Vogel Alcove



Design & Dine 2017

Thursday, October 12
6-9 p.m.
The Scottish Rite Museum & Library
(500 S. Harwood St., Dallas)

Get your tickets now for Design & Dine!

This new event combines two of Vogel Alcove’s favorite celebrations – our Ambassadors of Hope Awards and the Furniture 4 Kids Design Competition for a night of great food and drink, innovative design and special recognition for some of our most generous supporters. Purchase tickets or sponsorships online now.

View the Sponsor and Design Competition Packet Here.

Furniture 4 Kids

For more than a decade, the Furniture 4 Kids Design Contest has brought out the competitive and creative spirits of architecture and design professionals throughout Dallas. Teams of designers are challenged to transform identical children’s tables and chairs into themed and functional furniture pieces. This year’s theme is “Farm to Table.” A panel of judges will choose the winning pieces, and the entries will be available for bid through an online raffle supporting Vogel Alcove.

Ambassadors of Hope

The Ambassadors of Hope Awards were created to honor the individuals and organizations that support Vogel Alcove’s mission to help children recover from the trauma of homelessness. They include awards named for our founders – Doris Budner and Thelma Vogel.

2017 Award Winners

Doris Budner Award – for leadership in advancing the Vogel Alcove mission: Alice Barnett
Thelma Vogel Award – for vision and collaborative efforts in advancing services to homeless children and families: Weil Dodgeball Planning Team
Corporate Champion: driversselect
Media Partner: Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Volunteer Award: Sydney Jordan
Kids Helping Kids: North Texas YPO
Board Excellence: Mary Lee Broder
Community Partner: Yale Alumni Group


Get ready for fabulous food | distinctive design | stylish raffle prizes | the smooth sounds of Natural Change.

Raffle Highlights

Art of Living – A Private Wine Reception or Breakfast for up to 20 people at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Art of Dining – Shinsei Dinner and Wine Pairing for eight

Art of Beauty – Day of Beauty Package from Dior Beauty

Art of Design – One-of-a-kind Work of Art from Southwest Art Gallery

Art of Fashion – Neiman Marcus Girls’ Champagne Brunch for four people

And many, many more great items.


Open bar with selection of wines and beers, plus a surprise signature cocktail.

By Chef Fitzgerald and Rush Patisserie

Hors D’oeuvres
Roasted tomato tart with Gorgonzola in puff pastry
Butter poached lobster with serrano corn muffin and avocado salsa verde
Cajun smoked salmon mousse cones with American caviar and snipped chives
Spicy pork belly sliders with apple-fennel slaw on a sweet roll

Domestic & Imported Cheeses
Seasonal fruits, organic nuts, truffle honey, assorted crackers, artisan breads

Carving Station
Peppered whole roasted tenderloin and creole roast turkey with house mustard, roasted garlic aioli and assorted rolls

Grits Station
Hominy-parmesan grits with shrimp sauce piquant, mojo braised pork, fire roast mushrooms, field pea succotash

Coconut cake balls
Mini chocolate pot du crème with choquettes
Mini Fresh berry verine with ricotta cheesecake mousse
Mini lemon meringue tarts
Brown butter cakelette
Vanilla bean éclair

All proceeds benefit the homeless children and families served by Vogel Alcove.

View the Sponsor and Design Competition Packet Here

Register Now!