GRACE Announces 2015 Gala Chairs
Jun 15, 2015 04:18PM
● By Audrey Sellers
GRACE is honored to announce Stacey and Kevin Chase as the 2015 Chairs for the GRACE Gala, championing 12 outstanding years of vital program funding.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for EFH, Luminant and TXU Energy, Kevin’s organizational management and networking acumen has extended the GRACE message to countless individuals and corporations, leading to a considerable increase in community engagement.
Since 2013, Kevin has served on GRACE’s Board of Directors and has provided development expertise in various capacities, including Drive into the Night and the Gala Sponsorship Committee.
Stacey has been instrumental to GRACE through her leadership in the Gala Auction Committee. Stacey also volunteered twice a week for the past several years at the Food Pantry, where she collected grocery items throughout the week for at-risk families.
The couple is heavily involved in several other charities beyond GRACE, including United Way, the University of Texas scholarship endowment, and CASA, where Stacey is a Court Appointed Special Advocate. In addition, Stacey's heart for human trafficking victims has involved her with other ministries like We Are Cherished and Rescue Her. Stacey is currently studying for her Masters in Nutrition and caring for their latest blessing—their three-month old adopted son, Austin. Kevin and Stacey enjoy the many blessing of living in Southlake with their four kids (Abby, Ethan, Emma and Austin) and three dogs (Fergie, Mika and Bevo).
The duo may be dynamic in the world of business and academia, but it is their dedication to family and giving to others less fortunate that makes their investment in GRACE highly personal. “Family is the core of who we are. We sought counsel with those we respected to find a local, established non-profit with an excellent track record and a Christ-centered heritage,” says Kevin. “By serving at GRACE, we are able to instill God-honoring principles in our four children and be part of a mission that truly equips families to thrive again.”
The Chases will continue to be responsible for garnering support from corporate and individual sponsors at the Gala, which provides ample exposure and encourages patronage to businesses with a kindred desire to serve families in need. Not only have the Chases made corporate connections, the two have a zeal for sharing the GRACE message with their friends, family, neighbors and colleagues.
“The prayerful decision to commit to GRACE has taken us on unexpected paths, and it’s been incredible to witness how infectious the message of GRACE is. There are so many different ways to serve at GRACE. When people discover there is a place to put their time, talents and resources to good use, it resounds with so many people who are compelled to be a part of a great cause,” says Chase.
We are honored to have the Chases as ambassadors of the GRACE mission. The Gala promises a phenomenal night filled with purpose—but it is also the party of the year!
As GRACE’s largest fund raising event of the year, the monies raised supports the GRACE mission to provide emergency assistance to families facing hardship in Greater Northeast Tarrant County. Sponsorships range from $1,500 to $15,000. Individual tickets are $300, and a table of ten is $2,750. Auction item sponsorships are also available.
If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities for the GRACE Gala on Saturday, October 10, contact Mark Woolverton at mwoolverton@GRACEGrapevine.org. Event details and ticket information can be found at GRACEGala.org.
GRACE Grapevine is a faith-based, social service agency that provides emergency assistance to an average of 5,100 families and individuals each year. For nearly three decades, GRACE has partnered with the community provide food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care to guide families and individuals toward self-sufficiency. Learn about our programs and volunteer opportunities at GRACEGrapevine.org.