Children’s Advocacy Center’s “Texas-Sized Fun” Annual Gala Raised Funds to Help Children Victimized by Abuse or Neglect


Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, which provides essential services to children victimized by abuse and neglect, held its annual premier gala at The Star in Frisco on Saturday, April 6th, presented by Credit Union of Texas.  

With over 1,000 in attendance, the “Texas-Sized Fun” themed gala kicked off with a roaring welcome from the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Drumline, followed by cocktail hour and silent auction. Guests were delighted with an all new Neiman Marcus Willow Bend Luxury Experience, where they were presented with chances at winning designer items with a total value of over $20,000.

The evening continued with a three-course dinner, an impressive live auction, and a powerful speech given by child abuse activist and survivor behind Jenna’s Law, Jenna Quinn. Before receiving a standing ovation, Jenna said, “We should be so grateful to have a center in our community that not only provides intervention services for children and their families, but also is proactive in educating the community on prevention and reporting. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has a life-long impact on every child they serve. Did you know that this center is one of the best Advocacy Center’s in the state and in the country? It’s a one-stop place for healing and justice. As a resident of Collin County I’m proud to say that the conviction rate is 92%, which is much higher than the national average which keeps these perpetrators from hurting other children.”

Jenna’s speech was followed by the ever-popular Lexus Raffle presented by DFW Lexus Dealers. The lucky winner that evening won a brand-new Lexus ES! Capping of the Texas-Sized Fun evening was an energetic performance by Grammy nominated country music star, Joe Nichols.

Photo Credit: Kristina Bowman

About Children’s Advocacy Center 
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides safety, healing and justice to children victimized by abuse or neglect in Collin County. The Center works collaboratively with law enforcement and Child Protective Services to help children and their non-offending family members heal from the trauma of abuse. Since 1992, Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has offered free services to more than 50,000 abused and neglected children. To learn more, visit caccollincounty.org or call 972-633-6600.



Lynne McLean, CACCC CEO and Country Music Star, Joe Nichols


Jenna Quinn & Michael Alexander


Jenni & Dalton McGaha – Gala 2019 Honorary Chairs


Carolyn & Mark Speese


Jennifer & Farid Dharamsi


Cindy Sutley, Susan Spindler, Carolyn Speese, Jenni McGaha, Allison Cunningham, Malissa Henrie


Chris Brunner – Park Place Lexus, Ted & Deb Burge – Lexus Raffle Winners and Adrienne Luk – Sewell Lexus


Cathy & Richard Riccardi