Forward, Together.

Since Wilkinson Center opened in 1982, one thing continues to be at the heart of everything they do – people. From tireless volunteers and supporters to the folks in our community who turn to Wilkinson Center for help. It’s a privilege for the Friends of Wilkinson Center to support the work and mission of providing those people who need our services with paths to improve their lives.

The Spirit of TaosBecause the health and well-being of people will always be our highest priority, the 2020 Spirit of Taos celebration has been officially canceled.

While we’ll miss the food, music and friends that always make the Spirit of Taos a truly fun fundraiser, Wilkinson Center is still open and fully operating for those who need us. Our food pantry service is serving more families than ever with curbside delivery. All of our adult education classes are now online. And our annual Carlin Morris Back-to-School Shoe Drive will continue with gift certificates we have purchased from Shoe Carnival.

Last year, the Spirit of Taos raised $200,000. Because you have been a faithful supporter of the Friends and the Spirit of Taos, we ask that you help us reach our $200,000 fundraising goal so that we can continue to support Wilkinson Center’s essential services without interruption. For many people in the Dallas area, particularly our low-income families, tough times just got a lot tougher. More than ever, these people need our help.

We’d like to give a very special thank you to American Airlines, our Presenting Sponsor, for its incredible support of Spirit of Taos. While there won’t be a party this year, their lead gift of $25,000 will go to a great cause – putting people on their pathways forward.

Of course, we also want to thank you. For your continued support. For your understanding. And for saving your awesome Taos chic attire just a little while longer.

We’re already planning to make the Spirit of Taos 2021 our biggest, most exciting celebration yet. Until then, let’s all continue to be safe. Let’s remember to be kind to one another. And let’s keep leading the way on the path to bigger and better things. Forward, together.

Be There in Spirit

While the Spirit of Taos party won’t go on as planned this year, we ask that you turn the cost of your ticket or table into a donation to Wilkinson Center.

Texas Two-Step $8,000

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Cowboy Shuffle $4,000

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Cotten-Eyed Joe $2,000

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Traveling Cha Cha $250

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Boot Scootin’ Boogie $200

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Other Donations

are available & no gift is too small!

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