The Family Place Announces Shelle Sills As Honorary Chair Of 2022 Fundraiser

By Lauren Lamp | Taxpayer

Texas’ largest family violence service agency, The Family Place, is pleased to announce Shelle Sills as honorary chair of ReuNight, the nonprofit organization’s annual spring fundraiser. The Night to Remember falls on Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm at the Nasher Sculpture Center Garden. This year’s ReuNight theme will be A Night in Provence. Each year, the limited number of guests who attend ReuNight enjoy an exclusive dinner and live auction to raise funds that benefit The Family Place’s impactful work creating brighter futures for survivors of family violence.

Honorary President Shelle sills joins event co-chairs marisa howard, roni proter kelly and max trowbridge in support of the event, all of whom are esteemed members of the Dallas community.

A Dallas native and graduate of Southern Methodist University, Sills has been a part of the retail industry for over 30 years in various capacities. For 17 years, she owned and operated The Gazebo, a women’s specialty store. In 1999, she joined Neiman Marcus as vice president and general manager of the downtown flagship store. She left Neiman Marcus in 2012 to lead retail and specialty projects as a consultant for Headington Companies from 2013 to 2019. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President of Centennial Real Estate Corporation.

Sills currently serves as chairman of the board for The Salvation Army and was subscription chairman for The Crystal Charity Ball in 2019, where he is currently an active member. She is a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Camp Sweeney/Southwest Diabetic Foundation, and the Baylor Scott & White Foundation. She is also an advisory board member for the Council for Life, Cattle Barons Ball and serves as an advisor to St. Philip’s School and Community Center. She is a member of Charter 100, Dallas Assembly, and Dallas Woman’s Club.

At this year’s ReuNight event, 175 patrons will be seated at outdoor tables under the shining stars in the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Sculpture Gardens, nestled among works of art by modern masters. Respected leaders and philanthropists from across North Texas round out the guest list each year for an unforgettable evening.

The ReuNight fundraising evening will consist of a four course coastal French themed dinner provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering and a luxury live auction to follow. Guests will enjoy an evening of entertainment, elite service, and devotion to a great cause.

Current sponsors of the event include Valet Sponsor: Sewell Automotive Companies; Entertainment Sponsor: Emberli & David Pridham/ If Not You Books; Photography Sponsor: Marisa & Frank Howard/ GeneIQ; Program Sponsor: The Allen Group; and auction sponsor: ElleCo Construction. Additional major sponsors include: the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, Claire and Dwight Emanuelson, Lindsay and Chuck Jacaman, and Kristy and Patrick Sands.

Sponsorships for the event start at $5,000 and are named after various Provençal areas. Individual tickets start at $1,500 and will be available after April 1. Guest count is limited.

To register for the event or become a sponsor, click here or email [email protected] or call 214.443.7770.


In 1978, a group of community volunteers organized The Family Place as one of the first shelters for victims of family violence in the state. Today, The Family Place is the largest provider of family violence services in Texas, with three emergency shelters providing 177 beds each night, including the state’s only shelter for men and boys, and three counseling centers. We served 9,466 clients last year, providing 65,630 days of emergency shelter, 21,036 days of transitional housing, 22,717 hours of counseling to non-residential clients, and 10,465 hours of counseling to batterers. All our services are provided in Spanish and English. For more information about The Family Place, visit or call 214.559.2170.

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