When Flight YPO members Megan Bennett and Dave Cappel created the gift registry for their upcoming August wedding, one thing was clear—they didn’t need many household objects to kick-off life as newlyweds. Rather than asking loved ones to chip in to a honeymoon fund, the philanthropic couple decided to keep only the essentials on their registry, instead encouraging their guests to make a donation to Vogel Alcove.
“For Dave and I, this is probably one of the few times in our lives that we will have such a large group of close friends and family together for a single occasion,” Megan said. “We thought, ‘Why not take advantage of the situation and advocate for a great organization while we have everyone’s attention?’ With such a large group, even the smallest of donations have the potential to make a huge impact on the lives of children. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate a lifetime commitment!”
Megan and Dave moved to Dallas last year and learned about Vogel Alcove through Megan’s job as a Case Manager at the Housing Crisis Center. They were immediately drawn to the nonprofit’s mission and got involved with Flight shortly thereafter.
“From hearing my participants’ stories, I learned first-hand how valuable these services are to families, and I have seen how grateful parents are to have their children placed at Vogel,” Megan said. “Once Dave and I attended our first Flight YPO happy hour, we were hooked!”
Between their guests’ contributions and the couple’s own donation in lieu of party favors, Megan and Dave are hoping their wedding can provide Vogel Alcove with $3,000—enough to cover three months of care for a child in need.
“With Vogel Alcove, Dave and I have no doubt that the money raised will go towards a wonderful cause,” Megan said. “We love that Vogel not only serves the often-overlooked population of homeless children, but also that these children are provided with the highest standard of care.