FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Neiman Marcus 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala to Benefit Dallas Center for
the Performing Arts
Celebration Gala to take place on October 12, 2007
DALLAS (May 24, 2007) – In celebration of its 100 years, Neiman Marcus will present
an extraordinary 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala on October 12, 2007 in its
downtown Dallas flagship store. Continuing a long tradition of supporting the cultural
arts, Neiman Marcus will contribute all proceeds from the gala to the Dallas Center for
the Performing Arts, a new multi-venue performing arts center opening in 2009 in the
Dallas Arts District.
"For a century, Neiman Marcus has set the standard for merchandising and service
excellence,” said Karen Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Neiman Marcus
Stores. “We are equally proud of our role in the Dallas community and our commitment
to the arts in Dallas. The gala is both a tribute to our past, but also a celebration of the
future – a future so beautifully symbolized by the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.”
The 100th Anniversary Celebration will kick-off with a reception honoring the Gala Host
Committee on May 24 at the home of Jennifer and John Eagle. The Host Committee,
chaired by Jeanne Marie Clossey, is made up of 60 couples, including Linda and William
Custard, Rachael and Bob Dedman, Heidi and Bill Dillon, Fanchon and Howard Hallam,
Ann and Lee Hobson, Gene and Jerry Jones, Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr., Deedie and Rusty
Rose, Myrna and Robert Schlegel, Peggy and Carl Sewell, Rita and Burt Tansky, Lisa
and Kenny Troutt, and Dee and Charles Wyly.
“Neiman Marcus helped establish Dallas as a fashion destination. Likewise, the Dallas
Center for the Performing Arts will complete the 25-year dream of the Dallas Arts
District and make Dallas a destination for the visual and performing arts,” said Jeanne
Marie Clossey, chair of the 100th Anniversary Host Committee and member of the Dallas
Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors. “We are honored to be the beneficiary
of the 100th Anniversary Celebration and look forward to continuing our partnership with
The Neiman Marcus 100th Anniversary Gala on Friday evening, October 12 will be a
black-tie celebration of a century. The gala will take place in the downtown Dallas store,
amid the exhibits and special features that will be part of the three-week Anniversary
celebration. The proceeds raised from all ticket sales for the gala will benefit the Dallas
Center for the Performing Arts.
About Neiman Marcus:
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment
and the Direct Marketing segment. The Specialty Retail Stores segment consists
primarily of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores. The Direct Marketing
segment conducts both print catalog and online operations under the Neiman Marcus,
Horchow and Bergdorf Goodman brand names. Information about the Company can be
accessed at www.neimanmarcusgroup.com.
About the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts:
The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, a new multi-venue Center for music, opera,
theatre and dance will open in 2009, completing the 25-year dream of the Dallas Arts
District. The most significant performing arts complex to be built since Lincoln Center
in New York, the Center will provide multi-state-of-the-art facilities woven together by
an urban park covering more than ten acres to create a dynamic cultural destination that is
unparalleled in the world. The Center will feature the following:
• The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, designed in a modern horseshoe
configuration, will seat 2,200.
• The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre will serve as a gateway to the Dallas Arts
District from the downtown Dallas business center and will seat 600.
• The completely new Annette Strauss Artist Square will be the Center’s outdoor
• The City Performance Hall will provide main stage production space for many of
Dallas’ smaller performing arts organizations.
• The Performance Park, one of the region’s most dramatic new civic spaces, will
unify the venues within a lush urban oasis and will create a dynamic cultural
destination in downtown Dallas.
• An underground parking structure will accommodate 600 vehicles.
Gabrielle de Papp, Vice President
Neiman Marcus Corporate Public Relations
Maria May, Manager of Media Relations
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts