Hope Gala Benefiting Operation Kindness

It is the HOPE of Operation Kindness that together with our community we can end pet over-population and treat our companion animals with the dignity and respect they deserve. It is our HOPE that one day every dog, cat, kitten, and puppy will have a loving, forever home. This HOPE inspired us to create the Hope Gala to benefit Operation Kindness, the oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas.

Over the last 5 years the Hope Gala has raised more than $700,000 to provide medical treatment, food, and shelter for thousands of homeless- but not unloved, animals at Operation Kindness. Buy your ticket today because this popular event has sold out each year!

The Hope Gala Event

Help homeless and neglected animals in our community while enjoying an elegant and exciting evening of dinner and dancing, a live auction, Champagne and Diamonds Fundraiser, grand raffle and more. The $200 admission per person includes reserved seating and a four-course dinner with an open bar all evening.

Entertainment: Ricki Derek and the Vegas Six

In the tradition of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and other memorable crooners, Ricki’s magical voice and the stylings of his 6-piece band will put a smile on your face and the swing in your step!

Enter our Grand Raffle!
Choose your Fantasy Fairmont Vacation

The winner of our raffle and a guest will enjoy 4 nights of luxurious accommodations at the North American Fairmont Hotel or Resort of your choice with daily breakfast for two, and round-trip airfare from any American Airlines location!

This package is valued at $7,260! For full details and a list of available Fairmont properties click HERE.

Tickets are $50 and no more than 300 will be sold! You need not attend the gala to win!


Auction Highlights

Package #1:"VIP Dancing With the Stars Package" includes airfare for two to Los Angeles and VIP tickets to see live performance Dancing with the Stars
Package #2: "Distinctive DFW Dining" package includes dinners for two or more at upscale restaurants including Bob's Steak and Chop House, Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House, Ocean Prime, Kenny's Woodfire Grill, and more!
Package #3: "For the Wine Enthusiast" includes entire cases of 6 spectacular vintages even the most selective connoisseur will covet!
Package #4: "What Happens in Vegas..." 3 nights at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, roundtrip airfare for two, and two VIP tickets for your choice of Elton John, Shania Twain, etc.

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Admission is $200 person and table sponsorships begin at $1,500. All admission types include reserved seating, a plated four-course meal, and complimentary beverages and spirits at the open bar. Table sponsors will receive premier seating, admission to the VIP reception from 6-7pm, raffle tickets, a special gift for the sponsor and guests, and mention on our website and event program.

All Advanced Reservations will be held at the Registration Desk at the Hope Gala.

We are grateful to our generous sponsors for supporting the homeless animals at Operation Kindness! Click on their names to visit their website. The Hope Gala is graciously hosted by Sambuca Dinner Club in Uptown Dallas.

  • Sambuca Restaurant

Gold Sponsors

  • Jean and Ann Carrell Foundation
  • Molly Maxwell and Kathy Crouch
  • Joni and Michael McCoy

    Silver Sponsors

    • Liz Barber
    • Jack Knox
    • Ann Parrish

    Bronze Sponsors

    • Wally Ballard
    • Vicki and Isac Huberman
    • Imaged to Impress Chocolates
    • Karen and Jack Pierre
    • Dr. Larry Rogers and Mrs. Joan Rogers
    • Michael and Stephanie Seay
    • Peggy and Carl Sewell
    • Bruce Thompson and Jim Moore

    Site design by Joshua Ege and Fabian Anderwald