Don’t miss Dallas’ most fabulous and fun luncheon

Featuring actress, producer and singer/songwriter

A headshot of Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, actress and producer. Wilson’s music has been hailed as “inspiring” by Rolling Stone and “uplifting” by USA Today. She has toured the world over performing on such iconic stages as the Grand Ole Opry and The Sydney Opera, and marquee music festivals including CMA Fest and Stagecoach.

Her five acclaimed studio albums include her latest star-studded, Rita Wilson Now & Forever: Duets” featuring Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Jackson Browne, Tim McGraw, Elvis Costello, Keith Urban, Leslie Odom Jr, Josh Groban, Vince Gill and Jimmie Allen. Her single, “OLI MAZI (We Are All Together)” with Greek singing sensation Christos Mastoras was co-written by the award-winning Diane Warren, and appears in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, which Wilson also served as producer on. Her collaboration with Latin GRAMMY winner/GRAMMY-nominated Sebastián Yatra on “Til You’re Home” from the film “A Man Called Otto,” (which Wilson also produced) landed on the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Song.

Wilson first donned her producers cap for the record-breaking box-office hit, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Her instincts proved solid once again when she saw the theatrical production of Mamma Mia! in London shortly after it opened. Wilson’s love of ABBA’s music led her to secure the rights and develop the film, serving as a producer on the hit that starred Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and as Executive Producer for its sequel, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! In 2019, Wilson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame celebrating her rich and legendary film career and was later honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 2021.

The Chick Lit Luncheon is a powerful event regularly attended by more than 1,200 corporate sponsors, philanthropists, table hosts, media and other generous Dallasites to raise funds to support the operations of Community Partners of Dallas.

Community Partners of Dallas is a nonprofit organization that restores dignity and hope for children in the care of Child Protective Services by providing for their urgent needs including items such as clothing, car seats, baby formula and backpacks. Additionally, CPD provides positive childhood experiences through our annual holiday Toy Drive and Easter Basket Drive, as well as through our
Kids in Crisis program.

We know it will be a wonderful, fun afternoon, so get your table today! Your support will give Dallas County’s abused and neglected children what they need today to thrive tomorrow.

2024 Paige McDaniel Partners for Children Award Recipient: Capital for Kids

Friday, March 22, 2024 | Hilton Anatole

Your support will make a tremendous impact in the lives of Dallas County’s abused and neglected children.

We know it will be a fantastic afternoon, so we hope you’ll join us!

Chick Lit Luncheon Leadership Team

Honorary Chair
Christine McKenny

Luncheon Chairs
Cathy James
Lisa Ogle

Have questions? Contact for more information!

Click here to see a complete listing of the Host Committee