On December, 20, 2016, North Texas Performing Arts held a gala in partnership with one of their major sponsors, Neiman Marcus. The gala was intended to raise money and awareness for North Texas Performing Arts’ capital campaign to move their headquarters to the Shops of Willow Bend in Plano, TX. VISTA Resource Developer Melanie Kuriger designed and distributed packets given to each attendee, as well as networked during the event and helped recruit parent volunteers to assist with fundraising. In total, the event brought in 80 potential donor. The success of the event was made evident in the $10,500 that came in from donations and pledges of support and resources from attendees.