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Texas Women's Foundation/Tory Burch Candice Hill, Charmaine Tang, Tiffany Dufu, Karen Hughes White, Connie Babikian

On May 17, Tiffany Dufu, president of the Tory Burch Foundation, Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) board members and more than 100 supporters gathered at the Highland Park Village store to welcome the new TXWF President and CEO, Karen Hughes White. White started her position on April 29. Guests enjoyed breakfast, visited with each other and shopped as 20 percent of the proceeds benefited TXWF.

Dufu, who had previously spoken at Texas Women’s Foundation’s #BESTSELF conference to middle and high school girls in 2018, gave a welcome and thanked those in attendance for making strides to lift up women and girls in Texas.

White added, “I’m honored to be named the next leader of Texas Women’s Foundation that has been helping women, girls and families for nearly 40 years. A special thank you to Tory Burch and its foundation for hosting us. Thank you to all of you for your leadership in helping us achieve our mission of making Texas equitable for all.”

Some of the notable guests:

  •       Tiffany Dufu, President, Tory Burch Foundation
  •       Karen Hughes White, President and CEO, Texas Women’s Foundation
  •       Candice Hill, Host, TXWF Board Member
  •       Connie Kleinert Babikian, Host, TXWF Board Member
  •       Charmaine Tang, Host, TXWF Board Member
  •       Nakita Johnson, First Lady of Dallas, NorthFace
  •       Jennifer Sampson, CEO, United Way Dallas
  •       Ashlee Kleinert, Founder, Ruthie’s Fueled by Good
  •       Kate Rose Marquez, CEO Ascend Dallas
  •       Tracey Kozmetsky, Tory Burch Foundation Board Member
  •       Isabelle Adams, Founder and CEO, Paper for Water
  •       Felecia Burns, Austin Street Shelter
  •       Michelle Thomas, JP Morgan Chase
  •       Jane McGarry, Anchor, WFAA-TV Good Morning Texas

About Texas Women’s Foundation:

As Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) nears its 40th year, it is clear that now more than ever is the time to elevate Texas women. By working with women, families and communities, they are building a stronger, more equitable Texas. TXWF raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. These resources support more than $7.1 million in investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through timely research, advocacy, grants and strategic initiatives. Since inception in 1985, TXWF has invested $78.9 million in women and girls. Their 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 advocacy, grantmaking and leadership initiatives 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 percent of its invested assets – endowments, operating investments and donor-advised funds – in a gendered impact portfolio that yields strong financial returns and social benefits to women and girls. For more information, visit, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram or donate now

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