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OCTOBER 11, 2018

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Leave a Legacy:

Leave a Legacy:

An Evening with Elizabeth Vargas

On Thursday, October 11th, The Magdalen House is excited and honored to host Elizabeth Vargas at our Leave a Legacy: An Evening with Elizabeth Vargas dinner at Dallas Auction Gallery in the heart of the Design District.

As an award-winning anchor and correspondent, Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations and conducting newsmaker interviews. Currently the co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 with David Muir, Vargas was credited by The New York Times for reinvigorating the newsmagazine format with her “intellectually brave” reporting.

In September 2016, Vargas’s memoir Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction, was released by Grand Central Publishing. The book details her struggles with anxiety and alcohol, and tells a powerful story of healing and coping. A special episode of 20/20 aired in conjunction with the book’s release, in which Vargas and Diane Sawyer discussed Vargas’ experiences, reported on the link between anxiety and alcohol abuse, and interviewed both addiction experts and people recovering from addiction.

Vargas’s commitment to advocating for women, as well as her experience with and understanding of alcoholism, qualifies her to empower countless Dallas women. Her message is consistent with the mission of The Magdalen House and spreads hope to alcoholic women and their families.

Underwriting and Sponsorship Opportunities

Underwriting and Sponsorships are currently available. If you’re ready to purchase your table online, please click the “Purchase Online” button below. If you would like to purchase your sponsorship with a check, please click the “Print Contract” button below.


Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction and Big Board items will be available for bidding before our Leave a Legacy: An Evening with Elizabeth Vargas dinner on October 11th. The auction will close on the night of the 11th. Stay tuned!


A Letter from our Chairs


Our Committee

Laurie Evans – Co-Chair
Lacy Montgomery – Co-Chair
Kathleen Powell – Co-Chair

Kate Dorff – Underwriting Chair

Michelle Hope – Solicitations Chair

Crystal Orren – Press & Publicity Chair

Emily Cheek – Volunteer Co-Chair

Deborah Tomlinson – RSVP Chair

Jenny Grumbles – Decorations C0-Chair

Laura McElroy – Decorations C0-Chair

Curt Smith – Volunteer Co-Chair

Jennifer Landry – Invitations Co-Chair

Nancy McMahon – Catering Chair

Melissa Chiranky – Silent Auction Chair


Unique programming for women in recovery facing different obstacles than men, no comparable facility in North Texas.


Women come to us with depleted resources, no insurance, and no hope.

Peer Implemented Programming

Keeps operating costs low while leveraging community collaboration for increased impact.

Comprehensive Programming

26 solution-based classes and meetings open for all women in recovery seven days a week. Transitional and supportive programs that are unique to The Magdalen House to sustain long-term on-going recovery.