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  • Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation Distributes $202,000 in Grants October 21, 2020 DALLAS, October 21, 2020 – Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation held a virtual Grantee Celebration on October 16 featuring its members, its grantees and a special dance performance. The Giving Circle celebrated its sixth year by distributing $202,000 in grants to 13 nonprofit organizations that serve the North Texas Asian community. Orchid Giving… Read More
  • JUST IN: Texas Women’s Foundation’s Virtual 35th Annual Luncheon Nets A For-Real $800,000 October 15, 2020 Via: My Sweet Charity By: Jeanne Prejean The naysayers may pooh-pooh virtual events during these times, but the Texas Women’s Foundation has the moolah to prove otherwise. Thanks to their virtual 35th Annual Luncheon presented by Toyota on Tuesday September 29, they were able to net … not just raise, but net … $800,000 for… Read More
  • 5 Takeaways from Texas Women’s Foundation 35th Annual Luncheon with America Ferrera October 8, 2020 Via: Local Profile By: Alexandra Cronin Texas Women’s Foundation is a leading driver of meaningful social and economic change for women, girls, and families in Texas. Over the past 34 years, they have awarded $46.6 million in grants. The foundation is one of the largest women’s funds in the world, and on Tuesday, they hosted… Read More
  • Actress America Ferrera speaks at Texas Women Foundation’s 35th annual luncheon October 8, 2020 Via: The Advocate Magazine By: Marissa Alvarado Award-winning actress, director and producer America Ferrera spoke with members of Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) at their annual luncheon. The conversation was moderated by Laysha Ward, Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer for Target. As the principal fundraiser for TXWF, the luncheon raised more than $926,000.… Read More
  • Could Empowering Girls Transform the World? September 22, 2020 Via: KCET By: Elizabeth Aquino Around the globe, the transformational power of supporting women and girls is becoming more prevalent in our societies. According to research, educating girls at least up to age 14 leads to later marriages, smaller families and higher incomes that are then reinvested into the health and education of those families… Read More
  • Non Profits Confront COVID 19: Will They Survive? September 14, 2020 Via: McCuistion TV - KERA Roslyn Dawson Thompson and Froswa Booker-Drew are interviewed on The McCuistion Show. Click image below to watch. Read More
  • From housing to education, here are the economic issues impacting Texas women (Infographic) September 9, 2020 Via: Dallas Business Journal By: Taylor Tompkins The average Texas woman may not be who you think she is. The Texas Women’s Foundation, in conjunction with research for Every Texan, set out to define who the average Texas woman is and get a picture of her financial life. Their study found that 14 million women… Read More
  • All Things Are Not Equal,’ But America Ferrera Wants to Change That August 27, 2020 Via: Park Cities People What does America look like? “Latina, short, chubby, not the picture of perfection” – that’s how the actress known for her title role in Ugly Betty described herself in a 2018 cover story on net-a-porter.com. “I am who I am,” America Ferrera told the online fashion retailer. “I don’t fit in… Read More
  • Texas Women’s Foundation Adds New Board Members And Hilda Galvan Is Named Chair-Elect August 26, 2020 Via: My Sweet Charity By: Jeanne Prejean Texas Women’s Foundation has added eight new board members and a new chair-elect of the executive committee. The new members include: Avery Belyeu, Regional Director, South Central Region Lambda Legal Darcy Cowell, Principal, EY Sakina Foster, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP Melissa Orth, President and CEO, The Legacy… Read More
  • Pandemic Parenting – COVID and the Gender Gap August 7, 2020 Via: DFWChild Podcast By: Brittany Mcelroy Parents everywhere are trying to take care of their kids while working from home, and those are the lucky ones.  For moms and dads who need to work outside the home, the childcare issues are even more dire. Several studies show the effects of this are... Click here to… Read More

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