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Cynt Marshall, Dallas Mavericks CEO

The Dallas Mavericks are the presenting sponsor for the 34th Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) Annual Luncheon, set for Nov. 14 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. A sponsor reception starts at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.

Luncheon co-chairs Janiece Evans-Page and Virginia Rose-Harris will welcome Elaine Welteroth as the keynote speaker. Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, The New York Times bestselling author, judge on Project Runway and former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. She just released a book, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say).

The Dallas Mavericks signed on as the luncheon’s presenting sponsor, citing shared values with Texas Women’s Foundation. The team is dedicated to using its unique platform to build a stronger community by empowering youth, women and families through financial support, advocacy and service.

“We are thrilled to have the Dallas Mavericks as our presenting sponsor,” said Roslyn Dawson Thompson, the foundation’s president and chief executive officer. “The leadership line-up for this luncheon is extraordinary – from the significant example the Mavs are setting as a leader with Cynt Marshall at the helm, to the dedication of our awesome co-chairs, Janiece Evans-Page and Virginia Rose-Harris, to the powerful story of Elaine Welteroth. This is definitely a slam dunk partnership!”

Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, said, “The Dallas Mavericks could not be prouder to support Texas Women’s Foundation. The values of our organization strongly align with those of Texas Women’s Foundation, and this partnership is an exciting opportunity to continue to show the Mavs commitment to women, and to make a difference in the Texas community.”

The Annual Luncheon is the Foundation’s principal fundraiser in support of its work to advance women’s economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through research, advocacy, grants and programs. The speaker appearance is sponsored by Target.

Texas Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon table sponsorships begin at $3,500, and individual tickets begin at $350. Those interested should contact Ashley Lindsay at 214.525.5311, email her at or visit for more information.

About the Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are a first class global sports and entertainment organization providing memorable experiences for fans worldwide.  The Mavs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Western Conference and play at American Airlines Center under the direction of Coach Rick Carlisle, General Manager Donnie Nelson and Owner Mark Cuban. Since the inaugural season in 1980-81, the Mavs have won three division titles, two conference championships and one NBA championship in 2011. In addition to on-court success, the Mavs are committed to making a difference in North Texas through community programs and the Mavs Foundation.  For more information on Dallas Mavericks players, staff, stats and tickets, visit

About Texas Women’s Foundation

Texas Women’s Foundation (formerly Dallas Women’s Foundation) is Transforming Texas for Women and Girls, empowering them to build stronger, more equitable communities. Since 1985, the Foundation has been a trusted leader in advancing social and economic change for women and girls in Texas.  One of the world’s largest women’s foundations with more than $36 million in assets, the Foundation raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. These resources support more than $6.3 million in investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through groundbreaking research, advocacy, grants and programs. The Foundation’s statewide research on issues affecting women and girls provides decision-makers and lawmakers with critical data to inform policies, practices and programs in the state. Its grantmaking and innovative programs support solutions that help Texas women and girls thrive. In addition, Texas Women’s Foundation is an acknowledged leader and advocate in the gender lens investing movement and has deployed 100% of its assets – endowments, operating investments and donor-advised funds – in a gendered impact portfolio that yields strong financial returns and measurable social benefits to women and girls. For more information, visit, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram or donate now.


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