A Slam Dunk Event: 18th Annual Destiny Award Luncheon Raises over $825K

The sold out 18th Annual Destiny Award Luncheon benefitting St. Philip’s School and Community Center was the most successful in the history of the school. The event raised over $825,000 on Friday, February 23, 2018 where over 800 guests were in attendance at the Snyder Activity Center on St. Philip’s campus located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The event featured the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a New York Times Best-Selling author, columnist, NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league’s only 6x MVP, along with moderator Rolando Blackman. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar spoke passionately with an intellectual message of advocacy, activism, legacy, love and basketball.

  Dr. Myron & Mrs. Barbara Watkins received the Humanitarian Award in honor of their exceptional work and long history of involvement in civic, educational, health, and cultural endeavors in the Dallas community.

St. Philip’s welcomed Lisa and Kenny Troutt as this year’s Honorary Chairs, along with Chairman, Peter Kraus, Co-Chair Courtney Flanagan and Co-Chair Ann Mahowald.

Destiny Luncheon’s 2018 major sponsors included:

$50,000: Lydia and Bill Addy


$25,000: Lisa and Peter Kraus, Diana and Todd Maclin, Mona and David Munson, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Lisa and Kenny Troutt


$10,000: Bank of Texas, Tom Fagadau, Craig Glick, Jerald Sklar and Jeff Zlotky, Liz and Tom Halsey, Lennox International Inc, Lottye and Bobby Lyle, Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group, Jennifer and Jon Mosle Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Robert S. Kaplan, Jewel and Roland Parrish, Nancy Perot & Rod Jones, State Fair of Texas, Sharon and Kneeland Youngblood

 Click here for a complete list of sponsors.

St. Philip’s School & Community Center is a private Christian school in southern Dallas serving over 200 students in grades PK2 through 6th grade (ages 2–12), and a multi-faceted community center, providing numerous athletic, educational and social services to approximately 2,000 children, youth, and adults annually.


For more information on St. Philip’s School & Community Center, visit www.stphilips1600.org.

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