Gala season continues full force this month as we race toward the finish line on November 4th! GRACE is honored to have the support of many sponsors, all of which help make this annual event a roaring success. So, how does GRACE show their thanks?

With the annual VIP Party! This event happens each year in the weeks before the Gala to allow GRACE to acknowledge and celebrate the dozens of sponsors that stepped up to support the Gala. This year, the party will take place in Westlake, at the home of Dr. Haritha Mikkilineni, owner of Medrein Health & Aesthetics, an aesthetic medical spa located in Southlake. Known affectionately as Dr. Mikki, she jumped at the chance to support GRACE in a big way by sponsoring and hosting this great party!

With 12 years’ experience as a board certified ER physician, Dr. Mikki also has a passion for aesthetics and beauty. Opening Medrein has been a longtime dream, and she is pleased to serve all of DFW. To learn more, visit

The VIP Party will feature delicious bites, beer, and wine. Members of GRACE staff, as well as the Gala co-chairs, will speak to the success this Gala has already had – the event itself SOLD OUT over the summer! Sponsors will be recognized and thanked for their support. Perhaps best of all, this year’s Angel of Grace award recipient will be announced. The Angel of GRACE is awarded each year to a person or organization who exemplifies GRACE’s mission of stewardship, compassion and guidance toward self-sufficiency.

The party, set to take place on Thursday, October 19, is going to be a fabulous time for all! If you were unable to secure tickets to this year’s event, there are still some great ways to be involved! Read up about this year’s raffle trip and purchase tickets at – winner does not need to be present at the Gala to win. Volunteer opportunities are also available – please contact for more information!