Our 22nd Annual Destiny Award Luncheon was BIG! The biggest fundraising event of the year, the largest attendance ever, the biggest keynote speaker standing at 7 ft. 1 in, and the most funds ever raised for our Destiny Award Luncheon in 22 years of existence! On Wednesday, February 23rd, friends, family and supporters of St. Philip’s School and Community Center gathered at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in the Landmark Ballroom to help us exceed our fundraising goal of $ 1 million dollars to a grand total of $1.2 million. All funds raised will directly benefit services promoting our Christian education, senior services, hunger, student engagement, and athletics. The luncheon featured a moderated conversation between Coach Avery Johnson and the four-time NBA Champion, 15-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA Finals MVP and Entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal! We were honored to present Dr. Bobby Lyle with the 2022 Mona & David Munson Humanitarian Award in recognition of his tremendous leadership, entrepreneurial, and philanthropic work in North Texas. We would like to send a BIG thank you to everyone who gave their time, treasure, and talent to make this year's Destiny Award Luncheon a tremendous success.
If you didn’t get a chance to donate during the event, please donate here.
The Destiny Award Luncheon is an annual luncheon benefiting St. Philip’s School and Community Center. The Humanitarian Award is given to a leader(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 6th Grade [ages 2 to 12]. 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 3000 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; addresses HUNGER through partnerships with Meals on Wheels and the North Texas Food Bank; 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!