Rainbow Days celebrated 30 years of service with a big splash! On April 20, 2012, nearly 600 guests gathered to attend the 15th Annual Pot of Gold Luncheon presented by AT&T at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, guests and silent auction donors, Rainbow Days raised a record-setting $230,000 through this year’s luncheon.. Guests enjoyed heart-warming remarks from luncheon honoree, Nancy Ann Hunt, community leader and philanthropist, who was honored for her long-standing support of Rainbow Days. Donnie Nelson, General Manager & President of Basketball Operations for the Dallas Mavericks, and Luncheon Honorary Chair, delighted guests and fans with a message about being a part of a winning team - both on and off the court.
This year’s luncheon also included a festive performance by children’s entertainer, Eddie Coker, who roused the crowd to their feet as he and the children of Rainbow Days delivered two energetic songs – Say Hello and I Believe. There was not a dry eye in the house as children handed out handmade hearts to guests on the last song, I Believe, based on Rainbow Days’ major messages and written specifically by Mr. Coker to celebrate Rainbow Days.
Cathey Brown, Rainbow Days’ Founder & CEO, shared inspiring remarks at the luncheon centered around Rainbow Days’ major messages: I Am, I Can, I Have, I Will, and I Believe. “Children can have hope for a promising future by learning and believing these five core messages we teach in all of our programs. Funds raised from the Pot of Gold Luncheon have benefited thousands of children over the last 30 years who learn and live these messages every day. We are grateful for this year’s Pot of Gold Luncheon patrons for their generous contributions who help make this positive impact possible.”
Special thanks to our generous sponsors, donors and other special individuals who made significant contributions to make this year’s luncheon a success: 2012 Pot of Gold Luncheon Sponsors; Silent Auction Donors; Todd Whitthorne, CEO, Cooper Concepts, Luncheon Emcee; JM Productions, musical accompaniment; and Grand Luxe magazine and Park Cities News for their generous support as this year’s official Media Sponsors.
Check out this quick video to catch a glimpse of the celebration and pictures from this year’s event! Read the full Press Release.
Honoree: Mrs. Nancy Ann Hunt, Community Leader and Philanthropist
Honorary Chair: Mr. Donnie Nelson, General Manager of The Dallas Mavericks
Invocation: June Hunt, Founder & CEO of Hope for the Heart Ministries
Co-Chairs: Heather Appel and Julie Halverson
Emcee: Todd Whitthorne, CEO, Cooper Concepts
Entertainment: Eddie Coker and the Children of Rainbow Days
Music: The Judy Moore Duo, JM Productions
Media Sponsors: Park Cities News and Grand Luxe Magazine
There was a mistake made by the recording company of the “I Believe” CD distributed at the Pot of Gold luncheon. If you would like us to send you a CD with the correct song please email your request, along with your address, to Sandi McFarland . Thank you for your understanding.