It is through this annual event that Hope is renewed by Community Storehouse as we strive to meet the educational and well-being needs of the children in our local school districts. We are honored to once again bring you an elegant, festive dinner, marked with spectacular auction items, raffles, entertainment, and dancing. Please mark your calendar for March 4, 2017 and plan to join us at our NEW LOCATION- the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Your participation is a step towards restoring hope in our every day efforts, but more importantly in the lives of our local children living at or below the poverty line.
As the only Children’s Charity in NE Tarrant County whose focus is keeping children in the classroom we invite you to join us and help change the future of over 4,500 local children. Your commitment and attendance will make a tremendous impact in our community. Your evening will be unique and inspiring…sprinkled with excitement, compliments of our magnificent auction items.
Our 2017 Hope Dinner Emcee, Doug Dunbar
Doug Dunbar is co-anchor of CBS 11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
He is passionate about bringing Dallas-Fort Worth viewers the news that affects their lives, but he’s equally dedicated to making a real difference in the community. In 2016, Doug competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. It was the journey of a lifetime in more ways than one, and when it was all over, Doug raised $156,000 for the fight against blood cancers!
Doug has been honored with multiple EMMY Awards for his work, and in 2014, he was recognized with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a group of local D Day veterans’ emotional return to Normandy, France. Doug’s support for members of our armed forces and their families is very personal; He lost his father, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Clarence Dunbar, in Vietnam. He was then raised by his mom, Inge, who — among many other things — taught him to speak German fluently.
An accomplished pilot, Doug is one of the few civilians who’ve ever had to chance to fly both the F-16 and the FA-18. Even catapulting from the deck of the USS Harry S Truman AND trapping (landing) on it!
And random fact: he’s a former National Champion and record holder (since broken!) in the obscure sport of barefoot waterskiing!
However, Doug will tell you that nothing in the world is more important to him than his role as husband and proud daddy of two.