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DFW NACE’s Got Talent, Our 2020 Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who participated and brought our 2020 Fundraiser to life in the middle of a pandemic! It was a pretty big deal to see all of you come together VIRTUALLY to raise money for Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Congrats to our talent show winners!

1st Place: Sarabeth Yeli Marshall, Egyptian Belly Dance
2nd Place: Beth Albright & Adam Wright, “The Quarantine Binge Mix Tape”
3rd Place (Tie): Alan Paoletti, Magician and Mollie & Kate Nelson, DJ Duo
People’s Choice: Molly Rassmussen, Baton Twirling


Damany Daniel, The Event Nerd
Jordan Kahn, Jordan Kahn Orchestra
John Martin, On the Levee
Kimberly Rhodes, Hitched Events

DFW NACE 2020 Co-Directors of Fundraiser

Cammie Petty Palmer, Render Events
Nate Nelson, LeForce Entertainment

Title Sponsor

Jordan Kahn Orchestra


Venue: On the Levee
Photography: Lightly Photography
Live Feed Production: LeForce Entertainment
Decor & Event Rentals: Render Events
Snack Trays: Vestals Catering
Online Auction Site: AES

A list of our performers for the night and each of their talents

(Listed in order of appearance.)

And here are all of the behind the scenes photos from the Live event captured by Lightly Photography.

Applications are Open for 2020 DFW’s Got Talent!

Our theme this year is DFW’s Got Talent and we are proud to announce that applications are NOW OPEN!

Please put together your best talent video between 2-3 minutes long and email that to by August 1st. We will put together a panel of judges for the video submissions and will pick 10 to participate in our September competition! We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Once we finalize the 10 participants, the fee will be $75 to perform and all others will be used as commercials in between acts. 

The submission fee is $20 to submit a video. All submission fees are a donation to the overall fundraiser. 

Introducing TeamConnor, DFW NACE’s 2020 Fundraiser Beneficiary

This year DFW NACE has chosen TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation as the beneficiary for our annual fundraising event. TeamConnor is an organization that raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.

Cancer kills more children each year than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma, and AIDS combined; yet, the National Cancer Institute allocates only three percent of its budget to pediatric cancer. The Cruse family established TeamConnor to help fund childhood cancer research.

Throughout the year, DFW NACE is hosting multiple prelude events leading up to our BIG fundraiser silent auction to support TeamConnor. Keep an eye out for information on our upcoming events to join us at our TopGolf Tournament, Poker Tournament, Floral Design Workshop with a twist, and an Ultimate Tailgate party with the Dallas Cowboys and Suite for a Cowboys game. At these events, you’ll have an opportunity to connect with other DFW NACE members, while also giving back to TeamConnor.

Our annual silent auction fundraiser, DFW’s Got Talent, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at On the Levee in the Design District. September is also National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Be on the lookout for tickets to this amazing fundraising event! It’s going to be a lot of fun with some great items at the silent auction.

Some ways you can help support DFW NACE raise awareness and financial support for TeamConnor are through corporate sponsorship, (with different levels of sponsorship), and by donating products and services for our silent auction fundraiser in September. Not every donation has to be a big-ticket item, so don’t be afraid to share what you have. We are building gift baskets and different packages our bidders can bid on, so everything helps.

If you have a silent auction donation, would like to donate your services, or interested in being one of our event sponsors, please reach out to Nate Nelson and Cammie Petty Palmer at

With your help, we can continue to fight for a cure, and help the families of these children. To learn more about TeamConnor, visit

Nate Nelson
Director of Talent and Development for
LeForce Entertainment
DFW NACE Co-Director of Fundraising