GaylordThe GRACE Gala will mark its 15th year by returning to the sight of some of its greatest successes. For the first time since the 2010 Gala, the event will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort on Saturday, October 6.

That year—2010—marked the third year in a row the Gala resided in the luxurious confines of the beautiful hotel on the shores of Lake Grapevine. This year, the hotel’s brand new high-rise addition will become its home.

The Gaylord’s $120 million expansion project, started in September 2016, adds more than 300 new rooms and 86,000 square feet of meeting space. In total, the Gaylord will have a total of 1,811 guest rooms and 490,000 sf of meeting space.

“Our Gala has grown into the area’s most well-known black-tie event, and we are so blessed to be celebrating its fifteenth year back at the Gaylord,” said GRACE Executive Director Shonda Schaefer.

The Gala is the single, largest fundraising event for the agency, and revenues from the event are used to fund the many programs and services offered to GRACE clients throughout the year.

“I’m very proud that monies raised at the Gala go to help our neighbors in need.” said Schaefer.  “We are so grateful to the Gaylord for helping us find new and exciting ways to lavish our guests in grand style.”

Sponsorships for the black-tie event are available. Please contact Melissa Ansley at 817-467-4672 or email for more information.