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MARCH 2016 | Spring has SPRUNG

We hope you all are enjoying the incredible weather as Spring makes its way across the country (and hopefully stays for a while!). It's one of our favorite times of the year with festival season off and running, much of our event planning in full swing and our scholarships and sponsorships in growth mode.

We are excited to announce that our 8th Annual Fashion for a Passion will take place on Saturday, October 29 (Halloween weekend), at our new, exciting venue sixty five hundred! So save the date and look out for future news as we share more details about our flagship event.

Many, many thanks to our 2016 Year-Round Sponsors for their continued support of ATG! Please check them out below or on our Sponsor page.
fashion for a passion 2016SAVE THE DATE!
8th Annual Fashion for a Passion
Saturday, 10/29/16
We are excited to bring our 2016 event to you on Halloween weekend at a brand new venue sixty five hundred. Visit our FFAP page or look out for more news in future newsletters. In the meantime, check out our 2015 FFAP Highlight Video! A HUGE thank you to Trevor Hyslop with Roll With It Productions for producing this amazing video for us!

Calling Asian American Designers, Artists & Musical Performers! Applications to participate in Fashion for a Passion are now available. Showcase your talents to the Dallas community and for a good cause and download our application.  
Presenting Designer Applications Due: Tuesday, May 31 
Artist and Performer Applications Due: Friday, July 15
SPONSORSHIPS
Become a 2016 FFAP Sponsor!
Join companies like Audi Dallas to help make our event the best yet. We are now accepting cash sponsorships as well as silent and live auction items through Friday, August 26, 2016.

Download our application today and send your questions to fundraising@againstthegrainproductions.com.
SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Apps Due in 2 Months!
We'd like to give a special thank you to ATG patrons Bruce and Pat McRae for their contribution of $1,000 to our ATG Scholarship Fund. This is the third year that the McRae family has donated to the ATG Scholarship Fund. Bruce has an especially unique connection to our organization as he was a pilot who helped airlift orphans from Vietnam to the U.S. during Operation Babylift. (And that's Pat on the left with her 2014 FFAP auction win!)

Our scholarship applications are due Tuesday, May 31Check them out here, apply or forward to a deserving student you know! Plus look out for our April newsletter when we catch up with some of our past scholarship winners!
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
AREAA DFW and The Source of Hope
We are excited to include two new Community Partners to our ATG family: AREAA DFW and The Source of Hope. Learn more about our partnerships with these two great organizations.

Also, we invite everyone to join us for a monthly volunteer event with The Source of Hope providing meals to the homeless this Saturday, March 26, from 9 am to 12 pm. Meet us at the Cornerstone Church Kitchen, 2815 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215. [Photo courtesy of Tammy Nguyen Lee]
FUNDRAISING
Pizza and Jewelry for a Cause
We have a couple of easy ways to give and to have fun doing it! Check out these two upcoming events and appreciate your support!

Dine for a Cause at California Pizza Kitchen on Thursday & Friday, April 14 & 15, at The Shops at WIllow Bend, and CPK will donate 20% of proceeds from your meals with this flyer to ATG. 

Join us for a fun night of bubbly, light bites and shopping at Kendra Scott at the Shops at Legacy for our Kendra Gives Back Jewelry Party on Thursday, June 30, from 6 - 8 pm, and 20% of your purchases will go to ATG.

SAVE THE DATE!

5th Annual Groundbreakers Speak
Saturday, 08/13/16
Co-hosted with the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) at the NAAAP National Convention at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, NV!

Watch our PSA to learn more!

Email us your ideas, comments and questions!

Read about ATG's commitment to transparency and review us on Guide Star!

      


GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN

Khai Vu
Chef Khai Vu's first love and passion has always been food. With his Grandmother’s cooking as his young inspiration and his father growing him to be a successful business man, his family's shared love of food has paved the way for him to produce some of the most modern and high quality cuisine at his own kitchen District One Kitchen & Bar in Las Vegas today. Learn more about Khai.
Sat 03/26
Source of Hope - Join ATG to Serve Meals for the Homeless
Corner Stone Kitchen
Dallas, TX

Sun 03/27
Easter Sunday

Mon 04/04
Operation Babylift Anniversary

Thurs - Fri 04/14 - 04/15
ATG Dine for a Cause
California Pizza Kitchen
The Shops at Willow Bend
Plano, TX

Sat 04/23
"Children of the April Rain" Operation Babylift Play
Judson Memorial Church
New York, NY

Sat 05/14, 11 am - 11 pm
26th Annual Asian Festival
GDAACC
Dallas, TX

Sun 05/15, 8:30 am - 6 pm
DFW Dragon Boat, Kite & Lantern Festival
Marco Polo Foundation
Irving, TX

Wed 05/18, 11 am - 9 pm
5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
AREAA DFW
Carrollton, TX

Tues 05/31
ATG Scholarship Apps Due
Against The Grain
Dallas, TX

Tues 05/31
FFAP Designer Apps Due
Against The Grain
Dallas, TX

Thurs 06/30, 6 - 8 pm
Kendra Gives Back Fundraising Shopping Event benefiting ATG
Kendra Scott
Shops at Legacy
Plano, TX

Tues 07/15
FFAP Artist/Performer Apps Due
Against The Grain
Dallas, TX
PAST MONTH HIGHLIGHT
Many thanks to these lovely ladies and moms from the DFW Vietnamese Mommies group for supporting our fundraising outing at Board and Brush Plano on March 18th. Looking forward to many more!



THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 YEAR-ROUND SPONSORS!
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