On September 14, Dallas Women’s Foundation held a patron party to thank its generous sponsors who have contributed to the 32nd Annual Luncheon set for October 20 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Dr. Hope Jahren, award-winning scientist, best-selling author of Lab Girl, advocate for female equality in STEM and one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Influential People, will be the keynote speaker.
Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Foundation president & CEO, said, “Dr. Jahren is an internationally recognized scientist whose compelling story inspires young women and girls to meet and overcome the challenges of pursuing careers in the STEM fields. We are thrilled to announce that her speech at the luncheon will be livestreamed to 20 schools across the region and state, thanks to the generous support of Lyda Hill.” She also personally thanked Ellenore Knight Baker for her service as the 2015-2017 board chair and Caren K. Lock as the new 2017-2018 board chair.
A. Shonn Brown, luncheon co-chair, said, “About 20 years ago, a Dallas Women’s Foundation board member invited me to the luncheon where I learned about the tremendous work that the Foundation does. So, I am extremely honored to co-chair this luncheon with Lisa Singleton to help continue that work.” She then thanked all the sponsors to date:
Platinum Sponsor: U. S. Trust; Livestream Sponsor: Lyda Hill; Speaker Sponsors: Suzanne Ahn, M.D. Speaker Endowment Fund, Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt; Crystal Sponsors: American Airlines, The Men and Women of Hunt Consolidated, Texas Instruments, Young Women’s Preparatory Network; Diamond Sponsors: EY, Freeman, Jones Day, Kimberly Clark Corporation, PepsiCo; Media Sponsors: Dallas Business Journal, DCEO, My Sweet Charity; Emerald Sponsors: AT&T, Ellenore and Kirk Baker/Carter Financial Management, Lucy and Henry Billingsley, Cecilia and Garrett Boone, Chatham Hill Investment Partnership, FC Dallas/Model Behaviors - Toni Muñoz-Hunt and Dan Hunt, Ashlee & Chris Kleinert, Paula & Ron Parker, Service King Collision Repair, Betty & Steve Suellentrop, Toyota; School Partners: Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, Episcopal School of Dallas, Greenhill School, The Hockaday School, KIPP Dallas – Fort Worth, The Parish Episcopal School, Texas Woman’s University, The University of Texas at Dallas, Young Women’s Preparatory Network.
Lisa Singleton, luncheon co-chair, said, “As a Foundation board member for many years, I’ve seen the positive impact that the grants have on women and girls in the community through its ripple effect, and this luncheon is important to us raising these funds. That said, we’re on track to set record fundraising goals with the luncheon, and we can’t wait to share those with you on October 20.”
The Annual Luncheon is the Foundation’s principal fundraiser in support of its work to advance women’s economic security and leadership in North Texas and to drive positive social and economic change for women and girls through research, advocacy and grant-making. Dallas Women’s Foundation, founded in 1985, is the largest regional women’s fund in the world and has granted more than $37.6 million since its inception.
Luncheon sponsorships are still available, ranging from $3,500 to $50,000; individual tickets are available at $500 to $1,000. Sponsorships are available at www.DallasWomensFdn.org/luncheon or by calling (214) 525-5311.
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 more than $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.