Dallas Women’s Foundation’s XIX Society Creates Network of Local Advocates and Friends Supporting Women and Girls

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Dallas Women's Foundation's new XIX Society establishes a network of advocates and friends who will be voices of change for women and girls by raising awareness and funds through their individual circles of influence.

Inspired by the 19 founders of Dallas Women’s Foundation 30 years ago, the new XIX Society establishes a network of advocates and friends who will be voices of change for women and girls by raising awareness and funds through their individual circles of influence. Members who contribute annually at one of the XIX Society levels become partners with Dallas Women’s Foundation to unleash the power of the ripple effect, creating systemic change that benefits women, their families and the North Texas region.

“Now, in our 30th year, we are excited to launch the XIX Society, and give the community greater opportunities to join with us to bring change to our region,” said Roslyn Dawson Thompson, president and CEO of Dallas Women’s Foundation. “The XIX Society invites both women and men to come together to help women and girls who face economic, social and educational challenges. As the largest regional women’s fund in the world, we are a key catalyst for more than 65 agencies each year in North Texas who are working on the issues affecting women and girls. Through the generosity and involvement of members of the XIX Society, we know an even greater impact will be felt throughout our North Texas region, because when you invest in women and girls, you benefit their families, their communities and ultimately, our world.”

“With nearly one in five women and girls in Texas living in poverty, our community needs to come together to support Dallas Women’s Foundation. They are the only foundation in North Texas addressing the full spectrum of unique needs that women and girls face to be economically secure – from education and financial capability, to child care, housing, health care and personal safety,” said Jennifer Evans Morris, XIX Society Steering Committee Chair. “The XIX Society is where you need to be if you understand that the surest way to create concrete social and economic solutions is by investing in women and girls.”

XIX Society members receive a unique benefit of participating in the Foundation’s nationally recognized grant making process; members vote on the selection of one grant during Dallas Women’s Foundation’s Community Grants cycle each fall. At every level of the XIX Society, members have the opportunity to participate in receptions, lunches and other events where they can network with women and men who share similar values and a common commitment to use their resources to create positive change.

Joining the XIX Society makes a meaningful impact on the economic security of women and girls in North Texas. For instance, becoming a Supporter, with a commitment of just $10 per week ($500 annually), could provide financial literacy classes to young girls in North Texas, laying a foundation for them to grow up with the skills they need to manage money and be economically secure. A Partnership member’s investment of $19 per week ($1,000 annually) could alleviate the burden of student debt by funding 10 college hours for a deserving student. A Friendship gift of $48 per week ($2,500 annually) could equip girls in poverty with healthy attitudes and lifestyle programs for personal development. Becoming an Advocate, at $96 per week ($5,000 annually), could ensure a woman will have health care for one year. Joining the Empower circle at $192 per week ($10,000 annually) could cover the cost of high-quality child care for a working mother’s two children.

To join or learn more about Dallas Women’s Foundation’s XIX Society, visit: http://www.dallaswomensfdn.org/nineteen or call Murphey Sears at (214) 525-5311.

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 $25 million since inception and over $3.5 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 http://www.DallasWomensFdn.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Google+.

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