BOLTON BALL

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

 

our history:

The beneficiary was changed to the DAYL Foundation who helps individuals obtain legal aid, legal education, and justice-related necessities 

Alex Bolton, the then-Secretary of DAYL and the Charity Ball Event Chair, passed away - in 2018 the ball was renamed in his honor

2014

November 2014 - The first annual Bolton Ball was hosted, raising over $50,000 for Habitat for Humanity and EPIC

2016

The beneficiary was changed to the DAYL Foundation who helps individuals obtain legal aid, legal education, and justice-related necessities 

2017

Alex Bolton, the then-Secretary of DAYL and the Charity Ball Event Chair, passed away - in 2018 the ball was renamed in his honor

BENEFICIARY

Since it became a granting body in 1999, the DAYL Foundation has given over $230,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations that support legal education, legal aid, and other law and justice-related causes. In past years, the DAYL Foundation has relied primarily on contributions from its Fellows to fund its charitable endeavors. Since being named the beneficiary of the DAYL Charity Ball, the DAYL Foundation has been able to give out a record amount of grants, both numerically and monetarily. 

For more information about the DAYL Foundation, please Visit www.daylfoundation.org.

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Committee Leaders

Andrea Perez

Event Planning Lead

aperez@kesslercollins.com

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Dwayne I. Lewis, II

Sponsorship Lead

dlewis@brlaw.com

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Nicole H. Muñoz
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Annie Dzurilla

Auction Committee Lead

adzurilla@smu.edu

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Jennifer Birdsall

Marketing Lead

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namesake - Alex Bolton:

On October 21, 2017, we tragically lost a dear friend, loved one, and unforgettable shooting star, Alexander “Alex” Wade Bolton. Alex was born in and grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, the youngest of a large family. After high school, he attended Baylor University and then received his J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he thrived as both a student and a leader. He practiced family law at the law firm of Duffee + Eitzen in Dallas. He was, and continues to be, loved by so many, including his partner, JR Gower.

Alex loved to be involved, and that enjoyment led him to be part of a number of outside groups, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Vivaldi Patron Circle, and the Dallas Masonic Lodge. However, it was his love of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers that he treasured most.

Alex began his involvement in the DAYL as a co-chair of the DAYL Law Student Assistance Committee.

In 2013, Alex was selected to be a member of the DAYL Leadership Class, and in 2014 he was elected by his peers to serve on the DAYL 2015 Board of Directors. Alex was elected in 2016 to serve as Secretary of the organization for 2017. Just three days before his passing, Alex was elected to serve as Treasurer of the DAYL, a position he would have held beginning on January 1, 2018, and presumably would have gone on to become DAYL President in 2021.

The DAYL Charity Ball Committee set out to find a way to honor Alex’s legacy to last a lifetime, and at the 2018 DAYL Charity Ball, they announced that from that day forward, the DAYL Charity Ball will be known as the DAYL Bolton Ball!