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Purple Foundation hosts pre-event for Apr. 7th’s No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas

The Purple Foundation’s patron event for the 2018 No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party was held recently at the Turtle Creek Condominiums in Dallas. The event included 80’s music, a balloon-covered dance floor, catering by Terilli’s, desserts by Chocolate Secrets and the signature Totally Tubular cocktail. Special performers were Patti Le Plae Safe and Star Michaels. The No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party proceeds benefit AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD).

In addition to food and cocktails, the patron party served exciting new announcements. Awards were given to two deserving individuals: Charlie Calise, president of Calise Partners, and Don Neubauer, president and managing partner of Siter-Neubauer & Associates. Calise received the Sheila Dolezal Humanitarian Award, for his advertising agency’s invaluable donation of creative services in rebranded and marketing No Tie for almost 10 years and for creating a new logo and “A Home for Life” campaign for ASD. Neubauer received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his endless dedication and support for ASD. Neubauer served on ASD’s Board of Trustees for 12 years as well as Chairman of the Board for the last three years. His firm volunteered tirelessly to recruit – not management and executives – but dinner hosts to help raise funds for No Tie.

“No Tie and ASD wouldn’t be where they are today without the help of these individuals, and we are happy to honor them through these prestigious awards,” said Frye.

The 2018 No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party themed “A Night to Remember,” will be held on Saturday, April 7, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $150 for VIP tickets, which includes early entry an hour before main event, auction preview, exclusive VIP lounge and bar in addition to VIP lines at each bar. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

*Photo courtesy of Kim Grubbs. Pictured: Publicity Chair Susan Friedman, Honorary Co-Chair Dr. Steven Pounders, and No Tie Chair Leslie Frye.


The mission of AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD) is to create and strengthen healthy communities through the delivery of quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. ASD’s mission includes advocacy, education, and the development of affordable housing options and community development opportunities, both for its residents living with HIV/AIDS, and for economically disadvantaged people. For more information about ASD, visit


Established in 2001, Purple Foundation, an all-volunteer non-profit, has raised more than $750,000 to support local charities that improve the lives of people in the Dallas area who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Funds are raised through numerous dance fundraisers and social events throughout the year, including their premier, electrifying Purple Party Weekend featuring some of the world’s most popular DJs. publishes every week.
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