DAYL Bolton Ball Benefiting the DAYL Foundation

Saturday, October 19, 2024
7:00pm – Midnight
On the Levee

The DAYL Bolton Ball is the premiere charity ball event organized by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (“DAYL”) Bolton Ball Committee and benefits the DAYL Foundation, a chartered 501(c)(3) organization. The DAYL Bolton Ball welcomes all professionals to attend this black-tie optional gala for a night of philanthropy, dancing, a live and silent auction, and other activities.

Since being named the beneficiary of the DAYL Bolton Ball, the DAYL Foundation has been able to give out a record amount of grants, both numerically and monetarily. Through its grants program, the DAYL Foundation provides funding for law-related matters to local non-profit organizations. It also provides scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a passion for community service.


Sponsorships will be open soon! The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the DAYL Foundation and its beneficiaries thank you for your consideration. Individual and corporate donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. .


Tickets for the 2024 DAYL Bolton Ball will be available this summer!

Silent and Live Auction

A huge part of the Bolton Ball are the silent and live auctions during the gala. Items are tailored to fit the interest of all professionals, and feature hotel and trip packages, retail items, sports and entertainment tickets, fitness vouchers, and dining packages. Donations of auction items are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. To donate an item, e-mail the Auction Chairs.

Contact the Bolton Ball Committee

Event Chair: Jessica Riley
Event Planning Chair: Taylor Hennington
Sponsorship Chair: Gracen Daniel
Auction Chairs: Makenzie Craft and Morgan Craft
Marketing Chair: Ashley Miller
DAYL Executive Director: Cherie Harris

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 and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana, the youngest of a large family. After high school, Alex attended Baylor University and 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 DAYL involvement in 2013 as a co-chair of the DAYL Law Student Assistance Committee. That same year, Alex was selected to be a member of the DAYL Leadership Class and was part of the group that founded the DAYL Charity Ball. Alex was elected by his peers to serve on the 2015 and 2016 DAYL Board of Directors and served as DAYL Secretary in 2017.  He also served as the DAYL Bolton Ball Chair in 2016 and 2017. Shortly after he was elected to serve as the 2018 DAYL Treasurer, he lost his life in an automobile accident. The DAYL Charity Ball Committee set out to find a way to honor Alex’s legacy and service to last a lifetime, and at the 2018 DAYL Charity Ball, it was announced that from that day forward, the DAYL Charity Ball would be known as the DAYL Bolton Ball.