Clockwise from top: The 2020 Fashion Stars for a Cause include Elizabeth Ward, Margery Boucher, Rebecca Marabito, Gary Walden, Tara DePompei, Christian Iles, Shane Morgan, Fozi Bayoud, Venni Etienne, Nikki Beneke, Dori Armstrong Wright and Arnold Vincent Pacetti.

Thirteen years ago Margie Wright, executive director of the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas and board member of MHA-Dallas, asked Yvonne Crum, who was working on an event for  Mental Health America Dallas to help raise at least $25,000 by organizing an event around the issue of suicide. Crum, a Preston Hollow neighbor, realize the best way to involve the community in raising awareness and funds was to select a dozen women and men annually to serve as fundraising ambassadors. These ambassadors, or Fashion Stars, promote table sales and raffle tickets for the annual Fashion Stars for a Cause event, which Crum calls “a celebration of fashion and compassion.” More than $2.6 million has been raised for the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas. The black tie event is Friday,  March 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Country Club. For information and table requests, contact:  Crum, chair and founder of Fashion Stars for a Cause at  or visit here.

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