The Dallas Morning News
Meet the contestants
Want to make a bid for lunch with Brian Schultz, CEO of Studio Movie Grill; a one-hour mentoring session with Amber Venz Box at her RewardStyle headquarters; a gaming design interactive session with Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment in Plano; lunch with Gab Goncalves, a Dallas software entrepreneur and investor; tequila tasting and dinner with Brady Wood, CEO of WoodHouse; or yoga and coffee with Sampson?
You have until 3:30 p.m. Monday to place your bid at charitybuzz.com/unitedwaydallas. Meet the contestants and their nonprofits
Brittany Underwood, founder and CEO, Akola Project, a luxury jewelry nonprofit that employs women in poverty to help lift up their families and communities.
Daron Babcock, executive director, Bonton Farms, whose urban agriculture and access to fresh foods is transforming a South Dallas neighborhood that has long battled crime, drugs and gang violence.
Chad Houser, executive director/chef, Cafe Momentum, which provides post-release paid internships for juvenile offenders, training them in culinary, job and life skills as well as providing mentoring and support.
Keven Vicknair, executive director, Equal Heart, which bridges the last mile to feed families through its summer and after-school nutrition program, innovative mobile food pantry and food rescue programs.
Bridgette Gray , executive vice president, Per Scholas, which delivers employer-driven, tuition-free technology training and professional development while addressing larger issues of diversity and income inequality.