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Introducing the 2009-2010 Junior League of Dallas Board of Directors COMMUNITY A DV I S O RY B OA R D



Introducing the 2009-2010


Junior League of Dallas Community Advisory Board



The 2008-2009 Junior League of Dallas Sponsors



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JLD Statement of Activities for the

An Overview of the 2009-2010

Period Ended May 31, 2009



Featuring Former First Lady Laura Bush

JLD Community Program J L D AU C T I O N & C A S I N O PA RT Y


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Preparing JLD Members for the Future T H E 2 0 1 0 J U N I O R L E AG U E O F DA L L A S B A L L

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Letter from the President


Letter from the Editor

J U N I O R L E AG U E O F DA L L A S , I N C .




Jennifer Plesko


Meredith Ridgway WRITERS

Lisa Anderson Emily Hoopingarner Rachel Kramer Shacie Rogers



“In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.”

Patty Sullivan

s I begin my 12th year of service to

ment worth making in the Dallas community!

the Junior League of Dallas, I am



Meredith Camp

honored to serve as President of our great

This year, we also aim to recognize our mem-

organization for 2009–2010. We have an excit-

bers who go above and beyond to make Dallas

Leigh Anne Haugh

ing and productive year ahead of us, during

a better place: the “Stars in Our Community.”


which we will contribute 120,000 volunteer

The women of the JLD rock premature drug-

hours and give more than $1 million to the Dallas community.

addicted babies, inspire troubled teenagers to stay in school and pursue a college degree, hold parties for elderly nursing home resi-

Whenever any of us face difficult economic times, it makes sense to

dents who have few visitors, read bedtime stories to children who

reconsider the concept of value. Understandably, people are more cau-

escaped an abusive situation, expose children to art, music and liter-

tious with investments because everyone wants to see a good return.

ature and listen to their thoughts, ideas and dreams. JLD women are

Whether it’s making the most of your JLD membership through vari-

“committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of

ous service opportunities or benefiting from the programs we offer to

women and improving the community through the effective action

both our agencies and the community at large, the JLD offers count-

and leadership of trained volunteers” and have been doing just that

less ways to put your resources and assets to good use. The JLD

for more than 85 years, contributing almost 7 million volunteer

Community Program supplies approximately $1 million in funding

hours and $33 million to enhancing the lives of Dallas citizens.



Pam Merritt


hen I read these words, I immedi-

The JLD focuses on six areas of impact in the

Jennifer Wegman

ately thought of the economic climate in

community: Arts and Cultural Enrichment,


which we currently live. Many people are

Education, Family Preservation, Health, Poverty

struggling to make ends meet. Families and

Intervention and Violence Intervention. This

individuals need the basics, not to mention

year, the women of our League will dedicate

Jennifer Tobin

a secure job. Not only are Dallas-area resi-

120,000 volunteer hours and more than $1


dents financially stressed, but so are our

million to these areas. The outcome will impact

local nonprofit organizations. Currently,

many lives; for example, somewhere in Dallas,

Stephanie Hardeman

these agencies are experiencing a height-

a child will learn how to express himself


ened demand for services, along with

through an after-school music program, a single

reduced revenue and resources.

mother and her young children will find refuge


Julie Bagley


Diana Hamilton


Bonner Allen


Angela Choquette


Joanna Clarke

and volunteers for 41 nonprofit agencies, as well as our Community Outreach Committee, Community Assistance Fund, Grants for

Membership in the JLD means being part of a talented, diverse

Innovative Teaching and Provisional projects. Furthermore, we contin-

group of women who value the opportunity to make meaningful

ue to devote our volunteer efforts among six areas that are essential to

contributions to the community around them while developing their

the development and improvement of Dallas: Arts and Cultural

own leadership potential. If you know of an outstanding woman and

Enrichment, Education, Family Preservation, Health, Poverty

dedicated volunteer who would be interested in becoming part of

Intervention and Violence Intervention.

this exceptional group, please contact us. Thank you for all that you do to make this organization a success.

In addition, our donors and sponsors help us to fulfill our mission


Jan Baldwin


Ir vin Ashford, Jr., Norman P. Bagwell, Honorable R oberto Cañas Jr., Marti Carlin, Patti Clapp, Brent E. Christopher, Lyria Howland, Nancy Ann Hunt, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Bill Lively, Michael A. Mayo, Anne Motsenbocker, David M. Rosenberg, Julia A. Simon, Paula (Hill) Strasser, J. McDonald (Don) W illiams J U N I O R L E AG U E O F DA L L A S , I N C .

than $1 million in funding and an approximate $2 million value in

Meredith Camp

uncompensated trained volunteer hours each year. That’s an invest-

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The women of the Junior League of Dallas

assistance when his air conditioner breaks.

are working harder than ever to help relieve

each and every day. For every dollar of support given to the JLD, we increase the value of that dollar by three times, giving back more

at a local shelter and an elderly man will receive

8003 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75209 214-357-8822; Fax: 214-357-4699 Email: liaison@jld.net Website: www.jld.net

this strain. Our mission: to promote volun-

The biggest reward I’ve been given, by being

teerism, develop the potential of women

a member of the Junior League of Dallas, is

and improve the community through the

working with so many women who have a

effective action and leadership of trained vol-

true passion for helping others. The Dallas

unteers. With more than 5,300 members,

community is not unlike others; we will

the JLD is comprised of women who come

always have work that needs to be done and

from many different backgrounds, religions

volunteers with caring hearts to do it.

and national origins, all with one common bond - a passion for improving lives in the

Stacey Williams

Dallas community.

2009-2010 DallaCite Editor 3


Introducing the 2009-2010 Junior League of Dallas Board of Directors The Junior League of Dallas is supported by the philanthropy and commitment of more than 5,000 members. The leadership and direction of the JLD is placed in the hands of 12 extraordinary women; these volunteers work endlessly to ensure that the League’s commitment to its members and the community is impactful and true to its founding principles. Keeping the JLD mission at the center of all decisions, the Board of Directors continues to introduce exciting opportunities that will benefit League members as well as the Dallas community.



Administrative Vice President

Membership Vice President

Pam Merritt became involved with the JLD in 2002. She lists her favorite

Bonner Allen has been an Active member of the JLD for eight years. She lists

placement as Poverty Intervention Issue Area Coordinator, noting that the

Provisional Project Coordinator as her most memorable placement, saying

opportunity to interact with many volunteers and agencies was an extreme-

that it allowed her to learn about multiple agencies while working closely

ly valuable and wonderful experience. During this placement opportunity,

with the Provisional class. Bonner is currently employed as a Client Services

Pam also witnessed the JLD’s incredible response when Hurricane Katrina

Administrator for Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. She and her hus-

hit the Gulf Coast. She credits her Junior League training in acquiring her

band, Thomas, welcomed their daughter Juliet into the world in August.

current Development Director position at ChildCareGroup. She and her STEPHANIE HARDEMAN

husband, Chris, have two daughters, Sarah and Samantha.

Planning Vice President

Stephanie is currently serving her fifth year with the JLD; she works as


Communications Vice President

an independent IT contractor with her husband. Stephanie lists her

Active in the League for five years, Jennifer Wegman lists some of her

favorite League placement as Technology Chair because it allowed her to

favorite placements as DallaCite Editor, Public Relations Chair and Booker

use her knowledge in the IT field to benefit the JLD and, ultimately, the

T. Washington High School volunteer. She notes that each of these place-

Dallas community. She and her husband, Danny, have a 2-year-old son,

ments allowed her to make wonderful friends and build upon her leader-

Cooper, and two dogs.


ship skills. Jennifer is currently employed with the Society of Petroleum


Engineers as a Managing Editor for books.


Recording Secretary

In her 12 Active year with the JLD, Meredith Camp has been devoted to both community and In-League placements. Meredith’s favorite placement was as a volth

unteer at North Dallas High School. She assisted senior students as they completed college and scholarship applications. Meredith says, “I think that was one of the most rewarding things because most were the first in their families to attend college. All young people should be given that chance. I loved helping them make that happen.” Meredith currently works as an investment advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with Capital Advisors, Inc. She and her

As an Active member of the JLD for eight years, Angela Choquette says her


Community Vice President

involvement in fundraising for the League has been the most beneficial

Julie Bagley has been an Active member of the JLD for nine years. She cur-

experience. Angela says, “To be involved with a group of quality, caring

rently does contract work for local arts and cultural institutions and has

women with high ideals committed to reaching a common goal is an

transferred that passion to her most memorable JLD placement: Issue

extremely valuable experience.” She also says that because of the JLD’s


Area Coordinator for Arts and Cultural Enrichment. Julie notes that the

extensive research and partnership with various community organizations,


personal relationships built not only within the committee but with the

automatic credibility is built among JLD donors. Angela is currently

Leigh Anne Haugh is passionate about her commitment to the Dallas community and has been an Active member for 11 years. Leigh Anne says her work as

community agencies have been extremely valuable. She and her husband,

employed at Bank of America as the Director of Philanthropic Management.

a CONTACT Crisis Line phone-line volunteer was her most valuable placement because of the extensive training she received in effective listening. She has

Scott, have two children, Michael and Caroline.

husband, David, have one son, Carter.

also served as Provisional Chair and Training Vice President. Leigh Anne is a shareholder in her family’s business, Just Brakes, a vehicle brakes store. She and her husband, Doug, have been married for seven years and have two dogs.


Training Vice President

Development Vice President

Joanna Clarke is currently serving her 10th year in the JLD. Her commit-

Diana Hamilton is currently serving her 10th year with the League. When

ment to the Dallas community is evident in her previous placements such

she’s not busy as a full-time mom to son Tyler, Diana is a personal trainer

as Ronald McDonald House Project Chair, Family Preservation Issue Area

and fitness instructor for the Town North YMCA. She has previously served

Coordinator and Diversity Taskforce Chair. Joanna has also served over

on the Research & Development Committee and the Underwriting

600 hours for the Highland Park United Methodist Church’s Night

Committee and has acted as Spring Market Chair. Diana notes that the care-

OWLS program and is currently employed as the Vice President of

ful evaluation of each community partner application within the R&D

Development for Community Partners of Dallas.

Committee is truly an impressive process; she says the opportunity to J A N B A L DW I N

observe the distribution of funds raised as part of the Underwriting

Sustaining Advisor

Committee was a great experience as well. Diana and her husband, Steve,

Jan Baldwin sees each placement within the JLD as a valuable experience.

have been married for 13 years.

She believes the combination of all volunteer opportunities provides indis-


pensable training in the areas of community, fund development and gov-

Finance Vice President

ernance. Jan has been involved in the League since 1989 and became a

Jennifer Tobin has been an Active member of the JLD for eight years. She

Sustainer in 2002; she served as JLD President for the 2001-2002 year.

lists her favorite placement as Health Issue Area Coordinator, saying that

She is currently a sales associate with Briggs Freeman Real Estate

she and the women on this committee have remained close friends. She

Brokerage. Jan and her husband, Barry, have been married since 1993.

also enjoyed working with the Grants for Innovative Teaching Committee

They have a dog named Gracie.

last year. Jennifer is an attorney and shareholder with Geary, Porter & T H E 2 0 0 9 - 2 0 1 0 J U N I O R L E AG U E O F DA L L A S B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S : Back Row (left to right): Pam Merritt, Bonner Allen,

Donovan, P.C. She and her husband, Aaron, have two dogs.

Jennifer Tobin, Angela Choquette, Diana Hamilton, Joanna Clarke, Stephanie Hardeman, Jan Baldwin. Front Row (left to right): Jennifer S H A C I E R O G E R S has been a member of the JLD for three years. She is an account executive for the residential division of Dahlgren Duck & Associates. In her free time she enjoys reading, boot camp workouts and cocktails with her girlfriends.

Wegman, Leigh Anne Haugh, Meredith Camp, Julie Bagley.



Community Advisory Board BY RACHEL KRAMER

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a designated group of leaders the Junior League of Dallas looks to for counsel on our League efforts in Dallas; they provide valuable guidance for enhancing our services and impact in the community. The CAB’s 16 members each serve a three-year term, with terms staggered to ensure continuity of representation. Each fall, CAB members attend a meeting in which the League presents it plans for the year and solicits feedback on a variety of community-focused issues. Through Business, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Texas Region and the T. Boone Pickens Military Mentoring Advisory Council.


is vice president of Public Affairs and director of Community Development and External Public Affairs for Comerica Bank’s Texas market. Since joining Comerica in 2000, he has been the recipient of Comerica’s Volunteer of the Year Award as well as the Chairman’s Outstanding Achievement Award for leadership and quality. Ashford serves on the board of directors for the University of Dallas Alumni, The Plan Fund, Kym’s Kids, Nova Charter School, YMCA Community Services, the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Recently, he became the recipient of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas’ 2009 George L. Allen Distinguished Leadership Award. I RV I N A S H F O R D, J R .

manages talent, workforce, healthcare, leadership, education, small business and women’s issues for the Dallas Regional Chamber. She is the immediate past chair of the American Cancer Society Dallas Metro Unit and currently serves on the boards of the High Plains American Cancer Society and the Texas Education Reform Caucus and WorkSolutions for Dallas County. Clapp serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and chairs the grant panel on Public Advocacy. She also serves on the Zero-Five Funders Collaborative, Community Council of Greater Dallas, the Regional Workforce Leadership Council and the executive committee of the North Texas P-16 Council. Clapp is a member of Charter 100, the Dallas Summit and past president of Executive Women of Dallas and serves on various education advisory boards. PAT T I C L A P P

N O R M A N P. B AG W E L L is the current chairman and CEO of Bank of Texas. Formerly the president of the JPMorgan Chase Dallas region, Bagwell serves on the boards of directors for Bank of Texas, the Dallas County Community College Foundation, Baylor Healthcare Foundation, Frazier Court Redevelopment, Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business and the State Fair of Texas. Bagwell is on the advisory board for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and on the executive committees for both the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Arboretum. He was the 2001 recipient of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Leadership Award. In 2005, Bagwell received the Torch of Conscience award by the American Jewish Congress and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business.

has served as president and CEO of the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) since 2005. Prior to joining CFT, Christopher was the director of development for the giving programs at Children’s Medical Center Dallas as well as General Counsel and Vice President for Advancement at Dallas Baptist University. Christopher currently serves on the board of directors for Safer Dallas Better Dallas, Passion for Children’s, the President’s Advisory Council and the Brinker International Forum board of advisors for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. Additionally, he serves on the Crystal Charity Ball Advisory Board, the advisory board of Uplift Education, the Advisory Council of the Center for Nonprofit Management and the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development Executive Board at Southern Methodist University. Christopher is an active member of the Dallas Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization and The Dallas Assembly. B R E N T E . C H R I S TO P H E R

HONORABLE ROBERTO CAÑAS JR. is the presiding judge of County Criminal Court #10, the first Latino to hold that position. His court handles only domestic violence cases; Judge Cañas has extensive experience with the issue of domestic violence both in and outside of the courtroom and has worked to improve the legal system’s response to domestic violence. He is the recipient of the Make A Difference Award from New Beginnings Center and was nominated for the 2008 Man of Influence Award by The Family Place. Judge Cañas serves on the boards of the Kitchen Dog Theatre, the Junius Heights Historical Homeowner Association and Operation Kindness, the oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas.

D R . M I C H A E L H I N O J O S A was named general superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District in April 2005. Dr. Hinojosa has worked in Texas public education for almost 30 years and now leads the 12th largest school district in the nation. In 2002, the Texas Association of School Boards named Dr. Hinojosa Superintendent of the Year. He is the immediate past president of the Texas Association of School Administrators and the recipient of the 2003 Golden Deeds Award from the Texas Association of Mid-Size Schools.

M A RT I C A R L I N is Director, Community Affairs for the T. Boone Pickens Foundation. Serving in this position since 2005, Carlin reviews and evaluates grant requests submitted to the Foundation, which focuses on the following core areas for improving lives through grants: education, medical research and development and services, athletics and corporate wellness, at-risk youth, the entrepreneurial process, conservation and wildlife programs, and a wide-range of public policy initiatives. Carlin is an advisory board member for the Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women - Peace

LY R I A H OW L A N D is the founder and principal of Howland PR; founded in 1987, Howland PR is one of Dallas’ best known diversity communications agencies. Howland was accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society


of America (PRSA) in 1991 and became a member of the Counselor’s Academy in 1994. In 2006, she served as chair of the PRSA’s national diversity committee. Howland was named a Woman of Excellence by Women’s Enterprise Magazine and one of Minority Business News’ “Women Who Mean Business.” She also received two Presidential Citations for leadership as well as the D. Parke Gibson Award for Excellence in Multicultural Communications from PRSA. Howland has served on the board of directors at the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance, Dallas Assembly and the President’s Advisory Council for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.

is the Dallas region president of JPMorgan Chase. Outside the bank, she is a member of the Executive Women’s Roundtable, the Dallas Assembly, the International Women’s Forum and Chair of the Advisory Board for the YWCA. Motsenbocker also serves on various boards of directors including the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, the Dallas Regional Chamber (as chair of the Economic Development Committee) and The Senior Source. She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and Leadership Richardson. In 2005, Motsenbocker was recognized with the Women of Excellence Award by women’s Enterprise Texas. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Women in Business Award by the Dallas Business Journal, the She Knows Where She’s Going Award by Girls Inc. and the Real Girls, Real Women Award by Girl Scouts. A N N E M OT S E N B O C K E R

has been actively involved in the Dallas community for a number of years. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Circle Ten Boy Scouts of America, the Austin Street Centre and Genesis Women’s Shelter, Parish Episcopal School, C.C. Young, New Friends New Life, Contact Crisis Line and the Methodist Health System Foundation. Hunt was the 2006 recipient of the Methodist Health System Foundation’s Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award. She has also received the Special Care and Career Center’s Milton P. Levy Award, the Women’s Center of Dallas Maura Award, the Genesis Women’s Shelter Jane Doe Award, the Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Bear Award and Parish Episcopal School’s Honorary Trustee Award. NANCY ANN HUNT

DAV I D M . RO S E N B E R G is a partner with Thompson & Knight, LLP. He is an honorary life trustee of The Child Care Group, a member of the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, a member of the board of trustees of The Catholic Foundation, a member of the advisory board of Crystal Charity Ball and a member of the advisory council of The Dallas Foundation. Rosenberg is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas and is a former chair of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the State Bar of Texas Section of Taxation.

is a managing partner at Heidrick & Struggles. As a member of the Management Committee, she streamlined internal processes and is launching the Diversity Advisory Services practice. Her current search work focuses on Consumer Retail and Private Equity. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, EllisKirk spent several years with another international recruiting firm based in Chicago and worked as Vice President and Office Manager of Apex Securities, a Texasbased investment banking firm, as well as Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Ellis-Kirk serves on a number of boards, including the UT Southwestern Medical Foundation, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Pennsylvania Board of Visitors.

is vice president of legal resources for Mary Kay Inc. and is an active member of various legal associations. Texas Monthly and Law & Politics recognized Simon as a Rising Star in their Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star Edition for 2004, 2005 and 2007. Texas Lawyer also featured her as one of Texas’ top in-house lawyers in 2005. Simon has been active in various volunteer organizations in the Dallas community and currently serves on the board of the Dallas Zoological Society. She is a past board and executive committee member of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and a former committee chair for St. Phillip’s School and Community Center.

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PAU L A ( H I L L ) S T R A S S E R is director of the Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center and BBA Leadership Institute at Southern Methodist University. As an adjunct Cox School of Business faculty member, she also teaches communications and leadership-related classes as well as executive education programs. Strasser received her B.S. degree in business and education and her master’s degree in educational administration, with an emphasis in human resource management/psychology, from the University of Kansas. As a consultant for profit and nonprofit organizations, Strasser advises in leadership, organizational effectiveness, executive presentations, managerial communications and teamwork. She currently serves on the boards of several organizations.

is President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, an organization that is tasked with raising $30 million, recruiting and training thousands of volunteers, and planning and producing events throughout the region when Dallas hosts Super Bowl XLV in 2011. Lively is the past President and CEO of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. He successfully raised over $334 million for the construction of new Dallas arts venues during his eight-year tenure at the Center. Prior to joining the Center, Lively served on the faculty and in the administration of Southern Methodist University for 25 years, seven of which he served as the University’s Vice President of Development, Public Affairs, Alumni Relations and Lecture Programs. B I L L L I V E LY

has served as President of Methodist Dallas Medical Center since April 2008. Prior to his appointment at Methodist, Mayo was an executive with HCA and held various positions including COO and CEO from 2001 to 2008. Mayo began his healthcare administration career as an evening administrator for John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He earned his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Alabama. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Management and a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mayo serves in various community leadership positions including the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, board member of the DFW Hospital Council and a 2009 Graduate of Leadership Dallas.

J . M C D O N A L D ( D O N ) W I L L I A M S is the founder and chairman of the Foundation for Community Empowerment (FCE), an organization he established in 1995 to help revitalize low-income Dallas neighborhoods. A former managing partner, president and CEO, chairman and chairman emeritus of the Trammell Crow Company, Williams currently serves on the boards of A.H. Belo Corporation, Tenet Healthcare Corporation and the SMU Perkins School of Theology. He is a co-chair of the Dallas Achieves Commission. Williams also serves as a director of the Hoblitzelle Foundation and is the immediate past chairman of The Dallas Foundation.


As a two-year member of the JLD, R A C H E L S L O S B U R G K R A M E R is Vice President of The Richdale Group. She and her husband, Alex, will soon celebrate their first wedding anniversary. In her free time, Rachel enjoys running, tennis and golf. 7

Those We Serve

Current Community Programs ARTS & CULTURAL ENRICHMENT Booker T. Washington High School: 18 volunteers; $24,500 Community Sampler: 31 volunteers; $0* Dallas Arboretum: 45 volunteers; $8,000 Dallas Museum of Art: 46 volunteers; $5,500 Dallas Zoological Society: 25 volunteers; $26,264 Museum of Nature & Science: 41 volunteers; $24,500 Musical Therapy: 30 volunteers; $1,000*


Each year, the Junior League of Dallas partners with a number of worthy agencies from throughout the Dallas community; those agencies are selected for the JLD’s Community Program after careful consideration by the Research and Development Committee.This year, the JLD is pleased to be working with 41 agencies that are dedicated to providing the knowledge, commitment and compassion necessary to improve the lives of Dallas citizens. M U S E U M O F N AT U R E A N D S C I E N C E


The Museum of Nature and Science – formerly the Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Children’s Museum – is the only public collections-based research-driven natural history museum and hands-on children’s science museum in the region The museum is currently building a new facility in the vibrant Victory Park area near downtown Dallas. The planned new facility is an ecofriendly building with more than 150,000 square feet of dynamic and engaging space. JLD volunteers serve the museum as docents. They work within the museum’s core and rotating exhibits by helping on the gallery floor with science and nature demonstrations, participating in crafts and special programming for kids and with other outreach and educational programs.

The Ronald McDonald House is a temporary home away from home that serves and sustains families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at Dallas hospitals. JLD volunteers assist with the daily operations of the house by assisting with the check-in and check-out of families, conducting tours for visitors, shopping for and preparing meals for families and planning and coordinating activities for families, including arts and crafts projects, scrapbooking and entertainment for residents. This year, the house is expanding its facilities with a new 60,000-squarefoot building funded in part by the JLD. The new facility will have the capacity to house 60 families. It will also have six transplant suites for children receiving bone marrow and organ transplants, indoor and outdoor play areas, a library, a study loft, a chapel, a meditation garden and a day respite room where non-resident families of sick children will be able to gather, eat, access the Internet and relax.


The Arc of Dallas works with tens of thousands of people who have intellectual and related developmental disabilities. Arc currently provides guardianship services, one-on-one life skills instruction, LIFE classes, and a leadership institute for adults aged 16 and older. Arc’s Advocates Program is the only statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Texas that is run by and for people with disabilities. JLD volunteers work as mentors to Arc clients. Volunteers also assist Arc staff members during leadership classes, which teach basic leadership and self-advocacy skills to participants with mild intellectual or learning disabilities. F R I E N D S O F T H E DA L L A S P U B L I C L I B R A RY

Friends of the Dallas Public Library is a member-supported nonprofit organization that was founded in 1950. It provides events and programs in support of the Dallas Public Library, such as Born to Read, Authorspeak, scholarships, bookmobiles, the Children’s Library, Capital Campaign and many other ongoing advocacy events for the library. JLD members assist with the Every Child Ready to Read Program, which provides parents, caregivers and children the skills they need to prepare newborns, toddlers and preschoolers with reading readiness skills. In this program, parents and children bond through books and develop a lifelong love and appreciation of learning and reading.

EDUCATION Adopt-A-Star School: 15 volunteers; $18,225 East Dallas Community School: 22 volunteers; $33,600 Education is Freedom: 11 volunteers; $13,000 New — Friends of the Dallas Public Library: 13 volunteers; $5,000 Notre Dame School: 11 volunteers; $27,000 Rise School: 11 volunteers; $38,000 New — The Arc of Dallas: 11 volunteers; $1,430 FAMILY PRESERVATION Baylor Health Care System Foundation/Our Children’s House; Twice Blessed House: 55 volunteers; $21,100 Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas: 19 volunteers; $12,196 Bryan’s House: 19 volunteers; $30,755 Catholic Charities of Dallas (Refugee & Immigrant Women’s Life Skills): 15 volunteers; $20,557 Girls Inc.: 23 volunteers; $31,100 Jonathan’s Place: 32 volunteers; $36,000 Ronald McDonald House: 65 volunteers; $53,800


Methodist Medical Center provides comprehensive health care services to residents of south Dallas. The center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services; it also recently opened a new treatment facility for patients requiring behavioral health services through the Methodist Emergency Department. JLD volunteers assist and support patients, families and staff as Trauma/Emergency Department Advocates and recruit and coordinate volunteers for the center. Volunteers also provide care and support to fragile infants in the NICU, support monthly education outreach seminars, introduce senior citizens to the Internet and computers and help improve JLD Volunteers donate their time to the Museum of Nature patient satisfaction by working with patients and Science. and nurses to identify patient issues. N O RT H DA L L A S S H A R E D M I N I S T R I E S

A JLD volunteer answers the CONTACT crisis hotline.


North Dallas Shared Ministries (NDSM) is a cooperative effort of 46 area congregations to combine resources and provide charitable assistance to persons in need living in north Dallas. It is a nonprofit, all-volunteer agency that complements public services by offering emergency aid, medical and dental assistance, a school supplies and uniform program and an employment assistance program, thus increasing the

Photos from top: A rendering of the new Ronald McDonald House of Dallas; JLD Volunteers learn infant CPR at the Arc of Dallas

financial stability of many of its clients. These services are particularly important in our current economy, as the need has greatly increased among many people who did not previously require assistance. JLD volunteers work one on one with NDSM clients to assess their needs, determine appropriate assistance and affirm their self worth. Volunteers also teach English as a second language, perform job counseling, fill grocery orders, assist clients receiving free clothing and enter computer data in the Medical Clinic and Emergency Aid Center. C O N TAC T C R I S I S L I N E

CONTACT Crisis Line is a 24-hour phone line staffed by compassionate volunteers who complete a certified training course and other supplemental education. CONTACT was the first crisis hotline in the U.S. with coverage 365 days of the year and one of only 10 hotlines nationwide to provide services to the Spanish-speaking community. JLD volunteers are trained crisis-line specialists and provide emergency aid and referral resources such as food banks, shelters and counseling to callers. The JLD is also responsible for assisting the CONTACT staff in the planning and implementation of the annual Teen CONTACT Conference, which brings together educators, counselors, parents and teens to discuss issues such as anger management, bullying, teens and technology, drugs and alcohol, school violence and teen dating violence.

L I S A A N D E R S O N has been a JLD member for four years. She is Senior V.P. of Regulatory & Administrative Affairs at Texpo

Power, LP. Lisa and her husband William have a 4-year old daughter, Elli.


HEALTH Children’s Medical Center: 42 volunteers; $31,500 EQUEST: 30 volunteers; $40,000 Gilda’s Club North Texas: 67 volunteers; $35,000 Methodist Medical Center: 33 volunteers; $37,500 Parkland Health & Hospital System: 35 volunteers; $33,000 Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: 36 volunteers; $7,250 The Senior Source, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas: 24 volunteers; $36,705 POVERTY INTERVENTION Attitudes & Attire: 16 volunteers: $7,500 Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity: 41 volunteers; $35,000 Interfaith Housing Coalition: 19 volunteers; $36,300 North Dallas Shared Ministries: 17 volunteers; $40,000 The Stewpot: 16 volunteers; $5,000 The Wilkinson Center: 25 volunteers; $20,100 Vickery Meadow Learning Center: 15 volunteers; $8,000 VIOLENCE INTERVENTION Community Partners of Dallas: 28 volunteers; $30,036 CONTACT Crisis Line: 15 volunteers; $29,430 Dallas CASA: 16 volunteers; $28,900 Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center: 41 volunteers; $34,119 Genesis Women’s Shelter: 39 volunteers; $36,500 Our Friends Place: 18 volunteers; $28,522 Promise House: 16 volunteers; $28,684 New — The Family Place: 17 volunteers; $2,377 *League Initiated Projects

Auction & Casino Party Lindalyn Adams 2010 HONORARY BALL CHAIR

The 2010 Junior League of Dallas Ball B Y S H AC I E RO G E R S

Junior League of Dallas members and supporters will be wearing their sunglasses at night for this year’s Auction & Casino Party! The theme, Rock the Dice, is the first of three fabulous events the League will host throughout the 2009-2010 year. Attendees can party like a rock star on November 13 at Dallas’ historic Union Station. “This year is all about the stars around us,” says Ball Chair Angela Nash. “Our sponsors, members and agencies are our true stars in the community. They are the ones who are making the biggest difference in the Dallas community.”

Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress by wearing Rock Star cocktail attire. Delectable treats will be served from an exclusive menu by Wolfgang Puck Catering. “The Junior League of Dallas is a group of truly dedicated individuals who are definitely making an impact in our community. I’m really excited about this partnership,” says Kevin Brant, Director of Sales for Wolfgang Puck Catering.

The 13th annual event will offer traditional casino games for the “Slow Dancin” attendees and not-so-traditional games for those who want to “Walk on the Wild Side.” Looking for a little something from the Rock Star auction? A few featured items include four 50-yard-line seats at a football game in the Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium, plus driver service; specially designed pieces from Morris Kaye & Sons Furs; dinner for 10 in a private room at Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano; and a Dine & Unwind Package at The Ritz-Carlton. Prior to the event, starting the week of October 19, you can check out some of the Rock the Dice auction items by logging on to www.juniorleaguedallas.auctionanything.com.

This year’s party sold out in a “Blaze of Glory,” but you can still “Rock ’n Roll All Nite” with a minimum donation of $1,000. Proceeds from the 2009 Auction & Casino Party go directly to the JLD Community Service Fund.




he JLD’s 2010 Ball will “Rock” the Hilton Anatole on Saturday, February 20, starting at 7 p.m. Dallas’ dancing queens should prepare to party “All Night Long” as the JLD pays tribute to the rock stars of the Dallas community – our agencies, sponsors and, of course, our volunteers! The music of legendary rocker Rick Springfield will no doubt take guests back to the days of tight leather pants, lacy fingerless gloves and big bangs. In keeping with tradition, black tie will be the attire, but sparkling gowns and sequin dresses will also be a great remembrance of the rockin’ fashionistas that once graced the stage. Orchestrating the evening is 2010 Ball Chair, Angela Nash. “I’m so excited about this year’s theme,” she says. “This is our chance to recognize our sponsors who are rock stars, our agencies who are rock stars and our members who are rock stars.” Top Sponsors will receive VIP backstage passes to the “Green Room,” where photo opportunities and signed autographs with Springfield and his band will be available. Attendees should also look forward to a live auction, where one lucky rocker will be just as popular as “Jessie’s Girl” and go home with a signed guitar and personalized serenade from the Grammy-winning entertainer. Who could forget about the “after” party? Nash says the 80’s hits will keep partygoers moving into the early hours of the morning with local Dallas band, The Time Machine. Don’t be afraid to take a walk on the wild side and honor those who have rocked their hearts out for the sake of the Dallas community – see you in February! 11

The Junior League of Dallas is delighted to recognize Lindalyn Adams for her service as this year’s Honorary Ball Chair. A long-time supporter of the JLD and the Dallas community, Adams’ commitment to the League includes serving as a former Ball Chair and Ball Sustaining advisor. Her leadership within the League has remained constant during her time as a Sustaining member, as acknowledged by her receiving the League’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. The city of Dallas has also greatly benefitted from Adams’ work in the community. Dedicated to preserving the city’s history, she was instrumental in founding the Sixth Floor Museum and in creating the Dallas County Historical Foundation. Her impact in the medical field is also very significant; Adams is a former president of the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance and currently serves as the Development Officer at Baylor Health Care System Foundation, where she orchestrates Baylor Health Care System Foundation’s annual “Celebrating Women Luncheon.” That event has grown exponentially since her involvement, now netting more than $1.3 million toward breast cancer research. Adams has served as president of several other organizations, among them the SMU Alumni Board, the Dallas OperaWoman’s Board and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League. She has been the recipient of some of Dallas’ most prestigious awards including the Linz Award, SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Texas Woman’s University’s Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award and the Ruth Lester Award of the Texas Historical Commission. Adams has given JLD and Dallas an unbelievable performance in her volunteering efforts and is without a doubt a rock star to be revered.

2010 Spring Fashion Show

The JLD wishes to thank the following 2008-2009 sponsors. DIAMOND T. Boone Pickens Foundation STERLING Chase C RYS TA L Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians Lyda Hill Inwood National Bank Kohl Foundation KPMG LLP Sewell Automotive Companies Julie and Jim Turner


evening dress designs; Abi Ferrin, whose motto is “Fashion with Freedom and Purpose;” and Patti Flowers, who specializes in bridal and debutante gowns. Each designer will have to create a unique clothing piece constructed out of non-traditional materials that will be presented at a reveal party at the end of January. The event is modeled after the television show Project Runway.

The cities of Paris, Milan and New York are known as fashion capitals of the world. Now, the city of Dallas joins the ranks, thanks to the Junior League of Dallas! “Rock the Runway,” the JLD’s new Spring Fashion Show, is set to debut April 8, 2010 at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), located on Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas. Ball Chair Angela Nash and Recognition Chair Lauren Maggard promise attendees an evening of style and grace.“We couldn’t be more excited for this inaugural event,” Nash says. “It will be a wonderful night for the Dallas community and a great opportunity for local designers to show their talent.”

Local celebrities will serve as judges for the design competition, and the contest winner will be announced that evening. Reviewing and grading the original designs will be Stephanie Quadri, D Magazine Fashion Editor; Elain Raffel of Stanley Korshak; Barbara Adelglass, representing Skintastic; and fashion guru Jan Strimple. Tickets to attend “Rock the Runway” are $100 per person. Proceeds will benefit the 40+ agencies supported annually by the Junior League of Dallas.

The fun begins with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a fabulous fashion show and design competition among five local designers. Some participants include Oscar Fierro, known for his gown and 12

P L AT I N U M A.L. Chilton Foundation American Airlines Andrews Kurth LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Dianne Cash Chuck E. Cheese’s Compass Bank Gerald J Ford Family Foundation Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. J.M. Haggar, Jr. Family Foundation Cynthia A. Hayes Hunt Consolidated, Inc./ Hunt Oil Company T.C. Lupton, Jr. Family Foundation Ellen and John McStay Modern Luxury Dallas Northern Trust The Novakov Family Erin and Scott Olson Park Place Dealerships PlainsCapital Bank The Richards Group Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust Texas Instruments Thompson & Knight Foundation GOLD Baylor Health Care System Greenberg Traurig Heritage Auctions Parkland Foundation Margot and Ross Perot Robertson, Griege & Thoele TXU Energy S I LV E R Americo Real Estate, Ltd. Bob Baillargeon The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation Carreker Family Foundation Nancy Ann Chandler Comstock Resources, Inc. Kathy and Harlan Crow DFW Audi

Gavos & Helms Design, Inc. Aimee and Paul Griffiths Ebby Halliday Realtors Norma K. Hunt K & L Gates King Architectural Metals/ Pamela and Eddie King Joyce and Larry Lacerte/Exponent HR Luther King Capital Management Alison and Mike Malone Mike A. Myers Foundation Neiman Marcus Christina and Tim Norris Katherine Perot The Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation Swoozie’s Tom Thumb Rosemary Haggar Vaughan Family Foundation B RO N Z E Mrs. Ruth Altshuler Amegy Bank of Texas Bagley Partners, LP Bank of Texas, N.A. Richard D. Bass Foundation Cynthia and Brice Beaird Peggy and Web Carr Christie Gayden Carter THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION Clampitt Paper Company Mr. and Mrs. William H. Clark Hon. and Mrs. William P. Clements, Jr. Communities Foundation of Texas Community Trust Bank of Texas The Container Store Curtains Up! Mark A. Deuber, M.D., P.A. Gay and Brad Donnell Equinox Fitness Clubs Ewing Autohaus Mercedes-Benz Ed Haggar Family Foundation honoring Lydia Novakov Laura and David Johnson Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Emily Losinger Lynn and Allan McBee Susan and Dean McSherry Jennifer and William McSpadden Kate and Keith Newman Debbie and Nickey Oates The Agnes Cluthe Oliver Foundation Elizabeth and Eric Porterfield Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Quintessence Group, Ltd. Rekerdres Insurance Agency, Inc. The Rosewood Foundation Debbie and Ric Scripps D’Andra C. Simmons Misty and Steven Smathers societystylist.com Marc Sparks Marianne and Roger Staubach Mr. and Mrs. Phin Stubbs, Jr.

The Gil and Dody Weaver Foundation Mr. and Mrs. W. Phillip Whitcomb JLD GIFT Jennifer and John Alexander Emily and Greg Allbright Anonymous (9) Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C. Arrington Becky and Ezell S. Autrey, M.D. Sherri Baer Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey Kristin and Jeff Baker Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge Jan and Barry Baldwin Heather Balestri Alice W. Bass Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Beecherl III Priscilla and J. Robert Bell Mr. and Mrs. David Beran Susanna and Todd Berna Lisa Bhattacharya Alaine and Louis Bickel Cordelia and Tom Boone/ The Boone Foundation Becky Bright Mr. and Mrs. Henri L. Bromberg III Rebekah and Chip Brooker Dr. and Mrs. Bertrand Brown, Jr. Ellen and Graham Bryant Elizabeth and Bob Buchanan Meredith and David Camp Mrs. Sis Carr Mary Elizabeth and Rick Carrell Drs. Carter, Bakos, Hays and Martin Clare Buie Chaney, Ph.D. Joanna Clarke Susan Coatney Tamara Coatney James M. Collins Foundation Comerica Bank Caroline Cook Evelyn and Mark Costolo Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cotten Juliette and Ross Coulter Sissy and Allen Cullum Paula and Luke Davis The Decherd Foundation Leslie and George Diamond Jennifer and Allen Dickey Amanda Dillard and Charles Shufeldt Jana and Bob Dransfield Mr. and Mrs. Jim Duncan Sally and George Dutter Michelle and Mark Early Kathleen Elliot Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Ferguson III Mr. and Mrs. Clifford R. Fischer Sarah Flory Tanya and Pete Foster Mary and Ted Fredericks Sara and Chris Fredericks Elizabeth and Eric Gambrell Margot H. Gill Katie and Rich Gillespie


Sharon and David Gleeson Mr. and Mrs. William J. Goodwin Jamie Grammer Jane and Greg Greene Katie Gresham Louise and Guy Griffeth Randi and Edward Halsell Diana and Steve Hamilton Gloria and Jack Hammack Mr. Handyman Mary and William Henrich Highland Park Animal Hospital Helen C. Holman Sheila and Houston Holmes Horchow Family Trust Jennifer Howell Kay Jensen Sharon Jett Christi Jones Ann Frances and Cliff Jury Katy Trail Animal Hospital William Keffer Kathy and Kevin Kelley Laura and Guy Kellogg Jennifer and Mike Knapek Katherine LaLonde Ann and Sam Lawrence Dana Lawrence Lacy Lawrence Norma and David Little Bobby B. Lyle Tricia and Ray Macaluso Gail and Bill Madden Betty and John Martin Sara and David Martineau Mary McAtee Effie and Tom McCullough Susan and Rob McCutchan Paige McDaniel Janie and Cappy McGarr Elizabeth McManus Carmen McCracken McMillan Randi and Peter McParlin Mary Blake and Chuck Meadows Emily and Kurt Messerschmitt Wendy Messmann Ruth Ann Montgomery Jennifer and Jon Mosle Daffan and Doug Nettle Isabell Novakov Richard and Barbara Odlin Foundation Becky and Ron Odlozil Connie and Chris O’Neill Becky and Michael Park Lea Clay Park Pecan Deluxe Nancy and John Penson Pam and Vin Perella Charlotte Perkins Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pierce Maria and Kip Plankinton Gigi Potter Kathryn A. Priddy Kim and Terry Quinn

Janet and Dick Quisenberry Kathleen and Christopher Ray Mr. and Mrs. Gerard L. Regard Ann and Khashayar Sakahee Jennifer Hilton Sampson Christa and Ketric Sanford Dr. and Mrs. John R. Schumacher George and Nancy Seay Linda Secrest Elizabeth and Doug Selzer Karen and David Shuford Mrs. George A. Shutt Dottie and Nupe Singhal Christy and Jai Singhania Mr. and Mrs. John Slates III Cameron and Clay Smith Dorothy and Robert Smith Janet and Norman Smith Steve Snider, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Solari Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sparkman Tricia and Tom Stewart Candace Stone Samantha and Ryan Suchala Craig and Deborah Ethridge Sutton Patty Talley Joanne and Charles Teichman/ Ylang 23 Mr. and Mrs. John E. Temple Mr. and Mrs. Jere W. Thompson Matthew Thompson Kathy and Lamar Tims Margaret and Leon Walker Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas Lori and Warren Whitlow Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Williams Sally and Ralph Wood Worrall Foundation Jenny Zimmerly SPECIAL THANKS Tom Addis Productions Andrews Distributing Tammy Barger Briggs-Freeman Real Estate digital 3 printing services/ Greg Nieberding Dittmar Design – Greg Dittmar Fidelity Investments Gavos+Helms Design – Rick Gavos James French Photography House of Blues-Dallas JLT Beverages Kenichi LUXE Gerald McCarty Photography Mike Mullen Debbie and Nickey Oates Platinum Series Custom Homes by Mark Molthan Screen Door

Planned Giving: A Worthy Purpose BY LISA ANDERSON

“…[T]rue happiness…is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” - Helen Keller

The T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute


Preparing JLD Members for the Future B Y E M I LY H O O P I N G A R N E R

In 2009-2010, the Junior League of Dallas celebrates its 88th year of giving back to the Dallas community. Each year, the JLD provides more than $1 million to support area nonprofits, including 41 agencies in the Community Program, 11 Provisional projects, Community Outreach Impact projects, and the Community Assistance Fund. The JLD is able to do so in large part because of the generous donations made by community leaders, organizations and families, including planned gifts from estates. Planned gifts to the JLD make a difference in the lives of those in need well beyond one lifetime. Planned giving is also very easy to do: Simply tell your estate planner that you would like to include the JLD in your estate plan. Then, go to http://www.jld.net/?nd=m_plannedgiving and select “Legacy Circle,” where you can provide your donation information to the JLD. Your long-term plan may include a designation of your gift for a specific purpose, such as the Community

Service Fund, the training and development of JLD volunteers or the JLD Endowment Fund, or you may gift your funds undesignated to be used as determined by the JLD. Becoming a Legacy Circle member is an excellent way to express your passion for and commitment to the JLD and the many agencies it serves in the Dallas community during these difficult financial times. Many organizations and families have recently had to change how they spend their donation dollars; however, as 2009-2010 Planned Giving Coordinator Rebecca Thomas notes, “You may not be able to give now, but you can develop a plan to give later.” Consider making your planned gift to the JLD today to do your part in ensuring that it may continue to make a difference. For more information on how to create your plan for the JLD’s future, contact your estate planner. You may also contact Rebecca Thomas at 214-357-8822. The JLD offers an estate planning seminar for its Active and Sustaining members each fall.

FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT Junior League of Dallas Statement of Activities for the Period Ended May 31, 2009 REVENUE



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Net Fundraising Activities: $604,223 Contributions: $342,201 Membership Dues & Fees: $784,028 Investment Income: $203,767 Investment Appreciation (Realized and Unrealized): $(1,048,249) 6. Miscellaneous: $1,497

1. Placement and Program: $4,501 2. Training and Education: $42,185 3. Projects and Grants: $1,139,129 4. Auxiliary Services: $18,740 5. Direct Support: $672,182 6. General and Administrative: $239,081 7. Associations Dues: $100,000

1. JLD Ball and Auction: $698,327 2. JLD Cookbook: $(96,046) 3. JLD Greetings: $1,942

TOTA L R E V E N U E : $ 8 8 7 , 4 6 7

TOTA L E X P E N S E S : $ 2 , 2 1 5 , 8 1 8

TOTA L N E T FUNDRAISING AC T I V I T I E S : $ 6 0 4 , 2 2 3


The First Year of Your Baby H E I D I M U R KO F F, S A N D E E H AT H AWAY


n mid-2008, the Junior League of Dallas received a generous donation from the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, to be used as a means of enhancing and expanding the League’s training component. The newly established T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute, which begins its inaugural year in 2009-2010, will enhance the training available to all JLD members. This goal will be achieved by following a three-part plan: F I R S T, the Birkman Method personality test, which identifies individual strengths and weaknesses, will be administered to all members who are chosen as part of the program. “Having this test conducted and interpreted by a professional consultant will help each member understand more about the qualities that she brings to the table and better equip her with the knowledge and tools needed to interact with other women in the League, as well as the community,” says JLD President Meredith Camp. THE SECOND COMPONENT, known as the Advanced Track, is a year-long leadership training program for up to 50 selected women. “As part of this training program, participants will help create,


design and implement an academy for the younger generation – a sort of ‘pay-it-forward’ program,” says Kristen Howell, T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute Chair. “This is something that will provide leadership for our members, while influencing the community for the better.” THE THIRD COMPONENT, the sponsorship of other leadership-focused meetings as part of the General Membership and Group Meeting track, will offer educational training sessions to provide knowledge that can be used in volunteer work within the JLD, the member’s family or her professional career. “We think our women are ready for this type of advanced training,” says Howell. “We hope to communicate to our community that we are not satisfied with the status quo and that we will continue to be innovative, change as the face of the community changes and continue to meet the needs of the women in the League, while meeting the needs of our community and serving as a role model for other Junior Leagues looking to expand their training programs.”


Ship of Fools K AT H E R I N E A N N P O RT E R


One Fifth Avenue C A N DA C E B U S H N E L L


Eat, Pray, Love E L I Z A B E T H G I L B E RT


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle BA R BA R A K I N G S O LV E R


Losing Mum & Pup C H R I S TO P H E R B U C K L E Y




Three Cups of Tea In her third year as a JLD member, E M I LY H O O P I N G A R N E R works part-time for a corporate event planning firm. She and her husband, Chad, have been married for eight years. Together they have a 2-year old daughter, Kate.




A Time to Get Creative BY LISA ANDERSON


Kids at the Interfaith Housing Coalition learn their way around the kitchen during a summer program.

“These are the times when smart people get creative. Look at the economy as an opportunity to really evaluate everything you do and how you do it.” – B R I A N BU RTO N , E X E C U T I V E D I R E C TO R , W I L K I N S O N C E N T E R


ver the last year, the demand for social services in Dallas has greatly increased while agencies have simultaneously faced shortfalls in charitable revenue. Many local agencies are reporting a 15 to 30 percent increase in calls for assistance, and some have reported as high as a 61 percent increase in the number of requests. There is also a marked increase in the number of two-parent families who are unable to provide basic necessities for their children. Brian Burton, executive director of the Wilkinson Center, calls it a “supernova explosion of need.”

who are looking for bridge funds to get them through profound but temporary crises. “These are educated, skilled people who have found themselves in an economic spiral,” says Cathy King, director of donor services at Interfaith Housing Coalition (IFHC). “First the job, then the car, then the lights, then the house…eventually, they simply exhaust their economic options.” Foundations are also facing new challenges. It is not uncommon for assets to be diminished by 20 to 25 percent. Donors are refining their grant processes, stiffening the criteria to obtain such grants, and then requiring agencies to demonstrate more formal ways of measuring impact. Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) reported that there are fewer unrestricted funds than ever before. People are looking for a way “to support something that is meaningful to them [personally] and that will produce meaningful outcomes for

The current state of the economy is not just requiring agencies to do more with less. The economic crisis has also created a new population of clients. Traditional programs, such as G.E.D. and basic computer skills courses, do not help the “situationally” poor


age return of over eight dollars in “direct, economic welfare benefits” is created. The study goes on to say that “each dollar of a foundation grant also produces indirect economic benefits by boosting employment and incomes…and new government revenues.”2

someone else,” says CFT President and CEO Brent Christopher. So what are agencies to do in this precarious situation? “These are the times when smart people get creative,” explains Burton. “Look at the economy as an opportunity to really evaluate everything you do and how you do it.” For example, the Wilkinson Center is offering summer tours for donors and the public. These tours allow people to observe the impact of their donation dollars firsthand. Another great example is the IFHC’s EQUIP Program, which provides early identification and intervention, including mentoring by JLD volunteers, for families at risk for homelessness. Additionally, CFT recently launched Donor Bridge, an easy way to learn about local charities that also connects supporters with nonprofits quickly and efficiently.

Last year, more than $1 million in grant money was provided to Dallas nonprofits by the JLD, which, in light of the study, represents more than $8 million in economic welfare benefit to the Dallas community. In addition, “for every dollar of support given to the JLD, we further increase the value of that dollar by three times, giving back an approximate $2 million value in uncompensated trained volunteer hours each year,” says JLD President Meredith Camp. That is a remarkable return on your donation dollars, particularly during these difficult economic times, and it’s all the more reason to continue to include the JLD in your giving plan (see page 14).

“The power of charitable giving is much higher than most people think,” Christopher notes. A recent study by Drs. Robert J. Shapiro and Aparna Mathur1 reported that, for every dollar provided in grants and support by private and community foundations, an aver-

1 Shapiro, R. and Mathur, A. (December 2008). The social and economic value of private and community foundations. Retrieved June 18, 2009 from http://www.philanthropycollaborative.org/FoundationStudy.pdf 2 Id. at paragraph 2, page 3.


Letters to the League B Y E M I LY H O O P I N G A R N E R

Grants for Innovative Teaching (GFIT) is a signature project of the Junior League of Dallas. Its purpose is to encourage and support excellence in teaching. Teachers within the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) can be awarded up to $1,500 to be used for innovative projects that are not provided for in school budgets.This year, Chase Bank and The Hillcrest Foundation will sponsor $75,000 worth of grants, to be distributed by the JLD. “Chase is enthusiasti-


Bluebonnet Brunches and Lone Star Lunches

Many thanks to the Junior League of Dallas for the excellent Grants for Innovative Teaching program! At Travis, we have been able to offer students experiences that would have been a challenge to implement without the Junior League’s support (the butterfly garden, Family Tech Night, lunchtime book clubs). I’m so grateful for the opportunity to talk books with my students and to give each participant a book for their personal libraries. Travis Vanguard and Academy appreciates the Junior League of Dallas’ vision for innovative education and is honored to have been selected as a grant recipient in 2008-2009. Susi Parks Grissom, Library Media Specialist

cally making this grant because the Innovative Teaching program generates a passion for learning among young people in Dallas,” said Anne Motsenbocker, President of Chase in Dallas. “Our goal at Chase is to make our community a better place to live, and Innovative Teaching does that brilliantly.” The following is a sample of some of the letters recent grant recipients have written to the JLD.

K . B. P O L K E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L

Unity for Our Community

I love the Junior League of Dallas, and I love this program! It makes it easy for me to be ambitious! Without Grants for Innovative Teaching, I would be a very sad, discouraged teacher. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! Kristen E. Rice, Art teacher

Photos from top: “Thank You” note from Jahnaisa at Roger Q. Mills Elementary School; clay work composition from a 4th grader at Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary School; A L B E RT S . J O H N S TO N E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L

C . A . TAT U M , J R . E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L

Books Build Brilliant Boys Book Club

Mathosaurs: Out with the Old, In with the New

Because of your generosity, “The Brilliant Boys This has been such a great project. My students Book Club” had phenomenal experiences. We had 20 have learned so much and had tons of fun. What I brilliant little minds eager to read books from various wanted to do was make math approachable and less genres.The brilliant boys were able to see how reading is intimidating. I wanted my students to enjoy math. I instrumental in providing a greater future by listening think we’ve done that, and I believe our TAKS scores Top: DISD teachers gather at JLD Headquarters to individuals from career fields such as the FBI and will reflect my students’ learning. This project allowed to receive their awards. Above: JLD President entrepreneurs.This program has influenced the other my students to approach math in a fun and engaging Meredith Camp (front row, second from left), Elaine Agather, Chairman of Chase Dallas (second manner. It allowed them to experience math concepts boys in our school to have high standards and view from right) and Michelle Thomas, Vice President learning as a positive perspective in life. Many commu- Global Philanthropy & Community Relations for and apply them in fun ways before they had to Chase (back row, second from left) with award nity leaders have expressed a desire to participate in our approach the abstract forms of a concept. I’ve seen recipients from James Madison High School. club because they see how powerfully building boys my students play the games and discuss the activities academically as well as socially and emotionally can impact our world. and seen how they learned from the game to successfully solve math We appreciate the Junior League of Dallas and your commitment to problems. My students transferred their learning; that is one of the serving others in securing a better tomorrow. Your kindness proves that you most impressive indications that this project has been successful. care for the world and truly believe in attaining excellence from all children. Due to the popularity with students and the improvement in math Sharanza Williams, Librarian skills, I fully intend to implement this project again next year. Thank you! Julia Persky, 3rd grade teacher


artwork from a student at North Dallas High School.

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Destination Reading – Bon Voyage!

Thank you, Junior League, for this wonderful grant! My fourth grade students are better readers because of this grant. Every novel we read was enhanced for the students, and it was sheer joy for them to “travel to that place.” The students learned lots of new vocabulary, explored many interesting places, met numerous characters and gained an overall love and appreciation for reading. This creative and involved reading experience has been priceless! Thank you, Barbara Martin, 4th grade teacher Photos from top: “Thank You” note from Daisy at Sidney Lanier Elementary School; Artwork from a student at North Dallas High School.


Sustainer Update B Y S H AC I E RO G E R S

The Junior League of Dallas boasts a remarkable group of Sustaining members.These women have transitioned from Active to Sustainer status in either age or years served; not only do they continue to positively impact the Dallas community, but their dedication to philanthropic endeavors benefits our entire nation. Profiled below are three remarkable women who stand out for the mark they have already made and continue to make on our Dallas community.

Jill C. Bee

only a few of the notable organizations touched by her astute leadership and selfless service. “Jill has a unique ability to be a 2 0 0 9 S U S TA I N E R O F T H E Y E A R hard worker, an encouraging leader and always a supportive Each year, the Sustainer of the Year Award is given to a Sustaining friend,” says JLD member and Community Partners of Dallas member of the Junior League of Dallas who best exemplifies the Executive Director Paige McDaniel. League’s established principles. The award “Anytime Jill becomes involved with an recipient selflessly demonstrates outstanding organization, you can be sure that it will be volunteer service and continuous dedication well-run and truly mission-focused.” to the JLD and the Dallas community. Since 1994, Bee has dedicated countJill Bee typifies the model community volless hours to Susan G. Komen for the unteer in Dallas and has for more than 20 Cure, serving in leadership roles for both years. Bee’s ongoing commitment to service the national headquarters and the Dallas and leadership in the Dallas community is County affiliate. In 1975, Bee lost her truly remarkable, making her an easy choice mother to breast cancer, making her comfor the 2009 Sustainer of the Year Award. mitment to the Komen mission a personal She is a Dallas native and has been a memone. She has assisted numerous breast canber of the JLD for 19 years. Among her cer patients and their families by drawing many placements, she recalls most enjoying from her own experiences as she answers her placements as Imprinters Chair (a fulltheir calls into the Komen Helpline. scale stationery and gift store, now called the Bee’s JLD honor is only one of the shoppe and located at JLD Headquarters) recent awards bestowed upon her that in and Provisional Chair. “Imprinters was a recognition of her remarkable leadership. great place to meet Actives and a wonderful She was honored as the BMW Local Hero way to contribute the needed funds for the by BMW of North America and Susan G. community program,” she says. “As Komen for the Cure Award in 2000; she Jill C. Bee, 2009 Sustainer of the Year Provisional Chair, I was blessed with an was also awarded the President’s Call to “Anytime Jill becomes involved incredible committee that planned a stimuService Award (Lifetime) in 2004 from the lating year to introduce our new members to with an organization, you can be President’s Council on Service and Civic the League and the community; I also loved sure that it will be well-run and Participation for her volunteer work. In the interaction with the Provisionals - it’s still truly mission-focused.” 2005, Bee received the Legacy Award fun today when people come up and say, – Paige McDaniel given by the Tanner Companies, and in ‘You were my Provisional Chair.’” 2006, she was granted the Lyda Bunker Hunt Novice Award Bee’s commitments as a member of the JLD are part of a much from the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club. larger volunteer resume. Artreach, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Jill Bee truly touches each and every organization she serves Equest, Children’s Medical Center, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and always gives selflessly of her time and talents. When Jill is Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Community Partners of Dallas, not giving her time generously to her community, she serves as Gilda’s Club North Texas, Camp Jubilee Sickle Cell Camp, The the General Manager of Colmena Ranch Management. Senior Source and the Jim and Joanie Hatcher Charitable Trust are


Ruth Sharp Altshuler

Laura Bush



Recently referred to as “The Ultimate Grande Dame of Philanthropy in Dallas,” Ruth Sharp Altshuler is endlessly committed to the Dallas community. A lifetime Dallas resident, Altshuler joined the Junior League of Dallas in 1950. She served as JLD President from 1961-1962 and considers that time to be one of her most memorable placements as an Active member. Reflecting upon her first years in the League, Altshuler recalls how volunteering gave her “a sense of purpose and direction.” Having never worked outside of the home, community service became a calling. It was through this calling that she received exposure to various philanthropic causes and agencies in need. Her service endeavors outside of the League are numerous; serving as the chair of the board of trustees for Southern Methodist University and the campaign chair for the United Way (the first woman ever to hold both of those positions) are two of her most noteworthy accomplishments. Altshuler currently serves as the vice chairman of the board for the Southwestern Medical Foundation and is also Ruth Sharp Altshuler the co-founder and honorary chair of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (the DCAC’s Swiss Avenue main building holds the name “Ruth’s House” to honor her endless dedication). Yet another cause very dear to Altshuler’s heart is the Salvation Army. She is a life member of the Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board; each November, her Preston Hollow home serves as the home base for a food drive organized by her own initiative. Friends and community partners line up Laura Bush at her home, donating enough food to fill 40 vans for distribution to local food banks and people in need just in time for Thanksgiving. Altshuler’s service and generosity certainly have not gone unnoticed. She is one of only two JLD members to be honored with the AJLI Mary Harriman Community Leadership Award; she was also the recipient of the 1982 Linz Award for a lifetime commitment to service. In 2008, Altshuler received the Woodrow Wilson Award from The Smithsonian Institute and was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Library of Congress Trust. She was also appointed by Secretary of State Colin Powell to the U.S. Commission to UNESCO. Altshuler has served as a trustee for The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries since 2002. Ruth Sharp Altshuler’s name is synonymous with philanthropic giving and community service. Ask anyone involved in the Dallas community to name a shining star of Dallas, and her name is guaranteed to be mentioned.

The Junior League of Dallas is graced with some of the nation’s finest Sustaining members, including former First Lady Laura Bush. Mrs. Bush has served the Junior League as an Active and Sustaining member in numerous cities including Midland, Austin and now Dallas. She and the former President are settling into the Dallas community and looking forward to renewing friendships and exploring service opportunities. Mrs. Bush knows firsthand the impact that service, leadership and philanthropic support have, not only on a local level but on national and global levels as well. Her tireless commitment to global literacy exposed her to the power of volunteering during the National Book Festival in Washington. She recalls the dedication of the Junior League of Washington, D.C., which consistently supplied well over 100 volunteers to the National Book Festival each year. “We couldn’t have run the National Book Festival without a big army of volunteers,” she notes, “and they were a big part of that.” As our nation faces economic challenges, Mrs. Bush emphasizes that it is “more important than ever” to serve the community and its many nonprofit organizations. At a time when donations typically decline, nonprofit organizations rely heavily upon the funds, service hours and quality leadership the Junior League famously provides. The former First Lady commends the JLD for its commitment to the extensive leadership training for its members. She acknowledges that many JLD Sustainers now hold positions as chairs and presidents of the board in almost every nonprofit agency across the city of Dallas. “These influential leaders were trained as young women in the League and continue to positively impact the Dallas community,” she notes. Mrs. Bush was able to benefit from this same type of quality training during her Active years with the Junior League of Midland. She joined the League in 1979 and remained Active in Midland until she transferred her Sustaining membership to Dallas, then Austin and, ultimately, back to Dallas. She recalls some of her favorite placements as being Recording Secretary and serving in the Next to New thrift shop that her mother-inlaw, Barbara Bush, founded. She and former President George W. Bush are very happy to be back in Dallas and “look forward being a part of the community.” She hopes that, as the Bush Library and Institute are completed, they will be able to partner with the JLD on issues that impact women locally and abroad. Mrs. Bush acknowledges the many service opportunities the JLD has to offer its Sustainers and looks forward to serving as a member of the Junior League of Dallas.


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are offered on Monday evenings in September, November, January, March and May, as well as Tuesday during the lunch hour in September and January.

A primary component of the Junior League of Dallas’ mission is to develop the potential of women. What better way to develop a member’s knowledge of community issues then through education? That’s why the JLD holds monthly General Membership and Group Meetings at its Headquarters facility. “These meetings are a great training opportunity for our members, allowing them to hear about a wide variety of issues from many different perspectives,” notes Training Vice President Joanna Clarke.

In contrast, Group Meetings focus more on special interest and personal enrichment topics; meeting coordinators design these events for smaller audiences (40–200 attendees). Offered on alternating months with General Membership Meetings (in October, December, February and April), there typically are four to eight meeting options from which to choose. Group Meeting topics can range from leadership to planned giving, floral arrangement to getting your closets organized.

Education Committee Meeting Directors work diligently to secure top speakers, such as community leaders and local businesspeople willing to share their time with the League. The committee’s objective is to provide a diverse array of speakers, with wide-ranging topics that are of interest to the JLD membership.

The 2009-2010 year started strong in September with an evening meeting featuring Liz Murray, internationally The Education Committee starts collaborating with recognized heroine of the Lifetime movie Homeless to Liz Murray, September 2009 potential speakers in late spring. “We know the appetite General Membership Meeting Harvard. Murray described living on the streets as a Speaker, and JLD President of the League has grown for opportunities to hear from teen; remarkably, she finished high school and went on Meredith Camp some of Dallas’ most influential leaders and philanthroto college. Additionally, JLD Sustainer and fundraiser pists, yet balance out the year with smaller personal-interest meetings extraordinaire Caren Prothro provided a fascinating review of the jourthat let you escape from the stress of the daily grind,” says Education ney to establish the new AT&T Performing Arts Center. In November, Chair Kristie Leatherberry. “Our goal is to find meetings that will 2009 Linz Award winner Ron Steinhart shared his inspiring philosoappeal to the ever-growing diverse membership.” phy on the importance of volunteer service in the Dallas community. General Membership Meetings provide training in a large group setting; these meetings usually have close to 500 JLD attendees with a single high-profile speaker. General Membership Meetings

Whether attending a General Membership Meeting or a Group Meeting, attendees leave feeling inspired by the power of change that one individual can have on his or her community.


In September 2009, the Junior League of Dallas was honored with a resolution at a meeting of the Dallas County Commissioners Court; the resolution declared September 29 to be Junior League of Dallas Day in Dallas County.

all the other agencies that they serve in our community.”

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price presented the resolution during the Commissioners Court meeting and praised the Top to bottom: JLD President Meredith Camp thanks the Dallas County Commissioners League for its work in the commuCourt on behalf of the League for their recognition of our ser vice to the community; Dallas The JLD was nominated for this nity. “The JLD is the definition of County Commissioner John Wiley Price (center) and 305th District Court Judge Cher yl Lee Shannon (third from right) expressed their appreciation to JLD members during a recephonor by Dallas CASA (Courtreal volunteerism and has been for tion held prior to the resolution presentation. Photos: Kristina Bowman Appointed Special Advocates), an years,” he said. “When we think organization of volunteers who serve as voices for abused and negabout women volunteers in our community, we think about the JLD. lected children in court to help them find safe, permanent homes. Each one of you is important in our community.” Dallas CASA has been part of the JLD’s Community Program for several years; CASA volunteers are trained and supervised to make recJudge Cheryl Lee Shannon of the 305th District Court also expressed ommendations that help judges decide what is best for each child. her admiration for the work done by League volunteers. “We appreciate the work you do because you do it not out of obligation, but out “We are so pleased to partner with the Junior League of Dallas in proof your heart’s passion to volunteer,” she said. “Volunteerism derives viding support for such an important issue,” Dallas CASA Executive from what is within us and we can’t make a difference without it.” Director Beverly Levy said. “JLD volunteers have been instrumental in helping provide abused and neglected children with the support and “We are incredibly honored to receive this recognition from the hope they need to make it through a frightening, uncertain time.” Dallas County Commissioners Court,” said JLD President Meredith Levy added, “The JLD is a gift to the community. They have never Camp. “It is a privilege to work with Dallas CASA and our other sought recognition, and we are honored to have this opportunity to community partners to improve the lives of citizens in need say thank you. We are humbled by what the JLD does for CASA and throughout Dallas County.”


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