10 Best Dressed

The 48th annual Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show will celebrate some of the most fashionable (and busiest) women in Dallas philanthropy on Sept. 8 at Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Center.


Hall of Famer Pat McEvoy

The 2022 Hall of Fame honoree Pat McEvoy was named to the 10 Best Dressed list in 2011, 2012, and 2013, chaired the fashion show and luncheon in 2014, and chaired the Crystal Charity Ball in 2019.

McEvoy is also involved with supporting Two x Two, which benefits the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, Sweetheart Ball supporting cardiology research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Zoo to Do supporting the Dallas Zoo, Baylor Scott and White Dallas Foundation’s Celebrating Women event to support breast cancer services and screening, Community Partners of Dallas, and the Family Place.

What are you most excited for regarding Dallas philanthropy in 2022?

Dallas is blessed, more than blessed, to have so many individuals and corporations who support, very generously, the community, the arts, parks, hospitals, and those in need.  

What’s been your most valuable learning experience as part of Crystal Charity Ball?

Most valuable learning experience as part of CCB is the power of the organization, 100 over-qualified women volunteering countless hours, using their vast resources to raise millions of dollars to improve the lives, opportunities, healthcare, and education of children in the Dallas community who mostly live below the poverty level.


1. Marybeth Conlon

The second-year honoree and her husband, Kevin, live in Dallas with their son, Luke, and daughter, Quinn. The Conlon Law Firm founder works as general counsel and vice president of development at Biote Corp, a hormone optimization company. The Baylor alumna, an active member of the Crystal Charity Ball committee, has served as president of the Circle of Friends board for New Friends New Life, is co-chairing Baylor Scott and White Dallas Foundation’s Celebrating Women luncheon in October to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment, and recently co-chaired After School All Stars’ Rising Stars luncheon.

What’s been your most valuable learning experience as part of Crystal Charity Ball?

Being part of the charity selection committee – seeing the incredible amount of vetting and re-vetting and preparation that goes into the actual selection of each year’s beneficiaries; also learning about organizations in Dallas County that I had no idea existed before being part of the charity selection process. 


2. Tiffany Divis

The third-year honoree, an active member of the Crystal Charity Ball committee, is president and CEO of the Turtle Creek Conservancy, a former president, luncheon chairman, and board member of the Equest Women’s Auxiliary, and former Callier Cares luncheon chair. Tiffany’s also a co-chair of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s backpack back-to-school fair.

What are you most excited for regarding Dallas philanthropy in 2022?

I am personally excited that Baylor Oral Health Foundation is a 2022 CCB Beneficiary since my dad was a dentist, and I realize the importance of oral health and especially for someone with special needs.


3. Monica Eastin

The first-time honoree and her husband, Joe, have three children who attend Episcopal School of Dallas. Monica and Joe are members of YPO and Salesmanship Club of Dallas and are involved with Momentous Institute, Folds of Honor, North Texas Food Bank, Worx Internship Program at ESD, and more. Monica also recently joined the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.

What are you most proud of having accomplished last year?  

Devoting more time to our charitable interests as our children are getting older.


4. Libby Hegi

The second-year honoree and her husband, Brian, have three children. She’s a third-generation Longhorn, an active member of the Crystal Charity Ball committee, and has been involved with the Bradfield Elementary PTA, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and the Senior Source. She co-chaired the Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale in 2020. The Hegi family – Fred, Jan, Peter, Amy, Brian, and Libby – also received the 2019 Flora Award and recently supported the renovation and expansion of SMU’s Hegi Family Career Development Center.

What are you most excited for in regards to Dallas philanthropy in 2022?

For the past couple of years, in-person volunteer opportunities have been very limited. Having the opportunity to volunteer in person (especially with my kids) in a meaningful way gets me the most excited about philanthropy this year.


5. Kim Hext

The second-time honoree and her husband, Greg, live in Dallas and have a son, Preston, 26. She serves as the vice chairman and chair of the development committee of the board of Hope Supply Co., and on the board of the Dallas Zoo, for which she and Greg are serving as honorary chairs of Zoo to Do in November, she’s on the development committee and board of governors of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, for which she and Greg are chairing the 2023 Symphony Gala, the executive committee and board of governors of the Texas Ballet Theater, the executive committee and secretary of the board of directors of TACA (The Arts Community Alliance); and as co-chair of membership for The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. She received the Margot Perot Service Award for 2022 from The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. 

Who is your style inspiration and why?

I have always loved the style and sophistication of classic couture icons like Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn.  


6. Meredith Land

The first-time honoree lives in Dallas with her husband and two children. She joined NBC5 in October of 2003. She’s been nominated for five Lone Star Emmy awards and has won investigative reporting awards from the Associated Press, RTNDA (Radio-Television News Directors Association), and South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association. Land is chairing the National Advisory Board for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, and has served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command.

What are you most excited for regarding Dallas philanthropy in 2022?  

There has never been a more important time to reach women in Texas when it comes to healthcare. The Laura Bush Institute has some exciting programs, speakers, and resources ahead in 2022. 


7. Anne McPherson

The first-time honoree lives in Dallas with her husband, John. Anne’s involved with the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Readers 2 Leaders, and the Dallas Alumnae Association Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, serves on the board, and is chairing the Callier Family Care capital campaign. She served as Tablescapes chair for the Kappa Alumnae Association in 2019. 

What are you most excited for regarding Dallas philanthropy in 2022? 

Of course, I am most excited about the Crystal Charity Ball beneficiaries and the amazing projects they have planned. I am also excited about the work being done and funds being raised in Dallas for health care and education (both areas that have been strained from the pandemic). The Callier Center’s capital campaign raising much-needed funds has been very well received in the community. Regarding education, agencies like Readers 2 Leaders are working harder than ever to improve children’s reading skills which declined during the pandemic.


8. Karla McKinley

The third-time honoree and her husband, Mark, have three adult children and one grandchild. Karla worked as a model for The Kim Dawson Agency and the Eileen Ford Agency from 1979 until 1992. She received the Lindalyn B. Adams Award at the Celebrating Women Luncheon in 2018. Karla co-founded the nonprofit Think Human First organization, which partnered with Free The Children to build schools in underserved countries.

What charity (or charities) are you currently supporting?  

We love Crystal Charity as well as Dallas Contemporary, Austin Street Shelter, CASA, and Network of Community Ministries.


9. Amy Prestidge

Amy Prestidge, a third-time honoree and her husband, Corey, live in Highland Park and have three children: Ford, Caroline, and Brooks. Amy, a member of the Crystal Charity Committee, serves as an officer for the Children’s Medical Center Auxiliary and previously served as honorary chair for the Chick Lit luncheon benefiting Community Partners of Dallas. She serves on the board of the Annette Caldwell School of Education at SMU. Amy is also chairman of the 2023 Sweetheart Ball benefiting coronary research programs at UT Southwestern Medical School.

What’s been the most valuable learning experience as part of Crystal Charity Ball?

Learning the critical needs of the children of Dallas and how we can help.


10. Kim Quinn

The first-time honoree and her husband, Terry, live in Dallas and have three children. An active member of the Crystal Charity Ball, she’s also involved with supporting the Salvation Army, La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, and the Senior Source.

Motto?

Stay positive and be grateful every day.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at [email protected]

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