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Dallas Women’s Foundation has announced a date change for its 33rd Annual Luncheon, presented by Toyota. Originally scheduled on October 30th, the event will now take place on November 7th at the same location, Hilton Anatole Hotel. A sponsor reception begins at 10:15 a.m., and the luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The featured speaker is Ava DuVernay, writer, producer and director, whose work includes the award-winning Selma and 13th. She was the first African American female director to helm a $100 million budget feature film and children’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time. DuVernay will be interviewed by Michele Norris, former National Public Radio host and director of TheRaceCard project.

Community leaders Lael Brodsky and Tricia Miller are co-chairs of the luncheon. Honorary co-chairs are Ambassador Ron Kirk and Matrice Ellis-Kirk.

 

The Annual Luncheon is the Foundation’s principal fundraiser in support of its work to advance women’s economic security, leadership, childcare access and healthcare in North Texas and to drive positive social and economic change for women and girls through research, advocacy and grant-making. Founded in 1985, Dallas Women’s Foundation is the largest regional women’s fund in the world and has granted more than $37.6 million since its inception.

 

Dallas Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon sponsorships start at $5,000. Those interested should contact Ashley Lindsay at 214.525.5311, alindsay@dallaswomensfoundation.org  or visit www.dallaswomensfdn.org/luncheon.

 

Dallas Women’s Foundation is the largest regional women’s fund in the world. It is a trusted leader in advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls. The Foundation was built on the belief that when you invest in a woman, there is a ripple effect that benefits her family, her community and her world. Dallas Women’s Foundation has researched, funded and demonstrated the ripple effect since 1985 in North Texas, granting more than $37.6 million since inception and over $4.5 million annually to help create opportunities and solve issues for women and girls. With the support of its donors, the Foundation unlocks resources to improve education and quality of life, give voice to issues affecting women and girls, and cultivate women leaders for the future. For more information, visit www.DallasWomensFdn.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

 

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