Bravo! Gala

AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents The 2023 BRAVO! Gala

Posted on

Honoring the Moody Foundation

Center Announces Arts Advocates Diane Brierley and Ellen Winspear to Chair Event

(DALLAS) – Today, the non-profit, AT&T Performing Arts Center announced that its 2023 Bravo! Gala fundraising celebration will honor The Moody Foundation, a historic and philanthropic giant in Dallas and across Texas, and a stalwart supporter of the Center since its creation.

Bravo! Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. The Center also announced that the event will be chaired by Dallas arts advocates Diane Brierley and Ellen Winspear, both longtime supporters of the Center and the Dallas arts community.
Since its first program in 2019, the Bravo! Gala has become well-known for its inspired progressive cocktail hour that uses the multi-level lobby spaces to showcase the talents of its five resident companies, This year, the seated dinner will be held on the Shannon and Ted Skokos Stage in the opera house and include a performance by the hit indie/alternative band Lake Street Dive with the Moody Foundation Chandelier providing a dramatic backdrop.

This year’s honoree, the Moody Foundation has a long history with the Center:

  • It was a founding member in the Center’s original capital campaign.
  • It has been a long-time funder of Center’s arts education programs, most recently Disney Musicals in Schools which builds musical theater programs in Title I elementary schools.
  • In recognition of a $5 million gift in 2013, the iconic chandelier in the Margaret McDermott Performance Hall in the Winspear Opera House was named The Moody Foundation Chandelier.
  • In 2017, the foundation provided a $12 million gift to the Center and another $10 million gift to establish and endow the Moody Fund for the Arts to provide, in perpetuity, grants to small Dallas arts organizations.
    • Since its first grants in 2018, the Moody Fund for the Arts has distributed 303 unique grants totaling $1.93 million in total funds to 92 Dallas arts organizations.
    • The Center administers this fund and its endowment.
    • In recognition of the Moody Foundation’s gift to establish the Moody Fund for the Arts and its generosity to the arts, the Dallas City Council renamed Dallas City Performance Hall as Moody Performance Hall.
  • The Moody Foundation’s Chairman and Executive Director, Francie Moody-Dahlberg is a longtime member of the Center’s Board of Directors.

Single tickets for the evening are $1,200 and underwriting levels begin at $5,000. A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible.

For more information on Bravo! Gala please email,, call 214-978- 2980, or visit