The plethora of ways St. Philip’s School and Community Center serves the South Dallas community is staggering. St. Philip’s School provides a rigorous private education, where the high school graduation rate is 100%, and 95% of graduates attend college, while the Community Center provides services to thousands of families and individuals, offering senior programs, a legal clinic, summer camps, the St. Philip’s food pantry – renamed just last year in honor of the life-long service of Bette Perot – and more. Metropolitan shines a spotlight on St. Philip’s School and Community Center, the transformative work they are doing in Dallas, and their upcoming Destiny Award Luncheon.

St. Philip’s 20th Anniversary Destiny Award Luncheon: February 21

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Over the past 19 years, this signature event for St. Philip’s has raised over $6 million to support the 70+ year old organization’s vital educational and social service programs. The Destiny luncheon has featured incredible scholars, athletes, and celebrities as keynote speakers and in moderated conversations. This year’s keynote speaker is Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the award-winning film Hidden Figures, Taraji P. Henson (pictured, left). Henson will engage in a live conversation moderated by Lily Weiss, Executive Director for the Dallas Arts District, discussing her career, mental health in the African American community, and the joy of living your own truth.

Honorary Chairs for the 20th Destiny Award Luncheon are Sophia and Willis Johnson, who are actively engaged in educational, artistic and social service organizations in the DFW community. The Destiny Award has been given to 58 local organizations and individuals for their leadership and work bridging relationships between diverse communities. Peter S. Brodsky, investor and business executive will receive the 2020 Mona & David Munson Humanitarian Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the revitalization and restoration of the Southern Dallas community.

All funds raised from the luncheon will directly benefit services promoting Christian education, senior services, hunger, student engagement, and athletics.

St. Philip’s School and Community Center’s 20th Anniversary Destiny Award Luncheon
A Conversation with Taraji P. Henson
February 21, 11:30 AM

We Love Nonprofits!

Metropolitan Press prints for many North Texas nonprofit organizations, and we love providing them professional print services, graphic design, mail services, personalized promotional items, and special event print collateral – like the St. Philip’s Destiny Luncheon invitation, event cards, and more! We are inspired by the passion our nonprofit clients have for those they serve. We love to hear their stories and how they are impacting the Dallas metroplex for good, and we love to support them through special events such as North Texas Giving Day. St. Philip’s School and Community Center has been one of our print clients for many years, and it is so exciting to hear what’s going on with the students and the community – our spotlight here is just a tiny glimpse of their incredible work. We know you’ll be inspired to find out more about them and how you can join in their mission in South Dallas.

About St. Philip’s School and Community Center

St. Philip’s School & Community Center is a private Christian school in southern Dallas serving over 200 students in grades PK2 through 6th grade (ages 2–12), and a multi-faceted community center, providing numerous athletic, educational and social services to over 3,000 children, youth, and adults annually.

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Our Mission: To provide an unparalleled education and compatible community services through a faith-based experience, with emphasis on serving low and moderate income families.

The vision of St. Philip’s is to transform the world by faith, education and service. At St. Philip’s school, students learn the life-long importance of serving all God’s people with dignity and compassion. The community center provides essential social services to this part of Dallas, serving “as a beacon of light in a community where many residents face quality of life obstacles unlike most others within the city of Dallas.” Find out how you can join their important work, and serve alongside the St. Philip’s staff and community partners at Coming in 2021: The 75th Celebration of St. Philip’s School & Community Center!

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