Sponsors, Donors, & Partners
Our Title Sponsor
Blount Fine Foods was on a Site Quest trip to McKinney looking for their distribution facility and heard about Empty Bowls. After deciding to have a warehouse center here they joined us. Now our Title Sponsor they are headquartered in Falls River, Ma. They join us for the event each year, can’t wait to see you in May.
Our Presenting Sponsor
Globe Life has been with us for many years, headquartered in McKinney, their support means the world to us. See you downtown!!
State Farm's Chad Watts
Our Collectors Club Sponsor
Chad and his family may be relatively new to McKinney, but his office and team at the corner of Louisiana and Virginia have been part of McKinney for years. Chad loves McKinney and joins us this year as the Collectors Club Sponsor.
First United Bank
Our Wear It Sponsor
With volunteers playing a critical role in the success of the event we dress them all in our signature Purple t-shirts, now a “collectors”' item we couldn’t do it without First United Bank’s support. You’ll see their logo on the sleeve of our shirts.
Our Bowl Room Sponsor
From humble beginnings with just a couple artists making bowls our event now takes up 3 conference rooms at IMPAC (McKinney Performing Arts Center)! Dev Sol sponsors one of the rooms, guests will want to visit all the rooms and make selections from over 1000 handmade artisan bowls. See you as you search for that perfect bowl!
Love Life Foundation
Bowl Room Sponsor
Supporting one another in the community, it is our pleasure to work with Love Life Foundation as they look to help all those in need. Founder Maylee Thomas and husband Mayor George Fuller are some of our Celebrity Bowl artists. Love Life will be sponsoring one of the bowl rooms. Look for their bowls in our Silent Auction.
Bowl Room Sponsor
Encore is not new to McKinney, but is new to us this year as our third Bowl Room Sponsor. We are so excited that you will be joining us!! We appreciate all you do for the city and being a new Sponsor.
Yard Sign Sponsor
McKinney is excited that HEB is coming to town and we are very excited to welcome them as our Yard Sign Sponsor. Their team has already committed to attending in person.Can’t wait for you to join us.
Richard and Diane Dill have been with us since the beginning. We appreciate your support and look forward to you welcoming our guests as this year’s event.
Legacy Planning Group
We appreciate the ongoing support of this returning sponsor
ProNail Roofing & Solar
New to Empty Bowls, we will be their charity of the month for April ! Thank you for the extra press !! We look forward to you enjoying this event with us.
We appreciate your ongoing support of this returning sponsor.
MCDC (McKinney Community Development Corporation)
We Thank the MCDC (McKinney Community Development Corporation) for their generous promotional funding grant
We are blessed with the support of private donors.
Joining the Silver Spoon Club this year
Craig and Sally Fowler
David & Paula Dorman
Our Pottery Studio partners are:
Jump Into Art
Glaze Ceramic Studio
Our In Kind sponsors work closely with us, donating time & talent to the event.
Thank you to:
D.A.M.N Good Bartenders
Loud and Clear MC
Simply Bee Decor
St.Peter's Episcopal Church
Mark Bishop, Photographer
For your Support
Empty Bowls is an annual community event featuring local artisans and restaurants that raises money and awareness to support non-profit organizations that address hunger in our community.