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“My grandmother used to tell me… ”If a task is once begun, never leave it ‘till it’s done. Be thy labor great or small, do it well or not at all". When I heard the Creed at the school, “If it is to be, it's up to me”, it really reminded me of that… When it comes to kids and children, it's like software programming. What you put in is what you get out… It's gonna pay dividens moving forward in life.

2024 Destiny Award Luncheon Highlights

Thank you for another Amazing Destiny Award Luncheon!


A very special thank you to:

Destiny Awards Speaker: LL COOL J 
 Co-Chairs: Kelly and Marty Turco
Honorary Chairs: Fredye Factor & Sarah Lossinger

Speaker Sponsors: Jewel and Roland Parrish 

Congratulations to the Humanitarian Award Recipients: Lyn and John Muse

Thank you also to our generous sponsors and friends that continue to pour into St. Philip’s School and Community Center.    

Destiny Luncheon Photos

Honorary Chairs, Kelly and Marty Turco.
Student shares a laugh with LL COOL J.
Roland Parrish, LL COOL J and Ron Kirk pose for a photo.

Luncheon Recap Video

About Destiny

The Destiny Award Luncheon is the signature fundraising event benefiting St. Philip’s School and Community Center. At  the luncheon, a conversation with the Parrish Family Destiny Award Speaker takes place, in addition to presenting the Mona and Dave Munson Humanitarian Award to a deserving individual(s) who has demonstrated exceptional work in bridging diverse communities. Their work exemplifies the importance of embracing the belief in the oneness of human kind in which the destiny of the world is linked.

St. Philip’s School and Community Center is a beacon of light, hope, and transformation in South Dallas. St. Philip’s provides an exceptional education to children from PreK2 to 8th Grade [ages 2 to 14]. St. Philip’s success is evident: 100% of St. Philips alumni graduate from high school and 95% attend college, while the graduation rate for the neighborhood high school is only 48%, with 4% going on to college.

Each year, the Community Center serves more than 4,000 of our neighbors - including children, youth, entire families and seniors. Through the Community Center, St. Philip’s provides SENIOR SERVICES including transportation to local pharmacies and grocery stores; addresses HUNGER through Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry and Meals on Wheels; deepens STUDENT ENGAGEMENT through key enrichment programs such as mentoring and summer learning programs; and continues with its founding ATHLETIC programs serving over 700 children!