By Mary Thompson Charlebois | Contributor
Junior League of Dallas (JLD) Milestones Luncheon Co-chairs Sally Pretorius Hodge and Linda Secrest revealed today that Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” president of Rock’n Robin Productions and best-selling author, will be the featured speaker at the annual Milestones Luncheon on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Sponsors of the 2024 Milestones Luncheon include Sewell Automotive Companies,Presenting Sponsor; Origin Bank, VIP Reception Sponsor; and Central Market, Sustainer of the Year Sponsor.
“We are thrilled to have Robin Roberts as the featured speaker for our annual Milestones Luncheon. She has an incredible passion for her work and proves repeatedly that dedication and hard work are keys to success. In addition to her professional pursuits, Robin sets an example by giving her time and talents generously to numerous causes and nonprofit organizations,” said JLD President Christina Eubanks.
Additionally, 2024 Sustainer of the Year Kathleen Gibson will be recognized during the Luncheon. Kathleen has been a vital Member of the League for many years including her roles as Assistant Provisional Project Chair; JLD Ball Committee, including Advertising Sales Force and Assistant Arrangements Chair; Public Affairs Committee – Issue Researcher, and as Funding Ad Hoc Committee Member.
She has used her JLD training both in her nonprofit board involvement and in her career. She is credited for transforming Southwestern Medical Foundation by forming committees for the board, governance and leading a successful $1 billion capital campaign. Her fundraising placements within JLD prepared her well for this role. In addition, Kathleen has chaired multiple nonprofit boards and served on numerous committees, again using the skills she learned through JLD training.
The Milestones Luncheon is an annual fundraiser benefiting the Junior League of Dallas Community Service Fund that serves as a platform to raise awareness for the programs and issues supported by the JLD and to recognize the impact and achievements of its volunteers. Proceeds from The Milestones Luncheon allow the JLD to grant approximately $1 million annually to the Dallas community.
The 2024 Milestones Luncheon will take place Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Sponsorships begin at $1,000, and tables are available starting at $2,500. Individual tickets will go on sale in February 2024. For underwriting information, please visit https://www.jldallas.org/milestones-luncheon/.