Pot of Gold Luncheon 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021 | Omni Dallas – Dallas Ballroom

Silent Auction Doors Open: 11 a.m. | Luncheon Program: 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Discounted valet and self-parking available | Business Attire

Rainbow Days is thrilled to announce our 24th annual Pot of Gold Luncheon will be held at the Omni Dallas Hotel Dallas Ballroom on Friday, June 25, 2021! Through sponsorships, silent auction bidding, individual tickets and donations, Rainbow Days’ goal is to raise $275,000 to continue providing critical services benefiting thousands of at-risk and homeless children and youth across the Dallas area!

To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, Rainbow Days’ 2021 Pot of Gold Luncheon is taking extra precautions and implementing a series of health policies and procedures in accordance with guidelines from the CDC, the state of Texas, and local public safety and health officials. Changes to this year’s event include:

  • Tables spaced farther apart to comply with social distancing guidelines
  • Six guests per table instead of 10
  • Adherence to CDC mask guidelines
  • Hand sanitizer stations around the ballroom.

Josh Shipp

Keynote Speaker

Prepare to be inspired by best-selling author Josh Shipp, the 2021 Pot of Gold Luncheon Keynote Speaker. Statistically, Josh should be dead, in jail or homeless. However, his success as a preeminent author, speaker and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring adult. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families. He has written two national bestsellers to date and is regularly called on by OPRAH, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20, Good Morning America and others to provide commentary on common challenges faced by parents and teachers.

Kyle Coots & Ross DeRogatis

Pot of Gold Luncheon Chairs

Victoria Snee

Master of Ceremonies

2021 Pot of Gold Committee Members

Luncheon Chairs: Kyle Coots & Ross DeRogatis

Silent Auction Chairs: Melissa Griffith & Talene Kozanian

Liz Aldrine, Heather Appel, Beth Bedell, Jennifer Bishop, Nikki Chriesman-Green, Sarah Clifford, Sharon Cornwall, Veronica Moreno, Page Morgan, Kelly Morris, Jenn Mueller, Letetia Patin, Tara Walsh, Nicole Williams, Greg Wood, Kristen Worthington, Debbie Young

Silent Auction

Our silent auction is open online NOW through June 25 at 1:30 p.m. Start bidding today!

Thank you to our 2021 Pot of Gold sponsors!





Jill & Dale Hurd



Alyssa & Kurt Opella


The Anderson Family






Melissa & Paul Griffith and Talene & Hagop Kozanian


Christina & Dustin Hickey


Phyllis & John Horan


Mary Jo & James McKellar






Nicole Williams & Chris George

Table Hosts

Katie & Netesh Anand


Heather & Eric Appel


Tiffany & Terry Beaudine


Jennifer & Jody Bishop


Sharon & Stuart Cornwall


Jenny Ecklund


Alyson & David Elliott






Tara Walsh & Liz Aldrine


TX Wes. BLSA Alumni Chapter ’08, ’09, ’10