Planning for the 20th annual GRACE Gala has officially begun! That’s right, this year marks the 20th year since GRACE’s first Gala, and we are ready to plan to best one yet. This year’s magnificent event will be on Saturday, November 4th at the Irving Convention Center, and it’ll be here before we know it!

It takes approximately 365 days to plan the Gala, so GRACE is so thankful for the incredible planning committee, volunteers, and staff members that make it happen. There are a lot of pieces and moving parts that go into planning a successful gala, from the venue to the décor, the auction items to the music…you can imagine it takes a lot of amazing people to make it happen.

This year’s Gala committee chairs are Madeline and David Ricci, who are dedicated to making this event the best EVER! After years of being faithfully dedicated to the mission of GRACE, the Ricci’s are thrilled at the honor of being this year’s chairs, and serving GRACE in a new way. They kicked off the planning season by welcoming committee members into their beautiful home for a brainstorming session this past Wednesday, May 10th. Creative ideas were overflowing from the minds of not only our chairs, but every member in attendance, and we are beyond excited to see things come to fruition.

Are you interested in joining this awesome committee? We’ve got a spot for you! For more information on joining the GRACE Gala Committee, reach out to Emily Miranda, Special Events Manager, at