June 5, 2023

Out & About: Family Compass North Star Luncheon

The fifth-annual North Star luncheon recently raised more than $175,000 for Family Compass.

People Newspapers


May 30, 2023

Family Compass Had “Freedom Writers” Erin Gruwell Inspire Area North Stars To Step Up

For the VIP-ers in the Dallas Country Club Founders’ Room, it soon became apparent that they had found their very BBF in Erin Gruwell on Monday, April 24. The former teacher who was to be the keynote speaker was bubbly and walked away from the Family Compass’ North Star Luncheon with a fan club.



February 13, 2023

Grovel Alert: Family Compass’ 5th Annual North Star Luncheon

The 5th Annual North Star Luncheon presented by ExxonMobil is still more than two months away benefiting Family Compass and there are just three tables left.



January 17, 2023

JUST IN: “Freedom Writers” Teacher Erin Gruwell To Be Onstage For 5th Annual North Star Luncheon

Just minutes ago, with a crowd filling the fragrant walls of NorthPark’s diptyque, 2023 North Star Luncheon Co-Chairs Brooke Bailey and Elizabeth Dacus revealed the speaker for the Family Compass fundraiser presented by ExxonMobil.



December 21, 2022

MySweetWishList: Family Compass

According to Family Compass volunteer Claire Brady, “My wish this holiday season is that every North Texas family experience a healthy home full of peace and joy.”



December 1, 2022

JUST IN: Family Compass’ 2023 North Star Luncheon’s Leadership And Presenting Sponsor Announced

Family Compass has just revealed details about its fifth annual North Star Luncheon. In addition to having ExxonMobil as the presenting sponsor, Brooke Bailey and Elizabeth Dacus have signed on to co-chair the fundraiser.



September 7, 2022

North Texas Giving Day Booster: Family Compass

According to Family Compass Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Kyla Lynch, “Family Compass is the largest agency in North Texas solely dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.”



June 9, 2022

DCB Supports Family Compass at 4th Annual North Star Luncheon

Dallas Capital Bank was honored to support Family Compass at its 4th Annual North Star Luncheon on April 25th during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Dallas Capital Bank


April 25, 2022

2022 North Star Luncheon Was A “Smart” Lesson On How To Write Your Own Narrative

Family Compass hosted their annual North Star Luncheon at Dallas Country Club with guest speaker, Elizabeth Smart.

My Sweet Charity


February 7, 2022

Crystal Charity Ball’s 2022 Beneficiaries Announced…


Despite last Friday’s ice challenges closing down schools, companies and airports across North Texas, the Crystal Charity Ball committee gathered at the Arts District Mansion for a general meeting and the final presentation by the 2022 beneficiary finalists.

My Sweet Charity


February 4, 2022

Smart to Share Recovery at Luncheon

An advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery, programs and national legislation, [Elizabeth] Smart’s own abduction was one of the most followed cases of our time.

White Rock Lake Weekly


January 27, 2022

Advocate Elizabeth Smart to Keynote Family Compass’ North Star Luncheon

Family Compass announces Elizabeth Smart as the featured speaker for the 4th Annual North Star Luncheon.

My Sweet Charity


December 8, 2021

Family Compass’ North Star Luncheon to be held during Child Abuse Prevention Month

Family Compass announces its 4th Annual North Star Luncheon, sponsored by North Dallas Bank & Trust, will be held on April 25, 2022 to coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Month.

My Sweet Charity

February 12, 2021

Liz “Homeless to Harvard” Murray Scheduled for Family Compass’ North Star Virtual Luncheon 

Family Compass announces Inspirational Speaker and Best-Selling Author, Liz Murray as the featured speaker for its North Star Luncheon, an annual fundraiser to raise awareness on how to stop child abuse before it occurs, on Monday, April 26, 2021.

My Sweet Charity

December 8, 2020

Family Compass’ 2021 North Star Luncheon Leadership, Date and Location Revealed

Family Compass announces Judy Bennett Garner and Chey Fleming as co-chairs for its North Star Luncheon, an annual fundraiser to raise awareness on how to stop child abuse before it occurs, on Monday, April 26, 2021.

My Sweet Charity

November 19, 2020

8th Annual Rosewood Corporation Charity Golf Tournament raises more than $30,000 for Family Compass

The Rosewood Corporation chose Family Compass as the beneficiary of their 8th Annual Rosewood Corporation Charity Golf Tournament in October. The organization will receive a gift of more than $30,000. The Rosewood Corporation and Foundation are committed to improving the quality of people’s lives in our area through the arts, education, environmental conservation, healthcare, and children and families living in poverty.

The Rosewood Corporation


September 8, 2020

Kappa Delta Foundation donates $7,000 to Family Compass’ Growing as Parents Program

Family Compass staff were recently joined virtually by members of the Richardson Plano Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter who announced grants for parent education programs and staff support in North Texas.

A $7,000 KiDs Grant from the Kappa Delta Foundation will support Family Compass’ “Growing as Parents” program in Dallas and Collin Counties. These funds will help mentor and educate pregnant and young mothers about parenting best practices.

The local alumnae of Kappa Delta sorority also collected personal funds to provide $100 gift cards to each of Family Compass’ staff in recognition of our hard work for families during this tough time.

Kappa Delta Foundation

February 18, 2020

CoServ donates $10,000 to Family Compass’s teen parent program

Family Compass saved 676 children in North Texas from abuse or neglect in one year, meaning those children won’t end up in Child Protective Services. Parents who get through the program learn proper parenting skills that are passed on to their children who will in turn pass them to their children.


February 12, 2020

JUST IN: North Star Luncheon’s Dates, Speaker And Awardee Announce With A Whiff Of Fabulousness

While North Texans tried to recover from the morning’s thank-you-way-too-much rain and make their way home, Family Compass’ stalwarts were headed to NorthPark’s Diptique for the announcement of the North Star Luncheon plans.


November 26, 2019

JUST IN: Kelly Piland And Natalie Metzger Lesikar To Co-Chair 2020 North Star Luncheon For Family Compass

Family Compass CEO Ona Foster just sent word that Kelly Piland and Natalie Metzger Lesikar will be co-chairing the 2020 North Star Luncheon.


July 12, 2019

Better Living with Nick Carissimi

CBS Radio Public Affairs welcomes back CEO, Ona Foster for a second interview to discuss the future of Family Compass.

KRLD 1080 NewsRadio

May 24, 2019

North Star Luncheon Saluted Caroline Rose Hunt Family And Had Gloria Campos In For A Chat Before Abruptly Ending

While Family Compass’ North Star Luncheon hadn’t been planned to take the direction that it ended up taking, it still got its message across on Monday, April 22.

MySweetCharity article

February 6, 2019

JUST IN: Gloria Campos To Reflect On Changes In North Texas Families At North Star Luncheon

For over 40 years, Gloria Campos not only observed and reported on the growth of North Texas, she held a front row seat regarding the changing dynamics of families. In addition to being the mother of twin boys, she also served for decades as the producer of WFAA’s Wednesday’s Child program.

MySweetCharity article

December 12, 2018

ExxonMobil Donates $50,000 to Family Compass to Build Healthy Families

Exxon Mobil Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods presents the company’s annual holiday gift of $50,000 to Family Compass, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect through in-home mentoring and life-altering Community Education and Outreachal programs. From left to right: Darren Woods, Randy Michero, founding board member of Family Compass, Ona Foster, Family Compass Chief Executive Officer, and Kathy Woods.

BusinessWire.com article
Yahoo Finance article
Dallas Morning News article

November 2, 2018

KoonsFuller Family Law Foundation Announces Finalists and Judges for 2018 Grant Awards

KoonsFuller CEO and Managing Shareholder Ike Vanden Eykel announced the finalists for the KoonsFuller Family Law Foundation awards. The 16 finalists were selected from 30 non-profit organizations who applied for the 2018 charitable grants. The Foundation will award $200,000 in grants to the charities selected by a panel of notable judges from North Texas and Houston.

KoonsFuller article