Via: Dallas Morning News
By: Holly Haber
The Dallas Women’s Foundation is well on its way to raising $50 million in the Unlocking Leadership Campaign it launched in 2013.
The organization has tallied $35 million so far to boost women’s economic security and leadership plus endow the organization.
Co-chairs Ashlee and Christopher Kleinert, Paula and Ron Parker and Trea and Richard Yip are leading the drive with support from campaign Cabinet members Ellenore Knight Baker, Kalita Beck Blessing, Julie S. England, Hilda C. Galvan, Caren K. Lock, Janie Strauss McGarr, Maribess Lehmann Miller, Retta A. Miller and Janice V. Sharry.
Benefactors giving at least $100,000 include Ellenore and Kirk Baker, Lucy and Henry Billingsley, Cecilia and Garrett Boone, Kalita and Ed Blessing, Erin and Bob Botsford, Jill and Jim Cochran, Serena and Tom Connelly, Ka and L.L. Cotter, Peggy Simmons Dear, Kaleta A. Doolin and Alan Govenar, Lauren Embrey, Julie and Bob England, Beverly Goulet, Trish Houck and Lyssa Jenkens, Heather L. Hunt, Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt, Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, Anne Knight, Ann E. and Fred Margolin, Janie and Cappy McGarr, Maribess and Jerry Miller, Retta Miller, Toni Muñoz-Hunt and Dan Hunt, Diane S. Paddison, Paula and Ron Parker, Betty S. Regard, Lisa and Matt Rose, Janice and Michael Sharry, Lisa K. Simmons, Sue and Paul Spellman, Betty and Stephen Suellentrop, Roslyn Dawson Thompson and Rex W. Thompson, Patricia A. Vaughan and Barbara S. Turner, Martha and Max Wells, Donna M. Wilhelm, Shawna D. Wilson and Trea and Richard Yip.
Proceeds from the organization’s Annual Luncheon Oct. 20 will buttress the campaign. It will feature speaker Dr. Hope Jahren, a  geobiologist who was one of Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People in 2016.
Jahren’s best-selling memoir, Lab Girl, was praised for its discussion of the discrimination faced by women in science and technology.
A. Shonn Brown and Lisa Singleton are co-chairs of the luncheon, which is set for the Hilton Anatole.
To buy luncheon tickets, which start at $500, visit or call 214-525-5318.