Hope For Humanity Dinner

2017 Hope for Humanity Dinner Honoring
Philanthropist Lauren Embrey

October 24, 2017 | Reception 6:00 p.m. | Dinner and Program at 7:00 p.m.

Fairmont Hotel | Regency Ballroom

For information call: 469.399.5202 or

The annual Hope for Humanity evening honors our Holocaust Survivors, pays tribute to an Upstander who has made a significant contribution to our community, and inspires hope for humanity.

Lauren Embrey is President and Philanthropic Visionary of The Embrey Family Foundation and CEO of Embrey Interests, Ltd. She serves on Boards in Dallas, Washington DC, and New York City including The AT&T Performing Arts Center, The MS Foundation for Women, The Women’s Media Center and PEN America.

Lauren’s passion is theater, dance, film and human rights work. She produced the U.S. Premiere of Truth in Translation in 2007. She is Executive Producer for the documentary Playground, and a documentary on The Apollo Theater. She is involved in Chicken n Egg Pictures, Impact Partners and The Sundance Institute.

Lauren is currently aiding in the development of The Global Arts Corps current theatrical production and is involved and in the development and production of a film on the life of Bert Williams.

Lauren has received many awards for her Philanthropic work, both at the community level and national level, including The Women Who Give Hope Award from Chiapas International in 2010, Womens enews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for Strategic Philanthropy in 2011. The MS Foundation’s Women of Vision Award for Philanthropy in 2013, She Should Run’s Wendy Award in 2014 and Nomi Network’s Abolitionist Award in 2016.

2016 Hope for Humanity Dinner Honoring
Philanthropist Nate Levine

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For nearly 45 years, Ann and Nate Levine have made Dallas their home where they raised their three children and have generously supported the community they love in countless ways. A few highlights of their commitment to Jewish causes include an endowed chair for Jewish studies at Southern Methodist University, providing major funding for the Ann and Nate Levine Academy, the Jewish National Fund, the Zale Lipshy Hospital, the SMU Tate Lecture Series, Israel Bonds and Congregation Shearith Israel, where a community area honors their name.

“If I can bring about a small change in someone’s life, or do my part to help”, says Nate Levine, “ I consider those accomplishments.”

Tables start at $5,500. 469-399-5202 or

2015 Hope for Humanity Dinner Honoring Mike Rawlings,

Mayor of Dallas

Thursday, December 3, 2015 | Fairmont Hotel's Regency Ballroom | Reception at 6:00 p.m. | Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Mike Rawlings Bio


The Honorable Florence Shapiro and Howard Shapiro & Abby and Todd Williams


  • CIC Partners/Dee Ann and Marshall Payne
  • Sally and Thomas Dunning
  • Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt
  • Jennifer and Thomas Karol
  • The Honorable Ron Kirk and Matrice Ellis-Kirk
  • The Honorable Tom Leppert and Laura Leppert
  • Debra and Clint McDonnough
  • Sammye and Mike A. Myers
  • Barbara and Stan Rabin
  • Nicole and Justin Small
  • Marianne and Roger Staubach
  • Senator Royce West and Mrs. Carol West


  • Elizabeth (Liza) Lee Underwriting Chair
  • Evey Fagadau
  • Thomas S. Halsey
  • James M. Hogue
  • Hylton L. Jonas
  • Frank Risch
  • Larry Schoenbrun
  • Jim Tolbert
  • Stephen Waldman


In 2014 we honored Stan Rabin as our Hope for Humanity award recipient.