Click for our latest updates on COVID-19

Main Content

2022 Spark: Dallas Fundraiser

Event Information

A Tasteful Place
At the Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road

Dallas, TX 75218

6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.


Please join us for Spark, an opportunity to connect and engage deeply with the work of Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado.

Craig offers state-of-the-art, unparalleled neurorehabilitation for people who have sustained a life-altering spinal cord and/or brain injury. Recognized as a Best Hospital for Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report since 1990, Craig is one of the most decorated rehabilitation hospitals in the world. Because of its specialty and reputation for excellence, Craig draws patients from across the country. In the last five years, nearly 150 Texans have chosen to travel to Colorado to complete their rehabilitation at Craig.

Craig’s donor-funded programming provides patients with the structure they need to achieve their highest level of independence and life quality.

None of this is possible without the support of generous people like you. Spark will be an inspiring evening that will ignite new research ideas, fuel innovation for programs that serve Craig patients, and illuminate independence by providing critical assistance for equipment needs, home modifications, and much more.

Live Auction Package
The Lodge at Kukui'ula

Experience Kukui'ula on the South Shore of Kaua'i, a place for discerning families who seek to balance luxury with the laid-back lifestyle and awe-inspiring beauty of Hawaii! Enjoy breathtaking settings surrounded by an abundance of resort amenities and unforgettable outdoor adventures. Time at Kukui'ula offers moments to unwind, rejuvenate and explore.

Included in the package:
- A 5-night stay in the brand new three-bedroom bungalow. This beautiful vacation home is situated on the first hole of the golf course, looking at the ocean. It sleeps six plus a couch.

- Access to resort amenities include The Clubhouse, The Hi'ilani Spa, The Farm, and The Huaka'i Outfitters island adventure program (access to amenities only; fees not included).

Generously donated by Mike and Michaela Sanders

Restrictions: Dates to be mutually agreed upon with stay no later than 8/27/2023; airfare not included; amenity fees not included; blackout dates include some holidays. Mike and Michaela Sanders will work directly with the winner to set dates.

About Event Hosts Leann and Kyle Pearson

The Pearsons are philanthropists and active members of the Dallas community.

In 2013, Kyle sustained a T10-11 incomplete spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis when he hit a patch of ice while on a ski vacation. After researching the best spinal cord injury facilities, and on the advice of his doctors, Leann and Kyle chose Craig Hospital for Kyle’s post-acute rehabilitation.

With the strength and function he regained and the adaptive skills he learned, Kyle was able to return to his work. He is the co-founder of Pearson Adair & Co. where he provides consulting and advisory services to the energy industry. Leann is “the center of Kyle’s universe,” and is instrumental in his success.

The couple has three grown children and two grandchildren.


Opportunities for Spark: Dallas are available! To get the conversation started, contact Caroline Craven, Director of Sponsorship & Engagement at 303-789-8578 or


Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Special Thanks