Great Gatsby Party to Raise Money for Charity

AIDS Interfaith Network to host 1920s themed party

by Ty Pressley

Ah, the 1920s. Aside from Prohibition and the stock market crash, what wasn’t to love?

A decade memorialized by The Great Gatsby is lending itself AIDS Interfaith Network for an afternoon of decadence, libations, and Roaring Twenties style costumes, set at a beautiful Preston Hollow mansion. (Aren’t all Preston Hollow mansions beautiful?)

Funds raised go to help AIDS Interfaith Network prevent the spread of HIV in North Texas. Chair Don C. Gaiser and honorary chair Miler H.H. Hung invite guests to travel back in time to a charity event whose theme is inspired by the great American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Unlike the 1920s, Prohibition has been repealed. Not that moonshine was bad, but Barefoot Wine and OneBar are much more appealing.

Since no party—regardless of the era—would be complete without hors d’oeuvres, Doug Boster Gourmet Catering, Wendy Krispin Caterer, and, yes, The Cupcakery will be on site with culinary compliments to your liquid libations.

Guests should plan to come in 1920’s costumes and enjoy the style of the leisurely summer afternoon.

Dallas-based Singer/songwriter Hunter Sullivan will also perform live in the lush setting reminiscent of the period. Entertainers, models, music, and dancers, gaming, art and auctions help capture the mood of the Bright Young Thing as this event is a time of mixing, mingling, and moving.

The event takes place at the Preston Hollow mansion of Dallas philanthropist Faye C. Briggs. Tickets are $75 each and include the drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and valet parking. The party starts on Sunday at 4 p.m.

More info, including the full list of sponsors and a link to purchase tickets, can be found at

Ty Pressley hails from the world of corporate communications and public relations.  He is a Dallas native and avid Cowboys' fan. 

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NBC, NBC 5, or its employees.

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