The Event: One thousand arts movers gathered for the 33rd annual luncheon, hosted at the Hilton Anatole’s Chantilly Ballroom and chaired by Heather Esping. Neiman Marcus and Chase presented the benefit for the iconic arts organization, so you can bet there were plenty of local heavies in the crowd. Past honorees include names like Carr, Miller, Hoffman, Marcus, Custard and Nasher. The Awards: Lee Cullum emceed the event, which honored philanthropist Sarah Perot and auto king John R. Eagle for their countless years of dedication to the arts in Dallas. The Sounds: Luncheon guests were entertained by TACA beneficiaries, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Bach Society, Voices of Change and The James Gilyard Ensemble, among others, with a featured performance by NM’s performing arts scholar at SMU, cellist Jaewon Ahn. Seen and Heard: “She not only works hard, but she works smart,” declared John T. Cody of Sarah Perot, who responded a bit teary-eyed, “I thought I was fine until that introduction.” >>> “We travel together looking at crazy art, and I even drive one of his cars,” said Cindy Rachofsky of John R. Eagle.
Photography by Dana Driensky