The Thanks-Giving Foundation and its Interfaith Council cordially invite you to attend

THE THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER LUNCHEON

in remembrance of
Peter Pauls Stewart

with comments from
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Noon
Tower Club at Thanksgiving Tower

Please R.S.V.P. by April 27th

TICKET ORDER

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Individual Ticket ($50)

  • One event ticket

Clergy/Student Ticket ($25)

  • One event ticket

Table Sponsor ($500)

  • One table for ten

Clergy Table Sponsor ($1,000)

  • One table for ten
  • One clergy table for ten
  • Recognition in all printed materials

Circle of Gratitude ($2,500)

  • One preferred table for ten
  • One clergy table for ten
  • Recognition in all printed materials

Thanks-Giving Champion ($5,000)

  • One preferred table for ten
  • One clergy table for ten
  • Original Bjørn Wiinblad lithograph poster (unframed)
  • Recognition in all printed materials

Presenting/Lead Sponsor ($10,000)

  • Two preferred tables for ten
  • One clergy table for ten
  • Original Bjørn Wiinblad lithograph poster in museum-quality frame
  • Recognition in all printed materials

In Remembrance of Peter Pauls Stewart

In 1964, four businessmen — Joe O. Neuhoff, Julius Schepps, John M. Stemmons, and Peter Pauls Stewart — wanted the City of Dallas to be known not only for its worldly aspirations and economic accomplishments, but also for the enduring heart of its citizens.  As President of the Foundation Directors, Peter P. Stewart was the driving force behind the creation of Thanks-Giving Square, a garden and chapel in the heart of downtown Dallas dedicated to thanksgiving and gratitude.  His guidance ensured that the oasis created in downtown Dallas was not merely a park, but a “shrine for the future.”  Peter Pauls Stewart died on January 10, 2018 at the age of 97.  The Thanks-Giving Foundation is proud to have his five children, Elizabeth Stewart Wally, Peter B. Stewart, Alan G. Stewart, Cathy Stewart Moore, and David E. Stewart serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the 2018 National Day of Prayer Luncheon.

The Thanks-Giving Foundation

The Thanks-Giving Foundation promotes the spirit and unifying value of giving thanks in our community, nation, and world. The Foundation operates Thanks-Giving Square and provides resources so that citizens from diverse backgrounds can use thanksgiving and gratitude as ways to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding. Thanks-Giving Square serves as a host to community gatherings, private events, and worship services throughout the year. Visit thanksgiving.org to learn about current programing.

About the Cover Art

In August 1967 noted Danish artist Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) designed a special lithograph poster promoting the development of Thanks-Giving Square. Wiinblad expressed the challenge of the concept, saying “I was terribly nervous about it, partly because it was a difficult theme — I hardly ever am confronted with big deep thoughts in my work… but I got through with a message I believe.” His signature bold colors and whimsical figures show a family enjoying a tranquil garden in the heart of the city. The print was distributed to all major department stores and businesses in Dallas, filling window displays and store counters. Stanley Marcus had worked with Wiinblad for years, and in a letter said that he thought this poster was one of Wiinblad’s best. This highly-publicized artwork helped raise anticipation and donations for Thanks-Giving Square, which opened to the public in 1976.