Thousands came out to the Dallas Margarita Ball in Dallas, TX to donate toys and money for charity. Today they host over 10,000 guests in what has become the largest Black Tie Charity in the World!
And because of this success we are able to assist the At-Risk Children of the Dallas / Fort Worth area and support those local community charities that are on the forefront and in the trenches with these Children!
Amanda reads the Polar Express book to a group of kids before they get a surprise visit from Santa. Each year she takes time out to read the book and greet the kids and their families. This year was no different and many of the kids say they really enjoyed the hot cocoa, visit with Santa and hearing their favorite Christmas book read by Ms. Fitzpatrick.
It was a great night for charity at the Community Boys and Girls Club Champions for Children Gala. Everyone got a chance to listen to stories from the youth who attend the center.
Hope Abounds, Inc. held a fundraiser casino themed night to raise money for people with cancer. The evening was a celebration of Hope and included a live & silent auction, dinner and dancing. Hope Abounds is a charitable nonprofit with a simple mission to support every individual battling cancer. Through our service of Patient Advocacy, Educational Programming and Navigation through the cancer journey, no one is ever alone through their fight. For more click here
It was an honor to emcee the Harnett High School alumni reunion this year in Dunn, NC. It was a all Black school with grades K-12 during segregation. Each year the alumni host a fundraiser to raise money for college students who will attend a 4 year college. Amanda's dad John Fitzpatrick was the President and has raised thousands of dollars for students. To apply or donate money email email@example.com .
Amanda and her husband created the Wilmington Black Professionals Facebook group as a way to connect minority business owners and employers of minorities in the Cape Fear Area. The purpose of the group is to create a fun and safe place for networking and to help cultivate relationships in the community. After Hurricane Florence they knew they had to do something to give back and decided to host a toy and coat drive at KGB bar and lounge in Downtown Wilmington. Dozens came out to support and more than 80 coats and toys were donated and distributed to two partners for them to be able to give away items to those people impacted by the storm. If you would like to learn more about the group click here.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY COREY YOUNG
Amanda was blessed to host the Wilmington Ballet Company Nutcracker at the Wilson Center in Downtown Wilmington.
More than 100 people came out to watch the amazing show. 300 dancers, performers and locals participated in the show that brought smiles to the crowd.
Amanda is excited to announce the acts for the upcoming The Great Wilmington Nutcracker Ballet! Get your tickets here https://www.wilmingtonballetcompany.org/