Oct. 15, 2018 by TREC Staff

How to Give During Giving Gala 2018

When you Dream Big like The Real Estate Council does – in a city nicknamed “the Big D,” no less – you tend to give big as well.

Our annual Giving Gala celebrates that sentiment, and during this year’s event on October 18, you’ll once again have opportunities to continue giving: via our wine pull and pledge cards.

Donations will benefit the Forest District Revitalization initiative of the Dallas Catalyst Project, TREC Foundation’s collaborative three-year philanthropic initiative to focus funds and our member professional services on a single neighborhood.

If you did not attend last year’s event or simply need a reminder on how to take advantage of these opportunities, here is what you need to know to give during Giving Gala:

Wine Pull

Our members and their companies donate hundreds of bottles of wine in anticipation of Giving Gala, and with good reason – our wine pull is more popular than ever!

Participating is simple. Visit us at our wine pull booth during Giving Gala and purchase a bottle for $25, $50 or $100. You’ll get a bottle worth at least as much as you paid, but there’s a catch: You won’t know which wine you’ll receive until you’ve “pulled it” from our collection! In most cases, your bottle will (far) exceed the value of your donation.

We are also still accepting wine pull donations! If you’d like to donate, download and return this form with your bottle or email Marcia Ebaugh-Pallán.

The wine pull booth will open at 6 p.m. and close briefly during our program at 8 p.m. If any bottles remain, the booth will reopen at 8:30 p.m.

We recommend leaving your purchased bottles at the wine pull booth until the end of the evening due to its proximity to the exit. Sorry, but due to TABC laws, guests are prohibited from opening their bottles during the event.

Pledge Cards

The Real Estate Council accepts cash, check and pledge. We’ll be leaving pledge cards on the tables so you can donate during dinner and we’ll follow up with you in the coming weeks once the meal and festivities have subsided.

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