The White Rock Lake Foundation Announces Inaugural Gala and All Star Chef Line Up

Save the Date for a night of amazing good and fun for a great cause.


The White Rock Lake Foundation will host The Jewel of Dallas Gala on Thursday, October 13 at the Granada Theater from 7pm to 10pm-10:00PM. The inaugural fundraising event will benefit the impactful work The White Rock Lake Foundation board supports, the maintenance and improvement of White Rock Lake, also referred to as “the Jewel of Dallas.”

Gala guest will enjoy an exclusive menu through six East Dallas chef stations, craft cocktails, live entertainment from Ricki Derek and his 15-piece band, and a silent and live auction. A full list of participating chefs and restaurants are listed below:

  • List of participating restaurants and chefs:
    • Môt Hai Ba – Chef Peja Krstic
    • Sfuzzi – Chef Irwin
    • Cry Wolf – Chef Ross Demers
    • Sundown at Granada – Chef Michael
    • Meridian in The Village – Chef Junior Borges
    • LORO – Chef de Cuisine, Josh Healy

The White Rock Lake Foundation serves as a unified advocacy group working closely and effectively with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department (DPARD).  The Foundation works with DPARD on long-term planning and design, and spearheads private fundraising efforts.  When concepting a new type of event, The White Rock Lake Foundation board wanted to highlight and support the community that they work so hard to preserve, so it only made sense to work with talented chefs from various East Dallas neighborhoods and host the gala at The Granada Theater, historic live music venue and event space.

“We are so grateful for our board who are planning a fabulous fundraiser,” said Susan Falvo, board member of The White Rock Lake Foundation.” “We are looking forward to enjoying this unforgettable evening and meeting so many new friends who are helping continue our work for maintaining and improving our White Rock Lake, said board president Joe Kidwell”.

The event will begin with a VIP Sponsor cocktail hour from 6pm to 7pm followed by the main event from 7pm to 10pm. 

Sponsorships for the event begin at $1,500 and are named after various locations and historic buildings at White Rock Lake. VIP tickets are available for $250. Individual tickets are $110 in honor of The White Rock Lake 110-year anniversary. Guest count is limited, so get your tickets early. 

To purchase a ticket for the event or to be a sponsor please here, or contact Susan Falvo by emailing or call 214.725.9300. For more information on The White Rock Lake Foundation visit