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L- R Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas’s Vice President of Membership Monica Urbaniak, veteran member and retired FDIC executive Ann Worthy, and Brittany Huber, the newest member initiated into the club Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Worthy is Huber's sponsor. The club is "a builder of women," made up of executive women who volunteer together to make the Dallas community better - and this year two men have also joined.


Brittany Huber, Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the UT – Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has joined the Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas Club. Her initiation occurred during the club’s business meeting on September 1, 2015 at the City Club on the 69th floor atop the Bank of America building on Main street downtown.

The award-winning community service club has nearly 80 members, including attorneys, CPAs, Business owners and a few judges. The focus of the club is improving the downtown Dallas community through volunteer service.  The club’s emphasis is on improving literacy and helping women and children in crisis. 

Huber is a graduate of Leadership Plano, where she was chair of a class project, and is a Habitat 4 Paws fund raising volunteer and former board member.

Ongoing service projects for the Altrusa club include: Attitudes and Attire, where members volunteer most Saturday mornings to assist clients to pick out work attire (for more information about Attitudes and Attire contact Cristal at:; Meals on Wheels; and Story Line through the Community Partners website at

Last month, on August 22, 14 Altrusans and a member’s son participated in Shared Housing's “School is Cool.” This was the second year in a row the club members volunteered in the event, and members agreed it was even more fun this year as they played new and exciting educational games and created crafts with Shared Housing's families and children (with great prizes) that got them excited about returning to school.

Also in August, on the 8th, six Altrusans were present to coach the senior girls at DISD’s Irma Rangel Leadership School for Girls about how to conduct themselves in college and job interviews. The afternoon of interviews was coordinated by the first male Altrusan in the downtown club, John McCall Jr., who was initiated in the spring. About 40 students learned how to answer typical interview questions of college recruiters and employers. This is the third year the Altrusa the club has worked at the school. The past two years, the club has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduates headed to college in the name of their former Altrusa club president, Reagan Lorenzen, who passed away in 2013.

To learn more about the club see its website: or contact club president, Niki Payne at or Vice President of Membership,  Monica Urbaniak at

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