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31st Anniversary Luncheon Raises $1.26M: $31M of $50M Campaign Goal Reached

November 3, 2016  |  Leave a Comment

Dallas Women’s Foundation 31st Anniversary Luncheon Raises $1.26M
$31 M of $50M Campaign Goal Reached

DALLAS, Nov. 3, 2016 – Dallas Women’s Foundation celebrated its 31st Annual Luncheon, presented by U.S. Trust, on Oct. 21, by announcing that the organization is in the midst of a $50M, five-year, comprehensive fundraising campaign. The Foundation, the largest regional women’s fund in the world, drives research, grantmaking and advocacy to advance women and girls in North Texas and beyond. The luncheon, co-chaired by Joyce Goss and Selwyn Rayzor, raised $1.26M – bringing the campaign total to $31M to date. The 1,200 luncheon attendees heard from featured keynote speaker Candy Chang, and helped launch a community art project called “A Better World is…”

“In the spring of 2013, Dallas Women’s Foundation committed to take bold action to strengthen women’s economic security and women’s leadership in North Texas,” said Ellenore Knight Baker, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We knew that our unique focus and expertise on women and girls could be the catalyst for a greater impact. Under the insightful leadership of Roslyn Dawson Thompson, and with the collective support of all of our donors, we are proud to have raised $31M, including the $1.26M raised at the luncheon, towards our $50M goal. We believe that there has never been a more critical time to invest in and strengthen women and girls.”

The community art project – “A Better World Is…” – was inspired by the work of keynote speaker, artist and activist Candy Chang, who aims her art installations at engaging community participation that helps create bridges for understanding and healing. The project premiered at the annual luncheon, featuring responses from women and girls served by nearly 100 of Dallas Women’s Foundation’s grantee partners. These handwritten responses to the prompt “A Better World Is…” were thought-provoking, funny, and at times, heart-breaking. Attendees at the luncheon were challenged to participate as well, either in-person or at www.abetterworld.is. The art project was then installed at Southwest Center Mall, NorthPark Center and the StewPot through early November, enabling the broader community to participate.

The 31st Annual Luncheon, presented by U.S. Trust, was led by co-chairs Joyce Goss and Selwyn Rayzor with Honorary Chair Kaleta Doolin.

$100,000 +
U.S. Trust Company, Bank of America Private Wealth Mgmt; Kaleta A. Doolin

$50,000 – $100,000:
Jones Day, Suzanne Ahn, M.D. Speaker Endowment Fund at Dallas Women’s Foundation

$25,000 – $50,000:
Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt, The Men and Women of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., NorthPark Center, Texas Instruments, Inc.

$15,000: 400 Record, EY, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Pepsico, Selwyn Rayzor and Rich Moses

$7,500 – $10,000:
ACRE Capital LLC; AT&T, Inc.; Ellenore and Kirk Baker; Cecilia and Garrett Boone; Eugenia Elliott; FC Dallas (Dan Hunt) / Model Behaviors (Toni Muñoz-Hunt); Patricia W. Fagadau; FedEx Office; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Ashlee and Chris Kleinert; Paula and Ron Parker; PublicCity; Betty and Steve Suellentrop; Tabani Family Foundation; Texas Health Resources Foundation

$5,000:
AdvoCare; Lisa Allan; Bank of Texas; BB&T Wealth; Capital One Bank; Nancy Carlson; Carter Financial / Sue Spellman / Kathy Muldoon; Civitas Capital Group; Jill Cochran / Gowri Sharma; Serena Connelly; Lisa and Clay Cooley; Angela Crates / Mirjam S. Kirk; Roslyn Dawson Thompson and Rex Thompson; Dr Pepper Snapple Group; Douglas Elliott; Catie and Aaron Enrico; Amy L. Fikes; Sheila E. Gallagher / Kay M. Winzenried; Joyce S. Goss; Hart Group, Inc.; Helen LaKelly Hunt & The Sister Fund; Highland Park Village; HilltopSecurities Inc. / Plains; Capital Bank; The Horchow Family; Trish Houck and Lyssa Jenkens; Mankoff Family Foundation; Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation; Janie S. McGarr; Gwen McKinney; Service King Collision Repair; Sharyland Utilities, LP; Trinity Industries, Inc.

About Dallas Women’s Foundation
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 $32 million since inception and $4.4 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.

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