PaperCity Magazine

May 2019- Dallas

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BIGGER, BETTER Byron & Celeste Sanders Deedie Rose, Donna Wilhelm, Sarah Warnecke David Chadd, Brad Pritchett, Todrick Hall What: Big Thought's Big Night 2019 Where: The Bomb Factory PC Moment: Big Thought is all about inspiring big ideas — the nonprofi t, after all, works to raise funds to help provide creative learning programs for Dallas-area children. The big idea for its 30th anniversary was, in one word, a gala. But rather than the typical trappings of an evening to-do, Big Thought decorated the Deep Ellum venue in whimsical, childlike fashion. Balloons towered over the space, a chalkboard stood ready for guests to leave their own musings, and white butcher paper took the place of tablecloths, with plenty of Sharpies for a mid-dinner doodle. Indeed, the night was injected with creativity till the very end, when American Idol singer, rapper, actor, director, and choreographer Todrick Hall took the stage for a megawatt performance. Who: Edith O'Donnell Legacy Leadership Award recipient Deedie Rose; Gigi Antoni Courageous Creator Award recipient Michael Sorrell; Mitch Jericho Visionary Voice Award recipient Jose "Bone" Garcia; honorary chairs Tucker and Rich Enthoven; event chairs Giles Davidson and Daniel Waldmann and Ginger and Rod Sager; and Big Thought's 30th anniversary chairs Randee Paur Heffl efi nger, and Pat Porter. Always

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