DALLAS, TEXAS (April 1, 2022) – The largest family violence service agency in Texas, The Family
Place, is thrilled to announce Shelle Sills as the Honorary Chair of ReuNight, the nonprofit’s
annual spring fundraiser. The night to remember falls on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the
Nasher Sculpture Center Garden. This year’s ReuNight theme will be An Evening in Provence.
Each year, the limited number of guests who attend ReuNight enjoy an exclusive dinner and live
auction fundraiser benefiting the impactful work of The Family Place creating brighter futures
for survivors of family violence.
Honorary Chair Shelle Sills joins event Co-chairs Marisa Howard, Roni Proter Kelly and Max
Trowbridge in support of the event, all of whom are esteemed Dallas community members.
Shelle is a native Dallasite and a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s
degree in Fine Arts. She has been a part of the retail industry for more than 30 years in various
capacities. For 17 years, she owned and operated The Gazebo, a women’s specialty store. In
1999, she joined Neiman Marcus as vice president and general manager of the downtown
flagship store. She left Neiman Marcus in 2012 to direct retail and special projects as a
consultant for Headington Companies from 2013 through 2019. Most recently, she was
executive vice president of Centennial Real Estate Corporation.
Shelle presently serves as chairman of the board of the Salvation Army and was underwriting
chairman of The Crystal Charity Ball in 2019, where she currently is an active member. She is a
board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Camp Sweeney/Southwest
Diabetic Foundation, and the Baylor Scott & White Foundation. Shelle also serves on the
advisory board for Council for Life, Cattle Barons Ball and serves as an advisor to the St. Philip’s
School and Community Center. She is a member of Charter 100, Dallas Assembly, and the Dallas
Shelle is passionate about the revitalization of Downtown Dallas and served as chairman of the
board for Downtown Dallas, Inc. She served on two TIF boards and has served as chairman of
the retail subcommittee in prior years. She also served on the Mayor’s Task Force for
Shelle is a member of the Park Cities Presbyterian Church where she is a leader in Women’s
Ministries. She is married to Dallas cardiologist, Michael Sills. Together they have five children
and 10 grandchildren.
At this year’s ReuNight event, 175 patrons will be seated at outdoor tables under the sparkling
stars in the Sculpture Gardens of the Nasher Sculpture Center, nestled among works of art by
modern masters. Respected leaders and philanthropists across North Texas fill the guest list
each year and enjoy an unforgettable evening.
The ReuNight fundraising evening will consist of a four-course, coastal French-themed dinner
provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering and a luxury live auction to follow. Guests will enjoy a
night of entertainment, elite service, and devotion to an excellent cause.
Current event sponsors include Valet Sponsor: Sewell Automotive Companies; Entertainment
Sponsor: Emberli & David Pridham/ If Not You Books; Photography Sponsor: Marisa & Frank
Howard/ GeneIQ; Program Sponsor: The Allen Group; and Auction Sponsor: ElleCo
Construction. Additional top sponsors include: The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, Claire and
Dwight Emanuelson, Lindsay and Chuck Jacaman, and Kristy and Patrick Sands.
Sponsorships for the event begin at $5,000 and are named after various Provençal areas.
Individual tickets start at $1,500 and will be available after April 1. The guest count is limited.
To register for the event or become a sponsor, please click here or email
ReuNight@familyplace.org or call 214.443.7770.
ABOUT THE FAMILY PLACE:
In 1978 a group of community volunteers organized The Family Place as one of the first family
violence shelters in the state. Today The Family Place is the largest family violence service
provider in Texas, with three emergency shelters providing 177 shelter beds each night,
including the state’s only shelter for men and children, and three counseling centers. We served
9,466 clients last year providing 65,630 days of emergency shelter, 21,036 days of transitional
housing, 22,717 hours of counseling to nonresidential clients, and 10,465 hours of counseling to
batterers. All our services are provided in Spanish and in English. For more information on The
Family Place visit familyplace.org or call 214.559.2170.