Bikram Yoga

Bliss Spa-Dallas

Board Room

Café Momentum

Camp Gladiator

Common Table

Cotton Island

Dallas Mavericks

Deep Ellum Brewing Co

Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Halo Salon/Rachel Voss

Hari Mari

Henderson Ave. Country Club

Henderson Tap House

HG SPLY Co.

Hoffbrau

Katy Trail Ice House

Kendra Scott

Knot Standard Men’s Clothing

Le Gourmet Valet

Learning Express

McFadden’s Restaurant

Mokah Coffee Bar

Remedy

Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse

The Blind Butcher

The Blue Jean Bar

The Impeccable Pig

Tootsies

Top Golf Dallas

Trunk Club

Our special thanks also to photographer Spencer Jay, who donated his time and captured the fun that we had on Tuesday night. His images can be found on our Facebook page.

IMG_6148

Just like any other 3 year old, we are looking forward to our next birthday party already! Thank you again for your support of our work, both on Tuesday night and in the 3 years leading up to now. It is only with the support of our community that we are able to empower students and change lives in Dallas! Stay tuned for more ways that you can stay involved and see EOD in the community!

Do you want to be on the forefront of the college knowledge field? Subscribe now to get updates about our program, events and college access.