Buckner International’s Hope for Children fundraiser features an evening with Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”). All proceeds from the May 7 event at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel will benefit the nonprofit’s work protecting vulnerable children and strengthening families across North Texas.
Attendees will enjoy a three-course dinner of salmon and ribeye while listening to a moderated Q&A between Heaton and WFAA’s evening anchor Cynthia Izaguirre. In addition, Buckner International CEO and President Albert Reyes will speak about the faith-based nonprofit’s mission and how the community can help.
Heaton is best known for her role as Debra Barone on the series “Everybody Loves Raymond.” She won two Emmy® Awards for the role and was nominated 7 times. In addition to her Emmy® wins, Heaton is also the recipient of the Best Comedy Actress award from the Viewers for Quality Television, a SAG award and three SAG nominations in the Best Actress category.
In addition to her acting and producing credits, Heaton is a bestselling author whose book, “Motherhood and Hollywood -- How to Get a Job Like Mine,” was on the New York Times best-sellers list. She also wrote a cookbook, “Patricia Heaton’s Food for Family and Friends,” which published last year.
Individual tickets for Buckner Hope for Children cost $250. Sponsorship opportunities, which include one or more tables, start at $5,000. VIP access will provide guests with signed books and a photo opportunity with Heaton.
To read Buckner's exclusive interview with Patricia Heaton, visit https://www.buckner.org/blog/exclusive-interview-with-buckner-hope-for-children-speaker-patricia-heaton.