The Yellow Rose Gala Foundation was first established by founders Dee and Jimmy Wynne in April 1986, shortly after Dee’s diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. From 1986-2001 the gala became one of the most prominent social events in Dallas, netting over $5 million for MS research. Wynne’s disease eventually prevented her from continuing with the gala but it didn’t impede the imprint she made. That final fundraiser, in 2001, was one for the record books. It netted over $2 million, with performances by The Eagles, Stevie Nicks and Trisha Yearwood.
Following Dee Wynne’s passing in 2014 and in honor of her memory, the Gala has since been reestablished by her children, Todd Wynne and Fallon Wynne Way with the help of young active community leaders and past Yellow Rose supporters. The Yellow Rose Gala Foundation is an active 501 (c)(3) that has the drive and vision to forever rid the world of MS. Through this initiative the Yellow Rose Gala Foundation is partnering with the National MS Society where 100% of the net proceeds raised will go directly to Progressive MS research.