Dallas Mavericks’ Cynt Marshall to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Doing the Most Good Luncheon

Sep 13, 2022 | by The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of North Texas is pleased to announce its Doing the Most Good Luncheon will return this holiday season on November 9, 2022 at the Hilton Anatole from 12 –1:30 p.m. Proceeds from the annual event will help The Salvation Army of North Texas provide services to those combatting poverty, addiction, and homelessness in Dallas, Tarrant and Ellis, Denton and Collin, and Rockwall counties all year long.

Luncheon Co-Chairs Jean Hobby and Taylor Turner and Underwriting Chair Mary Clare Finney will welcome Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks and author of just-released memoir, “You’ve Been Chosen: Thriving Through the Unexpected,” at this year’s event.

In a never-before-heard fireside chat, Meredith Land, co-anchor of NBC 5 News at 5 & 6 p.m., will interview Marshall as she shares the intimate story of her and her family’s personal connection to The Salvation Army. Passionate about helping everyone she meets see how they are uniquely equipped to thrive, Marshall is no stranger to the adversity vulnerable North Texans face every day.

At the luncheon, Honorary Chairs Carolyn and David Miller will also be recognized for their ongoing commitment to The Salvation Army. The Millers have been stalwart supporters of The Salvation Army for the past two decades, including serving on the Advisory Board. David Miller remains involved as an Emeritus Member of the Advisory Board.

“We are honored to have Cynt Marshall join us at this year’s Doing the Most Good Luncheon speaker as her advocacy for doing good wonderfully aligns with the mission of The Salvation Army,” said Major Paul McFarland, area commander of The Salvation Army of North Texas. “Our ability to serve North Texans combatting poverty, addiction, and homelessness all year long is thanks to the generosity of our advocates, partners, and donors.”

Support from attendees and donors at events like the Doing the Most Good Luncheon enables The Salvation Army, the largest social services provider in North Texas, to continue enabling God-empowered transformations of individuals and society all year long.

The Salvation Army meets vulnerable neighbors in every pocket of the region at the point of crisis and provide hands-up programs to help them achieve long-term stability and self-sufficiency. Its footprint covers 4,078 square miles at 17 centers of operation, including four shelters, three recovery programs, and 12 food pantries. Since October 2021, The Salvation Army of North Texas has provided housing to more than 3,365 people, addiction recovery treatment to more than 165 people, more than $5 million in financial assistance, and more than 2.6 million pounds of food.

“We’re overjoyed to be able to gather again for the return of such an important fundraising event to support The Salvation Army of North Texas and our neighbors in need,” said Jean Hobby and Taylor Turner, luncheon co-chairs. “We encourage our supporters and previous luncheon attendees to join us in person this fall or make a donation to make a difference."

To learn more about the Doing the Most Good Luncheon and purchase tickets, go here.

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