Make-A-Wish® North Texas is pleased to announce Mr. & Mrs. JoAnne and Elliott ‘Tony’ Roosevelt, Jr. as Honorary Chairs for the 18th Annual Wish Night gala presented by Helzberg Diamonds® on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
The Roosevelt’s generosity of their time, donations and endless care has touched the lives of many including the hearts of North Texas children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Much like Make-A-Wish®, the Roosevelt’s instill hope, strength and joy into the lives of countless individuals through their charitable works and organizations.
Guests will arrive at 6:00 p.m. for a night where Wishes Take Flight. The evening begins with a cocktail hour featuring music by Time Machine followed by a silent auction, three-course dinner, live auction, special performance from past wish recipients, and the ever so popular midnight snack.
Since inception, Wish Night has raised more than $11 million to grant more than 1,490 wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the North Texas community. Thanks to the generous help from outstanding individuals and organizations like Helzberg Diamonds, American Airlines and the Roosevelt’s, this signature event continues to grow with the hopes of helping the North Texas chapter fulfill every eligible child’s one true wish.
For more information on how you and your company can become involved, visit www.wishnight.org or contact Development Officer, Tabatha Gonzalez-Olaechea, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 214-496-5006.
About JoAnne and Elliott “Tony” Roosevelt, Jr.
Elliott “Tony” Roosevelt, Jr., grandson of Former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, founded Roosevelt Resources LLC, a small Dallas-based oil and gas firm, in 1980. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the St. Mark’s School of Texas for 22 years and has been a Life Trustee since 2003. Mr. Roosevelt is a member of the Board of Trustees and an Executive Committee member for The Theodore Roosevelt Association, having co-chaired the Texas Chapter’s Dallas Police Award Luncheon between 1996-2009. His wife, JoAnne Roosevelt, has been a philanthropist for over 50 years. In 1959, she joined the Junior League, and has since served on the board and chaired events for countless charities and organizations. In 2000, she co-founded The March of Dimes Mother-Daughter North Texas Society, which promotes full-term pregnancies and healthy babies through programs and services across Texas. In 2004, JoAnne chaired the Sweetheart Ball raising more than $1.4 million for heart research at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In the year 2009, JoAnne chaired The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command Annual Luncheon raising $2.4 million. Also in 2009, both JoAnne and Elliott were honored for their community volunteer leadership with the Dallas Historical Society Award. This prestigious award recognizes community leaders whose contributions have positively impacted the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas.