Dallas has had a much needed wet spring thus far – the days leading up to the Fund Raiser on May 12th to celebrate our Rising Stars were no different. As the members of the Mayor’s Star Council were making final preparations for the Event, we began to wonder … will Mother Nature cooperate with us and allow the City to celebrate the youth from the local High Schools the MSC mentors?

The answer was a resounding – YES! Nearly 100 participants came by for the celebration at Souk Restaurant in the Trinity Groves.

Guests learned about the work from the students through descriptive panels from each of the 5 High Schools while enjoying Mediterranean appetizers and tasty libations.

The proceedings began with a vote of thanks to recent funders and board members – and continued with stories from MSC members about the benefits of the Council and impact of the Leadership Academy on the students the MSC mentors. A lucky winner won a suite to a Texas Rangers baseball game through the raffle held.

The Event brought together friends and well wishers, including MSC alums, community & corporate leaders, and Leadership Academy students. Regardless if it was the participants first time attending a MSC event or an active participant, the Fund Raiser was a prime example of achieving the Mission of the Mayor’s Star Council through Learning, Serving, and Connecting.