The Family Place Announces 2014 Partners Card Co-Chairs

by Emily Roberts | Feb 03, 2014

The Family Place Announces 2014 Partners Card Co-Chairs

January 30, 2104
The Dallas Morning News

The Family Place is excited to announce that Lisa Bhattacharya, Andrea Cheek and Diana Hamilton will serve as 2014 Partners Card co-chairs of the annual shopping event, which will be held Friday, October 24 through Sunday, November 2, 2014. Partners Card is proud to recognize Bank of Texas and their six years of support as the presenting sponsor. This annual fundraising event offers an exciting opportunity to receive a 20 percent discount at your favorite stores while, at the same time, contributing to a worthwhile cause – family violence intervention and prevention. The 10-day shopping extravaganza, with more than 750 participating retail locations and restaurants, ensures cardholders will find something for everyone while shopping throughout the Metroplex. Partners Cards will go on sale in mid-September for $70 each, and 100 percent of the proceeds will directly benefit The Family Place, Dallas’ longest-serving family violence agency.

Lisa Bhattacharya is currently in sales for Avaya, a communications software provider. She has worked in the technology industry for more than 16 years and continues to give back to the community at the same time. She has been an auxiliary member of The Family Place since 2013 and is excited to be more involved this year. Lisa also volunteers for organizations such as Junior League of Dallas, Lee Park Conservancy, LaunchAbility, Turtle Creek Recovery Center and Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Andrea Cheek is the co-owner of Newk’s Eatery, a fresh casual concept located in Plano, Texas.Newk’s Eatery is a 65-unit chain based in Jackson, Mississippi, specializing in fresh, made-from-scratch sandwiches, salads, soups and pizzas. Mrs. Cheek is the franchisee for the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is expanding Newk’s throughout the territory through a development agreement with Newk’s Franchise Company. Andrea also is very involved throughout the Dallas community serving as an active member of the Junior League of Dallas on the underwriting and luncheon committee, as well as co-chairing this year’s Affair of the Art, benefiting the Dallas Museum of Art, with her husband, Heath.

An active member of the Dallas community, Diana Hamilton helps contribute to various non-profits each year. Her involvement has ranged from co-chairing events for Dallas CASA, Community Partners of Dallas, Genesis Women’s Shelter and LaunchAbility, to being a long time active member of the development team for the Junior League of Dallas and new member of Cattle Baron’s. Diana currently works for Greenhill School, assisting them with their largest capital campaign endeavor to date. She also is very active within their Parents Association, previously chairing their annual fundraising gala and holding various board positions.

“The Family Place is honored to have such kind and generous co-chairs helping with the 2014 Partners Card. After raising a record-breaking $1,150,884 million in 2013, we are excitedly preparing for another successful Partners Card shopping extravaganza next year,” said Paige Flink, executive director of The Family Place.


Over the past 21 years, Partners Card has become the largest fundraiser for The Family Place and is one of the most popular shopping events in the Dallas Metroplex.  In 2013, Partners Card celebrated its 21st anniversary with more than 750 participating retailers and restaurants selling 14,600 cards and raising $1,150,884 for The Family Place.  In its history, the community has helped raise more than $14 million through the Partners Card program.  For more information, visit, contact the Partners Card Hotline at (214) 443-7754 or email

ABOUT THE FAMILY PLACE:                       

Since 1978, The Family Place has counseled more than 201,000 clients in residential and outreach programs.  In addition, the agency has provided life-saving shelter to more than 21,000 women and children and has answered more than 530,000 calls for help.  For more information, visit or call (214) 559-2170.