Texas Women’s Foundation held its 34th Annual Luncheon, presented by The Dallas Mavericks, on November 14, featuring a conversation with New York Times Bestselling author of More Than Enough and former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth. The conversation was moderated by Laysha Ward, Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer for Target. This year’s luncheon, co-chaired by Janiece Evans-Page of Fossil and Virginia Rose-Harris of Texas Health Resources, brought together 1,500 of our community’s most influential business and philanthropic leaders who gathered to support Texas Women’s Foundation’s mission to advance the lives of women, girls and their families in Texas. Also in attendance were 200 young girls from middle and high schools across the region who experienced the luncheon via livestream in an adjoining room, and had the opportunity to meet keynote speaker Elaine Welteroth. The luncheon raised $1.5 million to advance economic security and leadership opportunities for women and girls.
A special thank you to the following sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: The Dallas Mavericks
Speaker Sponsor: Target, with ongoing support from The Suzanne Ahn, M.D. Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation
Transformative Sponsors: Fossil Group; Texas Health Resources; Toyota
Investors: American Airlines; Barings; Capital One; Women and Men of Hunt Consolidated, Inc.; BB&T Wealth Advisors; Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt; Southwest Airlines; Texas Instruments; Thomson Reuters
Leaders: Bank of America; EY; Jones Day; Kimberly-Clark; NexBank
Media Sponsors: Dallas Business Journal; D CEO; My Sweet Charity
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 www.txwf.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram or donate now.