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DALLAS September 16, 2016 – Bridging the gap between north and south Dallas, education and opportunity, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep has announced the sponsors of its inaugural Grove to Grove event, which will be held at 3015 at Trinity Groves on Friday, September 23, 2016.  The event will kick off at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour and entertainment by Cristo Rey Dallas students.  NBC 5’s Deborah Ferguson will interview four Cristo Rey Dallas students to highlight the work of the school.  Guests also will enjoy live entertainment, a seated dinner and live auction. 

Funds raised through event sponsorships, the silent auction and the generous donations of event attendees will support the work and founding mission of the school — to provide students from underserved communities a rigorous college prep education combined with valuable professional work experience in partnership with Dallas’ top businesses, enabling them to rise out of generational poverty to become men and women of purpose and service.

Cristo Rey Dallas would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2016 Grove to Grove event:

“Ride to Work” Sponsors ($32,000): Cristo Rey Dallas provides transportation to and from work. Donors partner with the school to assist with student transportation.

  • Anonymous

“Lunch” Sponsors ($20,000): Donations ensure students have one warm, nutritious meal per day, each day of the school year.

  • Michelle and Peter Collins
  • Amy and Patrick Thompson

“School Supplies and Materials” Sponsors ($10,000): Donor helps cover the expense of learning materials for one school year.

  • Sharon and Tom McNearney
  • Michelle and John Stephens

“Help and a Half” Sponsors ($4,800): Donor helps fill the tuition gap for one student for one year and a semester for another student.

  • Anonymous
  • Cindi and Jay Anthony
  • Barker Viggato, LLP
  • Lynn and Edwin Bell, Jr.
  • Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
  • The Ed Haggar Family Foundation
  • Jones Day
  • Patty and Mark Langdale
  • The Marianne & Roger Staubach Fund of The Catholic Foundation
  • Mary Blake and Chuck Meadows
  • Susan and Jon Piot
  • Mary and Mike Terry
  • Ana and Jim Yoder

 “Partner with a Student” Sponsors ($3,200): Donors help fill the remaining gap of a student’s annual tuition.

  • Jessica and Jeff Burrow
  • Laura and Jim Einspanier
  • Cheryl and Richard Joyner
  • John Killian
  • Nancy Cain Marcus
  • Pam and Gary Patsley
  • Betty and Steve Suellentrop

“Half the Gap” Sponsors ($1,600): Donors help fill half of the remaining gap of a student’s annual tuition.

  • Ann and Dave Adams
  • Nancy and Bob Bowen; Manhattan Construction Co.
  • Helaine and Dan Blizzard
  • Sylvia and Jeff Chavez
  • Emily and Joe Cox
  • Denise and John Dunlap
  • Fischer
  • Karen and Steve Fox
  • Jack Fraker
  • Bev Goulet
  • Michelle and Houston Hall
  • Jane and Pat Jenevein
  • Candace and James Krause; Krause Advertising Inc.
  • Marguerite and Michael Marz
  • Monica and Patrick Sargent
  • Pat and Brian Sayers

Individual Sponsors ($320-$1,000):

  • Mr. and Mrs. Bernard DiFiore
  • Muffin and John Lemak
  • Sarah and Alan Losinger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Orr
  • The Patricia L. & William F. Miller Family
  • Robertson Opportunity Capital

About Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep

Located in Pleasant Grove, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep provides economically disadvantaged students of all faiths with a Catholic, college prep education enabling them to become men and women of purpose and service. Through a rigorous curriculum, integrated with a hands-on professional work experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep is endorsed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND). To learn more about Cristo Rey Dallas, visit