Dream Builders Luncheon


“…bringing the dream of homeownership to life”

2023 Dream Builder Team

Sponsor Chair: Jay Bray

Chairman & CEO at Mr. Cooper Group

Jay Bray serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mr. Cooper Group. Jay has also served in various leadership roles at Nationstar since joining the company in 2000.

Jay has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage servicing and originations industry. From 1988 to 1994, he worked with Arthur Andersen in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as an audit manager from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 2000, Jay held a variety of leadership roles at Bank of America and predecessor entities, where he managed the asset backed securitization process for mortgage-related products, developed and implemented a secondary execution strategy and profitability plan and managed investment banking relationships, secondary marketing operations and investor relations. Additionally, Jay led the portfolio acquisition, pricing and modeling group at Bank of America.

He holds a B.A.A. in Accounting from Auburn University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.

Event Speaker: Daryl Johnston

Former Dallas Cowboy & NFL Game Analyst

After earning the respect and admiration of his teammates for his contribution to the Dallas offense, Daryl “Moose” Johnston received national recognition for his play in 1993, becoming the first fullback selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team. It was not for his ability to carry the ball that Johnston earned this or All-Pro honors from Sports Illustrated, but instead for his powerful blocking and the fact he finished third on the team with 50 catches.

During his career with the Dallas Cowboys as the lead blocker, he helped guide Emmitt Smith to numerous NFL rushing titles. In the 1995 season, Daryl posted back to back 100- yard seasons for the first time in his career and was instrumental once again in helping the Dallas Cowboys claim their third Super Bowl victory in four years.

An All-American and All-East pick at Syracuse in 1988, Johnston rushed for 1,830 yards and caught 46 passes during his collegiate career. An athlete and scholar, he graduated first in his high school class of 290 students with a 4.0 GPA and received his B.A. in Economics from Syracuse.

Daryl was the recipient of the 1992 Ed Block Courage Award, given to the player who demonstrated unusual courage in dealing with injuries and was nominated by his teammates for the NFLPA’s most prestigious award, the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, given to the NFL Player who displays public service to team, community and country.

Since retiring from the Dallas Cowboys after the 1999 season, Daryl has moved into the broadcast booth as a color analyst first with CBS and now Fox Sports for NFL football games. Additionally, Johnston is the only NFL announcer on a national network.

Event Emcee: Lady Jade

Host, Speaker, Influencer & Media Personality

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Jade began working professionally at an extremely early age as a model and actress, continuing in the entertainment industry in college as an intern and then an on-air weekend personality.

Lady Jade is known as one of the most community-involved radio personalities on a nationally syndicated morning radio show, and she also created her own Podcast The Dash. As a philanthropist, she founded the non-profit organization Project 16.

Congratulations to Highland Park United Methodist Church for receiving the Rex Spivey Award!

Dream Builder Overview

Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive and decent housing has become particularly important during these difficult and unique times.
At Dallas Habitat, families partner to build or improve a place they can call home. Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity provides a hand-up to families in need of decent, affordable housing. Our programs are designed to empower people to build better lives for themselves and their families. The benefits of owning an affordable home are far-reaching – improving financial stability, education and employment opportunities, and beyond.

Our work improves the health, safety, and accessibility of homes, and allows homeowners a pathway to generational improvement. This year, we are thrilled to present our signature event, the Dream Builders Luncheon in person! We will celebrate this community, highlight the work of Dallas Habitat, and showcase the success of our partner families. The luncheon’s ultimate goal is to raise $450,000 to assist Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity as we build housing stability, health stability, and human stability.

Why participate? Your sponsorship and individual support ensures that Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity continues to fund this mission to provide safe, decent affordable housing and financial education for hundreds of families. Historically, the luncheon draws significant numbers of business, civic, community, and philanthropic leaders from our region, providing a meaningful opportunity to put your brand in front of a robust and engaged crowd. This is a mutually beneficial partnership with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and we are excited to welcome you to be a part of this momentous event.

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We are dedicated to creating mutually beneficial experiences. Because of our current global health and economic climate, Habitat can be flexible in creating the best sponsorship opportunities for your organization.


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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Dream Builder



Mortgage Connect

TD Bank


DW Distribution, Inc.

MapleMark Bank

Tolleson Wealth Management



Optimal Blue

P. E. Pennington 

Onslow Bay Financial

Wells Fargo

Albertelli Law

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC


Pioneer Natural Resources

Marinosci Law Group

At Home

Federal Home Loan Bank

Patti & David Fisk

Goldman Sachs


Ryan, LLC

Sunflower Bank