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New Friends New Life announces Joe Ehrmann, co-founder of the NFL Foundation-funded InSideOut Initiative and a former NFL Pro Bowler, named by Parade Magazine as “The Most Important Coach in America” for his work empowering youth – a critical component to ending human sex trafficking – will headline the 14th Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the OMNI Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar Street. Luncheon Chairs are Lisa Cooley and Tanya Foster, and Honorary Chairs are Gail and R. Gerald Turner.  The previous speaker, Ashton Kutcher, canceled his appearance at the luncheon due to personal reasons.

“Joe Ehrmann is a passionate advocate of creating positive change among our youth, aligning perfectly with New Friends New Life’s goal of prevention as a critical way to end human sex trafficking,” said Lisa Cooley.  “He speaks across the country, motivating others to step up and be the change that we need to help prevent a crime that enslaves young American girls at an average age of 13 – a crime happening in our own backyard.”

Joe Ehrmann is co-founder of the NFL Foundation-funded InSideOut Initiative, a blueprint for systemic change, transforming the current “win-at-all-costs” sports culture – where the value is often defined by the scoreboard – into one that defines and promotes sports as a human growth experience.  An All American football player, Erhmann was named to Syracuse University’s All-Century Team. He lettered in lacrosse and received the Arents Award, SU’s Most Distinguished Alumni honor for his contributions to society.  He played professional football for 13 years and was named Baltimore Colt’s Man of the Year.  He was the NFL’s first Ed Block Courage Award recipient and named “The Most Important Coach in America” by Parade Magazine.  The Institute for International Sport chose him as one of The Most Influential Sports Educators in America, and his revolutionary concepts of transformational coaching are the subject of his book, InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives.  Joe is also the subject of The New York Times best-seller, Season of Life:  A Football Star, a Boy, A Journey to Manhood. Among many other awards, the Baltimore Business Journal selected him as the Renaissance Person of the Decade for his dedication and commitment to Baltimore City’s betterment.   He was the National Fatherhood Initiative’s Man of the Year and the Frederick Douglas National Man of the Year award recipient for empowering youth to prevent rape and other forms of male violence.  

“New Friends New Life has made great strides this past year through our Men’s Advocacy Group’s manKINDness Project® High School Program, a 60-minute interactive learning experience tailored to teen boys which aligns perfectly with Joe’s message to the youth of today,” said Kelly Cruse, executive director, New Friends New Life. “In fact, our local ProtectHer award recipient this year is Parish Episcopal School who by participating in this project, is teaching the next generation how to identify and execute healthy relationships with women and stop the cycle of sex trafficking. Joe Ehrmann’s motivational message supports our philosophy that we must be proactive to create a long-term impact on this horrific and widespread industry.”

“In Dallas alone, sex trafficking is a $99 million dollar criminal enterprise,” said Tanya Foster, luncheon co- chair.  “Enlightened by so many staggering statistics and stories from survivors, Lisa and I are committed to rallying the support needed to bring an end to this injustice. There is much work to be done. By joining us on May 10, you can help us expand outreach to connect with the highest risk children in our city before local traffickers do.”




For questions, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Yarbrough at or 214.965.0935.

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2016 WINGS Luncheon
11:30 AM11:30

2016 WINGS Luncheon

Amal Clooney is a Lebanese-British barrister, human rights activist, philanthropist, and author, whose long and accomplished career in the fields of international law and human rights has won her international acclaim. Her recent work as of 2015 has been in the field of advocating for the protection of women against physical and sexual violence in combat zones.  

This will be Amal Clooney's first trip to Dallas. 

Event Chair: The Honorable Jeanne Phillips 

Honorary Chairs: Laura Bush, Ruth Altshuler, Caren Prothro and Annette Simmons

For tickets please call Kelly Cruse at 214.965.0935  

Monarch Sponsor

Nancy Ann & Ray L. Hunt

Viceroy Sponsor

Betsy & Jim Sowell

Empress Sponsors


April & Mark Anthony

Gene Jones 

Ashlee & Chris Kleinert

Pat & Richard Lawson

The David B. Miller Family Foundation 

Vin & Caren Prothro Foundation 

Rowling Foundation

Pat & Pete Schenkel 

Tolleson Wealth Management 

Lisa & Kenny Troutt 


Peacock Sponsors

Ruth Altshuler

Lana & Barry Andrews 

Martha Lou & Dan Beaird

Nancy & Randy Best

Elizabeth Carlock Phillips and Laura Barker Carlock

Nancy Carter

Lisa & Clay Cooley

Kathy Crow, Lydia & Bill Addy and K.J. Murphy 

The Robert H. Dedman Family

Tammy Ellis

Encompass Home Health & Hospice 

FC Dallas & Model Behaviors

The Hoglund Foundation

Joyce Lacerte

Pat McEvoy and Shelle Sills

Linda B. McFarland and Mary M. Jalonick

Natalie & Mike McGuire 

Ellen & John McStay

Methodist Health System Foundation 

Justine & Mike Mullen 

Sandy Nachman 

Alice & Erle Nye 

Katie & Bret Pedigo

Margot Perot 

Sarah &  Ross Perot, Jr.

The Honorable Jeanne Phillips & Maggie Phillips

PlainsCapital Bank

Gayla Plunkett 

Sharon Popham, Kathy Helm and Rouse Family Foundation


Annette Simmons

Marianne Staubach 

Susan Wayne Strauss Charitable Foundation 

Jennifer Coleman Stribling 

Betty & Steve Suellentrop 

Dr. Melissa D. Tonn 

Gail & Gerald Turner


Program Sponsor


Luncheon Favor Sponsor 


Chrysalis Sponsors 


Baylor Scott & White Health 

Jennifer & Michael Garberding

Kelly Green and Sue Justice

Highland Park Village

Madix Inc.

Pat & Bruce Morrice

Janet Pearson 

Deedie Rose 

Debbie Scripps and Diane Frank 

Carol Seay and Pamela Denesuk

Gena & Ken Tadewald 

Texas Health Resources Foundation 

U.S. Trust 

Joan Walne/Herb's Paint and Body Shops 

Judith Williams 


Cruiser Sponsors 

Julie & Scott Bagley 

Bank of Texas 

Marina & Jim Bradley 

Circle of Friends

Comerica Bank

Heather Cooper and Kaye Dawn Lunsford 

The Cooper Institute 

Dallas Women's Foundation

Enterhealth Ranch

Fischer & Company 

Virginia Fitzgerald 

Suzy Gekiere

Christine Jha 

Aliya Khatri/The Tabani Family Foundation

Patty Langdale

Locke Lorde LLP

Rebecca Lutz

Parish Episcopal School 

Lori & Tom Reisenbichler

Reverend Susan Robb 

Laura & Todd Robertson

Nancy Skochdopole and Margaret Spellings


Media Sponsors 

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2015 Home Tour
2:00 PM14:00

2015 Home Tour

The 16th Annual Home Tour benefiting New Friends New Life invites ticket holders and sponsors to view four featured homes in the prestigious Park Cities neighborhoods.

Tickets may be purchased online until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. After that, guests may purchase tickets to the tour at 3908 Euclid Avenue, Dallas Texas 75205, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2015.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors 

Sandy Nachman 

Thank you to our advertisers

Harold Leidner Landscape Architects


On Consignment

Riviera Pools of Dallas

Robby Sturgeon - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's

Times Ten Cellars 

Martha and McKamy Tiner - Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate  


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Home Tour
1:00 PM13:00

Home Tour

The 15th Annual Home Tour benefiting New Friends New Life invites ticket holders and sponsors to view four featured homes in the prestigious Park Cities neighborhoods. The New Friends New Life Home Tour offers marketing opportunities to showcase your company in front of luxury and design-focused home tour attendees.

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North Texas Giving Day
6:00 AM06:00

North Texas Giving Day

Get up and Give! New Friends New Life is excited to participate in the annual North Texas Giving Day and to receive part of the $1 million in matching funds generously donated each year. Thank you to all those who gave in 2013! Through our generous supporters and the matching funds received, more than$22,000 was donated to NFNL to help women and their childcare needs. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

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