GRACE has the exciting opportunity to welcome Laura Harris of NBC 5 to emcee the GRACE Gala this year!  Laura Harris is an Emmy Award and Associated Press award-winning journalist who joined the NBC 5 team in September 2018 as a reporter and weekend evening anchor.

She comes to Dallas-Fort Worth from the ABC affiliate in Tampa, Florida.  Some highlights of Laura’s career at ABC Action News included covering President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba in 2016 and covering the Tampa Bay Rays while they played the Cuban National Team in Havana.  She also covered Pope Francis’ historic visit to Cuba in 2015!

GRACE CEO Shonda Schaefer with Laura Harris of NBC 5

The vigor and enthusiasm of the master of ceremonies often define the energy of the room and ensure the evening runs seamlessly and with strong merit.  GRACE is honored to partner with such well-respected professionals who have a genuine desire to employ their talents for such a purposeful cause.  We are thrilled to once again have NBC 5 as a media partner for the GRACE Gala!

NBC 5 is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Fort Worth, Texas, United States and serving the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.  The station has long been well known in the Dallas–Fort Worth market for the longevity of its anchors and reporters.  We are proud and grateful to have the support of NBC 5 for many years now during our Gala!

This coming Tuesday, NBC 5 will feature a live interview with our CEO, Shonda Schaefer.  Stay tuned, GRACE Family, for details.  It never ceases to humbly amaze us that so many individuals, businesses and groups of people are eager to contribute in making the GRACE Gala not only a lovely and exceptional evening, but an effective effort in raising the much needed funds for our many life-changing programs!

As GRACE’s largest fund raising event of the year, the funds raised support the GRACE mission to provide relief to families struggling from paycheck to paycheck or after a recent job loss or other major life event.