M2G Ventures requests the honor of your presence at the

2nd Annual Donor Soiree


Thursday, October 28, 2021
At 6:00 in the Evening
[cocktail attire]


The Ostreum
108 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76104


Our team is closely monitoring the current COVID-19 pandemic and will ensure that the appropriate safety measures are implemented. The safety of our guests is our top priority.

Donor Soiree

Investment Opportunities

TABLE HOST: $10,000

  • Admission for 10
  • Reserved VIP table for guests
  • Recognition in event program, social media and on event webpage
  • Contribute funds at this level through any combination of personal, corporate, or group (table-level) donations


  • Admission for 6
  • Preferred reserved table seating for guests
  • Fund Community Education & Outreach for Years 2 & 3
  • Recognition in event program and on event webpage

PIONEER: $3,000

  • Admission for 4
  • Preferred reserved table seating for guests
  • Fund Professional Education & Training for all 3 years
  • Recognition in event program and on event webpage

EXPLORER: $1,500

  • Admission for 2
  • Recognition in event program and on event webpage


  • Customized branded opportunities at the event
  • Stage mention
  • Recognition in event program and event webpage



-Empire Texas Equities


-Marc Gunderson

Table Host

-Simmons Bank
-Pennybacker Capital, LLC
-The Miles Foundation
-United Way of Tarrant County
-Kelly Hart


-Brogdon Foundation
-Baker Firm/Fidelity National Title
-Stream Realty Partners
-R&S Miller Family LP
-John & Lauren-Ashton Moncrief
-Paslay Management Group, LP


-Tom & Ellen Harris
-Tommy M. Pigg
-L Marketing Collective


-Troy & Julie Moncrief
-Crates + Kelly/Compass Real Estate
-The Ashton Agency
-Jeff & Katie Murray
-Ciera Bank
-Blue Plate Network

In-Kind Sponsors

-Chef Marcus Paslay: Dinner
-Blackland Distillery: Cocktails
-Effectus Group: Wine
-The Ostreum: Venue
-Cockrell Enovation: Printing

M2G strategically partnered with local artists to produce exceptional artwork with a personal touch rooted in changing the way we talk about mental health.

We believe art can speak for us when words are not adequate. Each artist created a unique work of art that is reflective of their interpretation of the mental health journey. The program culminates in an evening of discussion, hope and inspiration where the art is auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the mission and work of UT Southwestern’s Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care. The M2G Ventures Mental Health Initiative Donor Soiree is the intersection of art and science.

“Woman on the Verge” by Katie Murray

50″x40″ Oil, Spray Paint, Latex on Cradles Wood Panel

“Wildlife” by Laura Mayberry

50″x40″ Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Graphite on Canvas

“The Tower of Power of Support” by Barry King

30″x15″ Ebony Pencil on Strathmore Cold Press Illustration Board

“Pauline” by Angelia Ford

22″x30″ Graphite in Rives BFK

“Sometimes I am Not OK” by Kim Brewer

36″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas

“Buzzed” by Elizabeth Hill

40″x30″ Acrylic, Oil, Interior Paint, Graphite on Canvas

The vision is a future free from the burden of depression

Invest in the Future of Mental Health

Where we are today

The work Dr. Trivedi and his team of researchers are doing is changing the ways mental illness is diagnosed and treated, now and in the future. As evidenced by the findings from our first year, we can see the impact the CDRC is making in our community. If you missed our Annual Report, you can find it linked here. So far we have raised $300,000 that has allowed us to establish the Fort Worth-based CDRC clinical site at the Moncrief Cancer Institute and expand the implementation of the Texas Resilience Against Depression (T-RAD) study, which aims to identify biomarkers of depression and resilience. To date, the CDRC has enrolled 80 T-RAD research participants through its Fort Worth site. Now that many COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, in-person visits have largely resumed and the research team continues to recruit new participants.

Looking Ahead

We are striving to raise the remaining $700,000 by 2023 to fulfill our pledge to fund the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care in Tarrant County and the T-RAD study. The isolation and challenges that COVID-19 has brought on all of us and certainly those who were already dealing with depression and mental illness further solidifies the need for the work that the CDRC is doing. We are steadfastly dedicated to supporting the CDRC and Dr. Trivedi’s ground-breaking research in Tarrant County and beyond.

October 28, 2021

Donor Soiree