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of service to the dallas community In 1922, ten forward thinking women founded the Junior League of Dallas with a shared purpose of serving the community. 90 years later, their legacy of service lives on.

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contents Special 90th Anniversary Feature Articles

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Leaders Serving Dallas: An Anniversary Tribute Honoring our Past Presidents Ninety Years of Impact The History of the JLD: 1922 to Present

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Letter from the President Letter from the Editor JLD Board of Directors Community Advisory Board JLD Fundraising Donor Recognition

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Issue Areas & Recipient Agencies The 50th Annual JLD Ball A Decade of Leadership T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute Financial Report

A Letter from Junior League of Dallas President

“I just can’t Susan Wells imagine Dallas without us.” As we begin our 90th Anniversar y celebration, I can’t help but think about how different our city would be without the tireless efforts of the many women who have served and trained with the Junior League of Dallas (JLD). You will find some of the most visible monuments of the formidable leadership of JLD members in the evolution of our Arts District. To be sure, it took untold hours of work by many to make each of these things happen, but in the early going, a Junior League member led the charge. Bess Enloe and Ruth Altshuler, two of our elder stateswomen, launched the Arts District in the mid-90’s with about $3,000, 2


the occasional help of a friend’s executive assistant and the conviction that Dallas could be and should be a world leader in the Arts. Later, Caren Prothro, another Sustainer, led a successful capital campaign for this initiative during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Next spring, The Park, a new green space above Woodall Rodgers, will welcome our community. As President of the Woodall Rodgers Foundation, Linda Owens, a Sustainer, is leading the development of this amazing project.

For me, it is almost impossible to imagine downtown Dallas without the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and, very soon, The Park. As I try to comprehend the impact of the Junior League of Dallas over the last 90 years, I just can’t imagine Dallas without us. Can you?

From the Editor of DallaCite

Jaclyn Amend

O = PDNAAUA=N !=HH=O NAOE@AJP =J@ êNOP year Active member of the Junior League of Dallas (JLD), I am continuously learning about our city, our leaders and our community’s civic organizations. Serving as the 2011-2012 DallaCite Editor in our 90th year has afforded me the unique opportunity to learn about the history of the JLD and the organization’s impact on this north Texas community since our founding in 1922. I have discovered that, over the past 90 years, the JLD has undoubtedly made Dallas a better place to learn, live and work. The positive impact on our community is a testament to the caliber of women who choose to become EJRKHRA@ SEPD PDEO KNC=JEV=PEKJ =J@ PK PDA high quality volunteer programs and effective leadership training provided through the League. From the impact of Kids in the Kitchen, a unique Junior League cooking and nutritional health education afterschool program offered through partner providers and sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, to the 41 community projects for whom the JLD provides funding and volunteers, KQN ?KIIQJEPU >AJAêPO BNKI PDA SKNG KB the League and its dedicated members.

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-E?GAJO)A=@ANODEL&JOPEPQPA=NADAHLEJCPK mold women leaders in Dallas. Not only do these leadership efforts help ensure the future success of our city, but they also enrich the lives of our members. I know I am joined by many when I say that I am truly excited to be a part of the future KB PDEO KNC=JEV=PEKJ =J@ HKKG BKNS=N@ PK contributing toward this growing impact in the years to come.

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Leaders Serving Dallas A DallaCite Special 90th Anniversary Tribute BY EMILY HOAD

In 1922, Dallas was comprised of 160,000 citizens. Women had earned the right to vote only two years earlier. It was in this environment that 10 forward-thinking women, determined to enrich the Dallas community, founded the 22nd Junior League in the United States. The forty Charter Members of the Junior League of Dallas (JLD) devoted themselves to serving children and the handicapped. Ninety years later, the JLD is 5,283 women strong as we celebrate our storied history of service to Dallas.


HONORING OUR LEADERS AT THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON On Tuesday, November 15, the JLD officially celebrated 90 years with a special luncheon honoring some of our most outstanding leaders. Past President Lyda Hill was honored with the fourth JLD Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given every five years to recognize an outstanding Junior League of Dallas Sustaining member. Recipients demonstrate extraordinary service to the community and exemplify the JLD goal of promoting voluntarism and improving the community through service, effective action and leadership. 4


“I am honored to join the previous winners of this award whom I have worked with, learned from and admired for many, many years,” said Hill. “The Junior League of Dallas was a training ground for both my volunteer and private sector lives. Blending the two gave me the especially rewarding opportunity to give back to my friends, my neighbors and my entire community.” Every year, Sustainers celebrate one of their own – someone who has gone above and beyond for the community. This year, Lori Whitlow was named Sustainer of the Year. “Junior League has allowed me to see the needs in our community and where I fit into the puzzle. The League lets you make a

tangible difference. When I think about all the Sustainers in our community, I’m very overwhelmed and humbled to have been chosen,” shared Lori. Jennifer Tobin, Chair of the 90th Anniversary Luncheon explained, “This event provided our members with the opportunity to learn about the history of our organization and celebrate those who have given so much to so many throughout the years. The luncheon reminds us of the hard work, dedication and legacy of those who have come before us. It is because of these women that we can continue our 90 year tradition of making Dallas a better place.”

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN As we celebrate our past, the JLD is also planting seeds for the next 90 years with the 90 x 90 Challenge. The program asks every member to give 90 hours of community service (50 percent more than the annual requirement) and $90 to the JLD for two special initiatives: an all-women home build for a family from New Friends New Life (NFNL) in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and a $90,000 anniversary gift to the Letot Girls’ Residential Treatment Center. ALL-WOMEN PROJECT BUILDS FAMILY HOME With our 90th Anniversary Service Project, an all-women team will create a home for a very special family. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, JLD volunteers will build a home from March through May of 2012 for a deserving client family of NFNL. “We have an important opportunity to help those whose lives have been ravaged by the sex trade industry. With this project, every JLD member can make a lasting difference,” said Nikki Webb, 90th Anniversary Chair. A significant number of women who come to NFNL began work in the sex industry as children and are victims of trafficking. Often times, these women have extremely limited life choices and struggle with abuse, addiction and poverty. In addition, 85 percent of these women have children themselves. NFNL transforms the lives of these women and children through education, job training, interim financial assistance and spiritual support. In 2010, New Friends New Life served approximately 300 women and children in the North Texas community. “This donation of JLD volunteer hours will provide not only shelter to a family in need, but also freedom to women seeking a new life,” said Katie Pedigo, executive director of NFNL.

A GIFT FOR GIRLS’ FUTURE The second part of our special anniversary efforts helps to lead the way to a brighter future for some very special women. Our $90,000 gift helps fund the Letot Girls’ Residential Tre a t m e n t C e n te r, which will provide highly specialized, long-term residential treatment for abused and neglected girls. The program protects these girls from adult abusers, while building the self-esteem and personal skills needed to successfully re-integrate into our community. “ We w a n t e d t o fund something permanent that we could point to as part of our 90th Anniversary Celebration. The Letot Girls’ Residential Treatment Center addresses a growing problem in our community in a lasting way. It also embraces our past involvement with the Letot Center, as well as looks to the future,” said Webb. The Letot Center began in 1979 as a coeducational, short-term program for troubled youth through a partnership between the Dallas County Juvenile Department, the Dallas Independent School District and the JLD. “On any given night there are 400 girls on the street in Dallas County. By creating the Letot Girls’ Residential Treatment Center through our unique public-private sector partnership, Dallas will be leading the nation and providing a model for addressing

The Girls’ Residential Treatment Center, will be housed in a new two-story, 55,000 square foot facility which will be built on the corner of Denton Drive and Lombardy, adjacent to the existing Letot Center.

the exploitation of girls,” said Caren Prothro, president emeritus of the Letot Center Capital Foundation and Sustainer of the JLD. “Through the generous support of the Junior League of Dallas, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of giving these girls a safe and caring place to rebuild their lives.” A TIME TO LOVE, SERVE AND LEAD For 90 years, the JLD has continued the mission of our original 40 members. Through their time, talents and energy, tens-ofthousands of members over the years have led the way in creating a better community. “This year is about stretching ourselves in giving and service to propel the League into the next 90 years,” said JLD President, Susan Wells.

dynamic. dedicated. tirelessly giving. Junior League of Dallas 2011-2012 Board of Directors













FINANCIAL VICE PRESIDENT A JLD member for more than 10 years, Sharon describes herself as a "what you see is what you get”-type of person, which has no doubt helped her achieve great success as an attorney with Higier, Allen & Lautin, P.C. Sharon has found great value in the various leadership assessments taken throughout her career, including the Birkman Personality Assessment given to JLD leadership and made possible by the T. Boone Pickens Foundation grant. At 90, Sharon wants to look back at her life, and in the words of Jimmy Bu9et, say, ƕ...some of it’s magic, some of it’s tragic, but I had a good life all the way.”

COMMUNICATIONS VICE PRESIDENT In addition to serving as a marketing director at Dr Pepper Snapple Group and her commitment to the JLD, Allison serves on the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA, the SMU Cox School of Business Mentor Board, the DMA Junior Associates and The Children’s Trust. Allison has learned that it is more rewarding to coach others and watch them earn deserved recognition than to complete a task oneself. Allison aims to make an impact through mentoring others, while partnering with her husband, Corbin, to inspire their children, Lila and Nolan, to work hard, be grateful and give back.

RECORDING SECRETARY April has been a member of the League since her Provisional year in 2005 and she considers herself fortunate to be part of the inaugural year of the T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute. She believes leadership is a journey of constant improvement accomplished by listening to others, learning from their experiences and recognizing your personal strengths and weaknesses as you grow in your e9ectiveness to serve others. April hopes to inspire others to have a passion to work hard to achieve their personal goals and have a positive in:uence on the community.

PRESIDENT-ELECT Aimee has been a member of the Junior League of Dallas for ten years. She is also an owner of G&G Pizza Partners, Inc., a company she and her husband Paul established when they were granted the Dallas-area development rights for GattiTown and Gatti’s Pizza restaurants. Aimee hopes to share her love of the Dallas community with her children so they become familiar with the same joy and ful7llment she has experienced through her volunteer work with the JLD.

TRAINING VICE PRESIDENT In addition to her current role, Laura has held numerous leadership positions in her 15 years with the JLD. She is also a devoted wife and mother. The League has taught Laura that leadership development is a life-long learning process. She 7nds it exciting to empower others to use their talents to accomplish JLD goals while helping them achieve and improve as civic leaders and community volunteers.

DEVELOPMENT VICE PRESIDENT Lauren keeps busy through her work as a commercial real estate appraiser as well as through her involvement with the Dallas Children’s Theater, LaunchAbility and Community Partners of Dallas. Through the JLD, Lauren has learned it is necessary to listen to those you not only serve, but also lead, in order to continue to develop as a leader and best meet the needs of the organization. She also hopes to be remembered as being a good mother and wife who provided inspiration for her peers to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

ADMINISTRATIVE VICE PRESIDENT Melissa works in human resources for a global commercial real estate 7rm. A JLD member for more than 7ve years, she gained invaluable guidance and leadership skills by participating in the inaugural year of the T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute in 2009 and 2010. Melissa and her husband, Tim, recently welcomed their 7rst child, Amelia, in July.

PRESIDENT In addition to her career as an estate planning attorney and principal of the Wells Firm, Susan has volunteered with Genesis Women’s Alliance since 2004 and served as president of the Alliance in 2009-2010. She is also a member of Attorneys Serving the Community. Throughout Susan's many leadership positions in the League, she has learned that inspiring others to service and showing appreciation for a job well done is vital to maximizing the results of the JLD volunteers.

PLANNING VICE PRESIDENT Meredith has spent 10 active years in the League and has developed skills to put people in positions to succeed by identifying their strengths and realizing what motivates them. Meredith wants to be remembered as being consistently involved in her community, seeking out and responding to key needs while loving, serving and building relationships with those around her. She and her husband, Matt, have a 4-year-old daughter.

SUSTAINING ADVISOR In addition to the JLD, Susan also contributes her time to the Genesis Alliance Board and Highland Park Intermediate School PTA where she 7lled the presidential role in 2010. A key lesson Susan has learned in the JLD is to “Listen, listen, listen and then (just when you think you have heard enough) listen some more!” This lesson proved impactful during her stint as League President in 2007. Susan’s role model is a dear friend, Lisa, who is battling breast cancer who gets up each day with a positive, can-do spirit and inspires Susan to appreciate everything in life.

COMMUNITY VICE PRESIDENT Professionally, Wendy works for US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management as a Market Investment Director. Philanthropically, she serves on the board of CitySquare, a faith-based organization serving the needs of underprivileged children and adults in Dallas County; as well as a board member for New Friends New Life, helping women and children improve their lives. Wendy holds a private pilot’s license and lives in Highland Park with her husband and two daughters. She hopes her children develop the desire to give back and that their values re:ect her e9orts to make community service a priority.

MEMBERSHIP VICE PRESIDENT Cindy has been a member of the League since 1999. Though she never would have pictured herself on the Board 10 years ago, she credits the League for providing her with the training and con7dence to take on those positions. Cindy believes if she can convince just one other woman to volunteer and impact her city and citizens, she will have made a legacy.

1921-23 Eva Trezevant O'Neill 1923-25 Effie Bagnell Hughes 1925-26 Dorothy Doran Walker 1926-27 Annette Campbell O'Donnell

1927-28 Mary Batts Aldredge Married to Sawnie Aldrege, Dallas Mayor 1921-1923 | In 1965, led a group of citizens to save the Millermore Home, a historic Oak Cliff mansion threatened with demolition, which led to the creation of the Dallas County Heritage Society

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1928-29 Mary Olive Gardere 1929-30 Jessie B. Schoellkopf 1930-31 Madie Dealy Moroney 1931-32 Mary Catterall Swain 1932-33 Alice Muse Diggs 1933-34 Johnnie Link Malone 1934-35 Ethel Townsend Coke

1961-62 Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler

1935-36 Annella Slaughter Bauer Born on Worth Street | Founder and life board member of The Visiting Nurses Association

1935-37 Gertrude Aldredge Shelburne 1937-39 Brooksie Smith Patrick

1939-40 Nancy Boggess Seay Attended The Hockaday School Attended Smith College | Worked at the Dallas Morning News after college | While traveling late in life, interned in Cairo during the 1973 Israeli-Egyptian War | Bridge enthusiast

The Visitin g Nurses A ssociation at work in the 1930s

1939-41 Helen Carroll Carter 1941-43 Maxey Carter Reeves 1943-44 MayBeth Thompson Moore 1944-45 Isabel Cranfill Campbell 1945-46 Betty Aldredge Slater

1946-47 Frances Francis McCord 1947-48 Betty Moore Chambers 1948-49 Mary Frances Cunningham Yancey 1949-50 Betsy Bentley Shapard Yost 1950-51 Helen Jane Tilley Austin 1951-52 Margaret Abernathy Pace 1952-53 Frances Dyckman Newsome 1953-54 Nancy Old Mercer 1954-55 “Sugar” Gertrude Bourne Long 1955-56 Mary Nell Cullum Clampitt 1956-57 Barbara Browne Martindale 1957-58 Dorothy Harris Savage 1958-59 “Dee” Dorothy Dann Collins Torbert 1959-60 Dorothy “Dot” Long Cousins 1960-61 Nancy Penn Penson Raised on Swiss Avenue | First woman to chair the SMU Board of Trustees | Recipient of the JLD Lifetime Achievement Award | First person in America to receive all three honors: Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year from the National Society of Fundraising Executives, The National Alexis de Tocqueville Award from United Way and Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges | Member of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame | Recipient of The Linz Award

1962-63 Jane Hargett Waters 1963-64 Mary Lynn Aldredge McEntire 1964-65 Kay Harrington Gilbert 1965-66 Florence “Flo” Leachman Wiedemann 1966-67 Mary Lou Myers Wiggins 1967-68 Sally Freeman McKenzie 1968-69 Sally Muire Wood

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Honoring OUR PAST Presidents

1969-70 Rita Crocker Clements

Graduate of The Hockaday School | Attended Wellesley and The University of Texas | Married Governor William P. Clements in 1975 | Oversaw the restoration of the 1875 Texas Governor’s Mansion

1970-71 Paula Meredith Mosle 1971-72 Joan “Joanie” Matthews Slaughter 1972-73 Ann Duckett Reed 1973-74 Sally “Cissie” Edmondson Sparkman 1974-75 Sissy Wynne Thompson 1975-76 Linda Harris McElroy Gibbons 1976-77 Carolyn Burns Foxworth 1977-78 Pat Brust Deal 1978-79 Linda Pitts Custard Gover 1979-80 Gail Meletio Madden nor C 1980-81 Elizabeth “Libba” Shatto Massey lemen and R ts ita Cl 1981-82 Peggy Seay Oglesby Allison after the in ements 1982-83 Lyda Hunt Hill augra 1983-84 Nancy Clements Seay tion 1984-85 Rue Howell Henry 1985-86 Janet Kerr Smith 1993-94 Lydia Haggar Novakov 1986-87 Peggy Anderson Carr 1994-95 Janet Baird Quisenberry 1987-88 Sally Thompson McPherson 1995-96 Debbie Engstrom Scripps 1988-89 Jennifer Brown Alexander 1996-97 Debby Shepherd Robinson 1989-90 Betty Waller Martin 1997-98 Deborah Ethridge Sutton 1990-91 Karen Livesay Shuford 1998-99 Connie Blass O'Neill 1991-92 Anne Mewhinney Monning 1999-20 Helen C. Holman 1992-93 Mary Dennis Henrich

2000-01 Rebecca Willey Odlozil 2001-02 Jan Robinson Baldwin 2002-03 Debbie LaRash Oates 2003-04 Mary Denton Meier 2004-05 Pamela McCreath Perella 2005-06 Christie Gayden Carter

2006-07 Lynn Horak McBee

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She is the great, great, great, great granddaughter of Emily Austin, sister of Stephen F. Austin | Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Film Society | Chairwoman of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Opening Ceremony | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Tocqueville Society Chairwoman | Chairwoman Emeritus of the Board of Directors for Visiting Nurses Association

2007-08 Susan Sander McSherry 2008-09 Christina Wohlert Norris 2009-10 Meredith Ford Camp 2010-11 Leigh Anne Cloud Haugh 2011-12 Susan Wells

2011-2012 Junior League of Dallas

Community Advisory Board



Parkland Health and Hospital System

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bank of Texas





President and Chief Executive Officer Communities Foundation of Texas

President Center for Nonprofit Management

Community Volunteer and Philanthropist

Dallas Mayor



Director Business Leadership Center SMU Cox School of Business DallaCite







Community Volunteer

Chairman of the Board TDIndustries

Senior Vice President and Senior Philanthropic Manager Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Director of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility Mary Kay Inc.


News Anchor WFAA-TV

Dallas Region President JPMorgan Chase

Founder, CEO and Managing Principal Ryan

Director, Community Affairs T. Boone Pickens Foundation


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Murray Media

WILLIAM SOLOMON Former Chief Executive Officer Austin Industries

J. McDONALD "DON" WILLIAMS Founder and Chairman The Foundation for Community Empowerment

JOEL JO EL T T. AL ALLI ALLISON, LISO SON N F FACHE ACHE AC HE President and CEO Baylor Health Care System

Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs Comerica Bank, Texas Market








Dallas Citizens Council, Dallas Regional Chamber and Dallas Education Foundation

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Plan Fund and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

Operation Kindness, City of Dallas Animal Shelter Commission and HeROs Auxiliary to Genesis Women’s Shelter

American Cancer Society Dallas and High Plains Board, Texas State Board of Nursing, University of OK College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors


“I feel that the Junior League is a very e9ective, quality organization that delivers many excellent services to our community.”

...“like Comerica, their work in the Dallas community helps people to be successful.”

...“few other organizations have the impact that it does. The breadth of the organization is truly unique.”

“Junior League and its members are committed to making a di9erence in the community with talents, time and resources.”

I want to be remembered for “making a contribution to improving the quality of health care in our region.”

I want to be remembered as a “good citizen and great father.”

I want to be remembered as a "long-serving judge who was fair and just on the bench, and who 'gave back' to his profession and community o9 the bench.”

I would like to be remembered as an “individual who cared about my community and contributed to changes that positively impacted the lives of children and youth... and for my role as a grandmother, mother and wife.”











Earning by Learning of Dallas, Heroes for Children and the American Heart Association

Dallas Women’s Foundation, Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy and Urban League of Greater Dallas Young Professionals

Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, The King Foundation and Big Thought

The Catholic Foundation, Jesuit College Preparatory School, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

Children’s Eye Foundation and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra

“UHC’s a8liation with the Kids in the Kitchen program has exposed me to the great work that the JLD does in the community. This exposure has inspired me to further support the JLD”

“I respect the important work being done by the JLD in our community and I admire JLD leaders for their commitment to volunteer excellence.”

... "of my admiration for the work and dedication of these young women.”

“I have served on charitable boards in Dallas for more than 20 years and, in each case, have been extremely impressed with the JLD’s work with the agency.”

...“it is a well run organization, has an impact on many lives and has a great image and has really re-invented itself.”

I want to be remembered for being “a compassionate and loving husband and father; a business leader that inspired those he touched to be their best and an asset to the community in which he worked and lived.”

I want to be remembered for “mentoring and creating opportunities for young professionals.”

I want to be remembered for “assisting in the development of Dallas as a world Cultural Center.”

I want to be remembered as “an honest person and good husband and father.”

I want to be remembered for “inventing a new way to look at communication.”



CEO UnitedHealthcare

President Howland PR, Inc.

Arts Consultant

Partner Thompson & Knight, LLP


Managing Partner Patti Clapp Consulting

President Spaeth Communications





Dallas residents have recently witnessed the creation of two significant landmarks that will forever change the skyline and landscape of our city. The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge links West Dallas and North Oak Cliff with downtown and The Park will soon serve as a 5.2-acre community park and public green space over Woodall Rodgers Freeway, linking the downtown Central Business District with the businesses and residents of Uptown. Each of these new landmarks is significantly tied to the Junior League of Dallas (JLD). The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is named for a former Sustainer and mother of

Lyda Hill, who championed the construction of the bridge joining South Dallas with the rest of our community. Linda Owen, a former Board Member of the League, today serves as the president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation and is charged with developing and operating The Park. The JLD continually provides its members with the training and leadership skills to expand and deepen their community influence. In this anniversary year, as we look back at a few of the other significant contributions League members have made to Dallas over the past 90 years, we find ourselves wondering just what our city would look like without these landmarks and organizations. We are grateful to the women behind these agencies who have helped mold our city into what it is today and we are eager to see the future contributions of League members in their ongoing effort to positively impact the Dallas community.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS OF DALLAS While many citizens want to believe child abuse takes place outside of their own community, staggering statistics show that thousands of abused and neglected children are in desperate need of help right in our own backyard. Community Partners of Dallas is focused on ensuring safety and restoring hope to these children by providing support and resources to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services (CPS). Last year, more than 16,000 children were assisted by the six care programs provided by Community Partners of Dallas. When a child is removed from their home, it is not always possible to grab toothbrushes, clothes or a beloved teddy bear to take with them on their new journey. The Rainbow Room, which earned its name from the rainbow painted in the hallway by League volunteers, is an emergency resource DallaCite


The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, named for a former JLD Sustainer and mother of, Lyda Hill, this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

center that provides critically needed items for children entering the care of CPS. In addition to meeting a child’s immediate needs, the Kids in Crisis program provides funds for children’s clothing, transportation, therapy and enrichment activities such as music lessons, housing and medical expenses. As a result of widespread community support, Community Partners of Dallas was named the “Outstanding Volunteer Organization of the Year” by the Volunteer Center in Dallas. Because of resounding success in assisting both children in need and Dallas County CPS workers, Community Partners of Dallas’ programs have been replicated across the state, and Rainbow Rooms and Adopt-A-Caseworker programs have been replicated in more than 135 cities across the state. THE JLD WOMEN BEHIND COMMUNITY PARTNERS OF DALLAS

In 1989, then Active JLD Members Emy Lou Baldridge and Mimi Huey received a request they weren’t expecting: the local Dallas County Child Protective Services and the Youth Services Advisory Board were in need of a volunteer group to help neglected children, and they felt Baldridge and Huey could make it happen. “We interviewed as many people as we could to make sure we created what was really needed,” said Huey. “And it just took off.” Before Community Partners of Dallas was created, caseworkers had to make several phone calls to acquire the necessary donated supplies to care for the children. Baldridge and Huey knew there was a more efficient way to gather these resources. Hence, The Rainbow Room was created where caseworkers could collect the items they needed any time of day. It wasn’t always an easy road; the ladies admit that securing volunteers isn’t always easy since the stories of the children they assist are so heartbreaking. They insist, however, that everyone who chooses to volunteer is hooked after walking in the door. After a few years of delivering service, Community Partners of Dallas was having such a significant impact that former JLD member and then-First Lady of Texas Laura Bush provided assistance to expand Community Partners programs throughout the state. Some of that credit, Baldridge said, also belongs to the 26 Texas-based Junior League chapters who adopted their cause and helped replicate the program.

Photo by Jered E. Widmer

“Junior League spread the word and gave us energy,” Huey said.


To this day, the ladies are amazed at what has been accomplished over the years and by the great success of Community Partners of Dallas in assisting children in the area. It has been made possible through the teamwork, community partnerships and countless volunteer hours poured into the cause. “I guess it was just meant to be,” Huey said.

Each year, Genesis Women’s Shelter houses 650 women and children in their quest to end the epidemic of domestic violence. GENESIS WOMEN’S SHELTER Genesis Women’s Shelter began in 1985 after Shelter Ministries of Dallas recognized the unique needs and vulnerabilities of abused and battered women and children when seeking help for a way out of their situation. After arriving at the shelter today, women participate in counseling, group and individual therapy, positive parenting classes and professional casework. Children benefit from a full-time children’s therapeutic program while concurrently attending the on-site alternative school, a program which provides children with a safe educational environment while they are residents at the Shelter. Today, volunteers from the League often spend time as tutors, mentors and teacher’s assistants for these children. While part of the shelter’s mission is to provide support for the victims of abuse, Genesis recognizes and embraces the need to take action against the cycle of abuse before it begins. Genesis workers hold annual conferences and provide resources and trainings to raise awareness regarding the pervasiveness and effects of domestic violence in an effort to prevent violence before it starts.

“It would have been so easy for me to say, ‘I can’t do that or I’m not qualified,’ but the Junior League of Dallas gave me the tools and training I needed to get to where I am today,” Jan Langbein, Executive Director Genesis Women’s Shelter THE JLD WOMAN BEHIND THE SHELTER

When it comes to her involvement with Genesis Women’s Shelter, Jan Langbein thinks she was just in the right place at the right time. More than 20 years ago, during a routine nail appointment, Langbein read a magazine article on domestic violence and a statistic jumped out at her: every 12 seconds a woman is assaulted. She didn’t realize it then, but that article changed her life forever.

placement. She flipped opened the brochure to the violence intervention tab and placed her finger on Genesis Women’s Shelter, the agency where she would spend the next year working with the crisis hotline. Upon arrival at the shelter, she was startled to see women just like her benefiting from their services. “At first, I really didn’t know anything about the issue,” said Langbein. “I also didn’t know some of my peers were battered or hurt when they were growing up. I thought the shelter served an entirely different demographic.” After contributing in a volunteer capacity, Langbein was hired as the shelter’s executive director, a role in which she has served for more than 20 years. She credits the JLD with giving her the skills to succeed in the position; from learning how to structure a committee to knowing how to train and work with volunteers. “It would have been so easy for me to say, ‘I can’t do that or I’m not qualified,’ but the Junior League of Dallas gave me the tools and training I needed to get to where I am today,” said Langbein.

After leaving the salon, Jan went straight to JLD headquarters to sign up for her DallaCite


THE DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT There are few things as exciting and inspiring as attending a world-class opera performance or experiencing a Broadway-quality musical. Thanks to the Dallas Arts District, North Texas residents and visitors now have these experiences at their fingertips in some of the most luxurious and high-class facilities in the world. The Dallas Arts District is home to the city’s leading visual and performing arts institutions and serves as a catalyst for the region’s top creative talent. Whether visitors want to view ancient Asian art at the Trammell Crow Center, hear Jaap van Zweden’s latest selections at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center or see the beauty of contemporary dance at the Wyly Theater, there is something for everyone in The Dallas Arts District. THE JLD WOMAN BEHIND THE ARTS

Bess Enloe, a current JLD Sustainer, had a vision years ago that Dallas would be on the nation’s cultural map as a world-class leader in the arts. Enloe was and continues to be an energetic leader and supporter of many Dallas arts groups. She was an advocate for bringing the symphony, opera and art museum (located in Fair Park at the time) to a more central location downtown.

early 2000s, they had secured a bond campaign to buy land, hired a fundraiser and executive and recruited new milliondollar donors to join the cause. Enloe and her fellow campaigners believed that the new opera and theater needed to be first class all the way from architectural design to landscaping. “It was important to all of us that the architecture is among the best you can get,” Enloe said. “We wanted to set a standard of excellence in our buildings.” After years of teamwork, the team had secured nearly 90 percent of the $354 million project, including 133 pledges of more than $1 million. And so with the addition of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and the Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, the new Dallas Arts District was born.

ACTIVE JLD MEMBERS PAVING THE WAY FOR THE NEXT 90 YEARS Joanna Clarke is setting the bar high with her work and volunteer efforts at an organization that is near and dear to her heart: Community Partners of Dallas. As the vice president of development, she works to provide hope and healing for abused and neglected children desperately in need. Kristen Howell is reaching new heights in the nonprofit world due in part to experience gained in the JLD. After hearing Genesis Women’s Shelter Executive Director Jan Langbein speak on the provisional bus tour, Kristen applied for a position at the shelter and worked there for 10 years. Not long ago, she made the move to serve as the director of development for the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, which is devoted to serving the community by making a difference in the lives of at-risk children. Wendy Messmann has solidified herself as one of the top leaders in the investment field with nearly 20 years of experience. She currently works as a market investment director and manages more than $1.3 billion. Not only is she a force to be reckoned with in the business world, she is also active in the charity scene, serving on the boards of CitySquare and New Friends New Life.

“A cultural center is the soul of the city where people gather and experience joy,” said Enloe. “Art can transform lives and educate both children and adults.” When momentum for the Arts District waned, Enloe and her friends joined together to revive the cause. By the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

Jennifer Tobin is a property tax litigation guru with more than ten years of experience in her field. When she’s not winning cases in the courtroom, you can find her volunteering with numerous organizations including the Dallas Museum of Art, The Family Place and Community Partners of Dallas. Jennifer Trulock is making waves in the Dallas community as a labor and employment partner at Baker Botts LLP. In addition to working her full-time professional position and being a mom to her two young sons, she co-chairs Attorneys Serving the Community, an organization of women lawyers that raises funds and awareness for a select nonprofit agency each year.

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House



Gathering Community Support The Importance of JLD Fundraising BY LAUREN GLESBY

The Junior League of Dallas is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The League exists in large part because of the passionate members who are wholeheartedly dedicated to achieving this mission.


Lauren Maggard, the Development Vice President of the Junior League of Dallas, explained how the quadrupling power of JLD members adds to the donations, amplifying the total impact of gifts given to the League. “Each year, JLD members donate more than 130,000 hours back to the Dallas community,” she said. “When you apply the Center for Nonprofit Management’s estimate of a volunteer’s hourly wage of $20.85 to those hours, it equates to $2,710,500 in volunteer contributions. These volunteer hours, coupled with approximately $1 million in funds donated, combine to total a community impact of nearly $4 million,” says Maggard. “Simply said, when you give $1 to the JLD, we turn it into $4 of impact.”

“The recipients of these gifts are well researched in terms of financial stability, volunteer satisfaction and impact on the community,” says Maggard. “We take our due diligence one step further by having a League member serve on the agency’s board,” she explains. “We raise, research and make an impact!”

Why I Choose to Give to the Junior League of Dallas

“Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc. is very proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2012 Junior League Ball. For 90 years, the Junior League has given thousands of hours of service and millions of dollars to the nonpro7t community of Dallas. It has been a pleasure to work with the Junior League and its outstanding volunteers and we look forward to continuing the partnership. We o9er our congratulations and best wishes for the future.”

“Sewell can appreciate good service when we see it, which is why it has been our honor to support t he Junior League of Dallas and the many ways in which it serves our community. As we celebrate our 100th Anniversary this year, we are proud to have partnered with the JLD for over 40 of those years, and we salute the organization as it celebrates its own 90th Anniversary. We look forward to supporting the good work of the JLD for many more years as we both help build a foundation for tomorrow’s leaders.”

“Junior League members know what the issues are in Dallas, and work hard to address them; that’s why we support the JLD.”








The History of the JLD: 90 Years of Service



The JLD is 87 Active Members strong


The Junior League of Dallas (JLD) is founded by ten women


The Investigation Committee is instrumental in the development of Texas’ first occupational therapy department for disabled children at Scottish Rite Hospital

The JLD serves 14,066 meals in less than four months through the Salvation Army

First Provisional course with training requirements launches



The JLD is the beneficiary of the Six Flags Over Texas Grand Opening Celebration


The first Community Volunteer Fair is held at Northpark Center




The JLD gives its first $100,000 grant to Children’s Medical Center for the completion of the Neurology Center


More than 33% of the JLD membership is professionally employed

The DallaCite debuts






The JLD hosts the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) Conference, marking the 100th anniversary of the Junior League movement in the United States


The JLD provides more than 200 volunteers to The Red Cross and The Salvation Army in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina


The T. Boone Pickens Foundation grants $250,000 for the JLD Leadership Institute

2000 AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL INCOME 1922: $2,067 2011:$40,925

COST OF A GALLON OF GASOLINE 1922: $0.11 2011: $3.89

AVERAGE COST OF A HOME 1922: $7,197 2011: $202,100

WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE 1922: 24% 2011: 47%



In response to the Depression, focus shifts to donating time and service in place of monetary donations

The JLD is 188 Active members strong; The end of the war leads to a revival of fundraising initiatives



The JLD launches its own radio program (1944-1949)

A permanent headquarters building is acquired through a $3.5 million capital campaign led by Miss Lyda Hill


The Dallas County Commissioners Court declares September 29, 2009 “Junior League of Dallas Day”



The JLD becomes the largest member of the Association of Junior Leagues International


The Dallas Business Journal selects the JLD as the most influential civic group in Dallas

The six Community Program Issue Areas are established



The Sustaining Club is organized

The JLD produces several local television shows highlighting health and welfare agencies in Dallas






In conjunction with Super Bowl XLV, JLD partners with Dallas-area organizations to promote SLANT 45, one of the largest community-wide service learning projects for children


90th Anniversary of JLD; total annual community impact of nearly $4 million and counting

2010 AVERAGE PURCHASE PRICE OF A NEW CAR 1922: FORD MODEL T $400 2011: $29,217 (based on 2010 average)


COST OF A 1/2 GALLON OF MILK 1922: $0.30 2011: $1.15


Magnifying Agency Impact Letters from JLD Partner Agencies

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS Allow me to thank you for the volunteers who assisted in hosting the reception for the Visual Arts Gallery Showing at Booker T. Washington. Their help was greatly appreciated. It gave the parents the opportunity to enjoy the show. We were ready to clean up at the end of the evening but to our surprise it was already done. Thank you so much for all you do! LINDA SOICH AND THE PARENTS OF “PATHOS” SENIOR SHOWCASE

CONTACT Please allow me to thank you once again on behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of CONTACT for the ongoing support of the Junior League of Dallas. With the help of the JLD (both through volunteer support and funding), CONTACT is able to respond to more than 40,000 individuals per year who are struggling with varying degrees of emotional distress and do not know where else to turn. With your assistance, we have been able to provide nearly 44 years of uninterrupted, 24-hour service and support for individuals in crisis throughout the Dallas area. Your efforts make such a tremendous difference in the lives of so many in our community who are in need. Whether at an event such as our Teen Conference, or on the phones at the Call Center, it is always a pleasure working with JLD members. Everyone at CONTACT is greatly appreciative of the Junior League of Dallas and the many hours all of your members continue to provide to CONTACT and to the community. SINCERELY, CAROL CASMUS, GRANTS AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

DALLAS ARBORETUM More than 94,000 school-aged children participated in our education programs last year, and your support, which underwrites costs of school buses, teacher stipends and classroom supplies, was a crucial part of that. We know that a lot of work needs to be done to improve education in our community, and our degreed teachers are taking giant steps toward this goal. The Junior League does so much to support the Arboretum, and your commitment is appreciated by all who work and visit here. Your continued partnership and generosity have opened doors for hundreds of area children, and we are fortunate to count you among our friends. BEST REGARDS, MIMI K. CRABTREE, VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT

DALLAS CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER Last year, the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center provided services to over 2,000 children, serving victims from nearly every zip code in Dallas County. More than 80 percent of these cases were child sexual abuse – committed by someone the family knows and trusts. Thanks to your dedication, we are able to combat this growing issue of child abuse in the community. Our commitment to the safety of children extends beyond those we serve within the Center as well. DCAC also aims to equip our community with the educational tools to prevent child abuse in our homes, school and neighborhoods. We are sincerely grateful for your support of our life-changing programs. On behalf of children in Dallas County, both those who suffer from abuse and those for whom abuse was prevented, thank you. SINCERELY, LYNN M. DAVIS, PRESIDENT AND CEO RACHEL ROARK, SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER 18


“Your efforts make such a tremendous difference in the lives of so many in our community who are in need.� DallaCite

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART The DMA is fortunate to have worked with volunteers from the Junior League of Dallas for over 70 years; they are our frontrunners for the future of the museum, they build the links with our next generations. We also highly rely on them and would not be able to have as many programs as we do without their help. Junior League of Dallas volunteers always interact with visitors in the Center for Creative Connections Art Studio and help families to feel welcome at various events. OLIVIER MESLAY, INTERIM DIRECTOR

“We cannot thank you enough for your steadfast support.”

GENESIS WOMEN’S SHELTER At Genesis Women’s Shelter we stand ready to provide safety, shelter, counseling, and education to victims of domestic violence. We thank the Junior League of Dallas for joining us as we walk beside those who make the journey from abuse to self-sufficiency. We see Junior League members who arrive to volunteer at Genesis with commitment and passion to end violence against women and children. The training they have received from the League allows for these volunteers to be equipped and ready to help others in their darkest hour. Since 1922, there have been thousands of Junior League women who have stepped up and said “I want to make this world a better place when I leave it than when I found it.” Doing it alone is pretty scary, but doing it together is how we make a difference. Thank you, Junior League of Dallas, for helping change the lives of abused women and children. WITH GREAT GRATITUDE, JAN LANGBEIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

THE DALLAS ZOO For over 25 years, the Junior League of Dallas (JLD) has been a key supporter of the Dallas Zoo through their voluntarism and grants. Thanks to the JLD investment of time and money, the Zoo has continued to grow and improve. As is the case with so other many local nonprofits, there is no question that the JLD involvement and support has made a major positive impact on the Dallas Zoo and the 2000+ animals and 700,000+ guests we serve every year. We cannot thank you enough for your steadfast support.

PARKLAND FOUNDATION On behalf of the Board of Directors of Parkland Foundation, thank you very much for the good news that the Junior League of Dallas has selected Parkland Foundation as a recipient of the 2011-2012 Community Program. We are delighted to continue our decades-long partnership with the Junior League of Dallas. Your funds and volunteers make a significant difference in the daily life of the people of Parkland Health & Hospital System serve each day.





generosity. philanthropy. kindness. Thanking Our 2010-2011 Donors




Chase / Kohl Foundation / Sewell




Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc. / Lyda Hill / Nancy Ann Hunt / Inwood National Bank / KPMG LLP Park Place Dealerships / Dee and Glenn Simmons Foundation / Harold Simmons Foundation Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust / Texas Instruments / UnitedHealthcare A.L. Chilton Foundation / AT&T / Baker Botts L.L.P. / The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. / Bank of Texas Baylor Health Care System / BBVA Compass Bank / Faye C. Briggs / Dianne Cash / Chuck E. Cheese’s / Clo and Perry Cloud Linda and Bill Custard / Greenberg Traurig LLP / Leigh Anne and Doug Haugh / Cynthia Hayes / Locke Lord LLP Dr. and Mrs. William P. Huckin-T.C. Lupton Family Foundation / Hunt Consolidated Inc. - Hunt Oil Company / Mary Kay Inc. Ana Pettus / Boone Pickens Foundation - A Communities Foundation of Texas / PlainsCapital Bank / Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers Ryan / D’Andra Simmons and Colin Duchin / U.S. Trust Agnes Cluthe Oliver Foundation / The Container Store / The Ebby Halliday Companies / Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Parkland Foundation / Margot and Ross Perot Ghassan Aboukhater / Jenna Turner Alexander / Andrews Distributing / The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, Inc. Carol and Alan J. Bernon Family Charitable Foundation / Emily and Danny Canete / Capital One Bank / Anne Davidson Dr Pepper Snapple Group / Gatti Town North Dallas / Heather and Malcolm Hicks / Just Brakes / Luther King Capital Management David Kozel / Methodist Health System Foundation / Mike A. Myers Foundation / The Vin & Caren Prothro Foundation Katherine and Eric Reeves / Dr. Robert and Lara Tafel / Thompson & Knight Foundation / Tom Thumb


Ashley and Marcus Allen / Ruth Altshuler / Bailey's Prime Plus, LLC / Colleen and Bob Baillargeon / Cynthia and Brice Beaird Paula and Barry Blackmon / Brahmin / Diane and Hal Brierley / Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits / Comstock Resources, Inc. Guinn and Betsey Crousen / The Stanford C. & Mary Clare Finney Foundation / Kay Harrington Gilbert Fiske Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Friedman / Elizabeth and Eric Gambrell / J. M. Haggar, Jr. Family Foundation Linda and Steven Ivy – Heritage Auctions / Laura and David Johnson / Mr. and Mrs. Brett Lazarus / Lauren and Scott Maggard Amy and Scott Martinez / Ellen and John McStay / BJ Moore and Jennifer Trulock / Meredith and Matt Mosley Neiman Marcus NorthPark / Kate and Keith Newman / Mr. and Mrs. Nickey Oates / Mr. and Mrs. David Palmlund Nancy and John Penson / Pamela and Vin Perella / Philanthropic Foundation / Mary and Robert Potter / Kim and Terry Quinn Cindy and Howard Rachofsky / Rekerdres Insurance Agency, Inc. / The Rosewood Foundation / Debbie and Ric Scripps Silverhorn Energy, LLC / Rachel and Ragen Stienke / The Susan Schwartz Philanthropic Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Southwestern Medical Foundation / Mersina and Phin Stubbs / The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation / Tootsies Wal-Dot Foundation / The Gil & Dody Weaver Foundation / Susan Wells and The Wells Firm / Mr. and Mrs. W. Phillip Whitcomb


Anonymous / Bagley Partners, LP / Kristin and Je9 Baker / Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge / Bell, Nunnally & Martin LLP Nicole and Russell Brewer / Briggs-Freeman Real Estate Brokerage / Mr. and Mrs. Henri L. Bromberg III / Mr. & Mrs. Gene Carter Nancy Ann Chandler / Clampitt Paper / Comerica Bank / Communities Foundation of Texas / Mrs. Trammell Crow / Elizabeth F. Dacus Horchow Charitable Trust / Gail C. Fischer / Kammy and Andrew Fleck / Mr. and Mrs. William J. Goodwin / Kelly and Norman Green Louise and Guy Gri9eth / Lockton on Behalf of Amanda Klein / Sara and David Martineau / Lynn and Allan McBee Paula and Jon Mosle / Nancy Perot Mulford / Pape Family Foundation / Elizabeth S. Post / Aileen and Jack Pratt Foundation Janet Baird Quisenberry / Dawna L. Richter / Robertson, Griege & Thoele / Deedie Rose / Nancy and George Seay Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Sparkman / Peggy and Jere Thompson / CeCe Turner / Julie and Jim Turner / Kyli and Ryan Vardeman Rosemary Haggar Vaughan Family Foundation / Mrs. J.D. Williamson, Jr.


AAA Truck Parts / Becky and Tom Abbott / C. Moody Alexander DDS / Jennifer and John Alexander / Ashley Allen / Sandy Ammons Anonymous / Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C. Arrington / Kim J. Askew / Becky and Ezell S. Autrey, M.D. / Dana and Brad Ayres Jan and Barry Baldwin / Tammy and Michael Barger / Mary Ann Barker / Adrienne Barrett / Mr. and Mrs. Louis Beecherl III Ms. Delly Beekman / Priscilla and J. Robert Bell / Lisa Bhattacharya / Meredith and Rick Bjorck / Ms. Georgia Sue Black Skye Brewer / April and Art Brickey / Ti9any Bright / Melissa Brunger / Elizabeth and Bob Buchanan / Annika Cail / Judy Canon Ann Carelock / Catherine E. Carr / Peggy and Web Carr / Mrs. Sis Carr / Mary Elizabeth and Rick Carrell / Leslie and Chuck Carroll Christie Gayden Carter / Cal and Clare Buie Chaney, Ph.D. / Elloine Clark / Joanna Clarke / Susan K. Coatney / Kimberly Cormier Allison Conway / Suzanne and Lucian Conway / Juliette and Ross Coulter-The Coulter Group / Kathy and Harlan Crow Paula and Luke Davis / The Decherd Foundation / Melissa deLeon / Carol Wasmer Dixon / Gay Donnell / Lauren Dunwoody Mr. and Mrs. George S. Dutter, Jr. / Michelle and Mark Early / Dr. Phil and Laurie Evans / Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Ferguson III Shannon and Roger Fisher / Holly Forsythe / Sharon and David Gleeson / Wendy Goldman / Jane K. Greene / Rosson Grover Sally Hanna / Randi and Edward Halsell / Rue and Tuck Henry / Bianca Hernandez / Sharon Herrin / Anne Perdue Herrscher Highland Park Animal Hospital / Howland PR, Inc. / Kyle and James Huckaby / Mimi and Ward Huey / Margaret and Douglas Hunt Kathy and Kevin Kelley / Morgan Kennedy / Greta Kerwin / Sharon Jett / Carla and J. David Joiner / Ashley Jones Jane R. Lancaster / Ann and Sam Lawrence / Dana Lawrence / Ti9any and Frank Lawson / Anne P. Leary / Lisa P. Little / Erin Lucia Gail and Bill Madden / Betty and John Martin / Alissa Martine / Lila and Schuyler Marshall / Shannan Martin / Paige McDaniel Denise McGaha / Ms. Elizabeth McManus / Carmen McCracken McMillan / Susan and Dean McSherry / Mary Meier Wendy and Boyd Messmann / Jordi Miller / Norman R. Miller / Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Moats / Katherine Mo8tt / Teresa Molina Ruth Ann Montgomery / Jennifer and Jon Mosle / Elise Murphy / Lauren Moore / Lindsey Nace / Ms. Shivani Naidoo Angela and Doug Nash / Dr. Aaron W. Navarro & Ms. Laura Jordan Navarro / Da9an and Doug Nettle / Christina and Tim Norris Isabell Novakov / Becky and Ron Odlozil / Donna and Je9 Osborne / Becky Park / Virginia Payne / Melissa Pekar / Amanda Picha *continued on page 23


North Texas Community

2011-2012 Community Program Issue Areas & Recipient Agencies BY DENISE HODGES The Junior League of Dallas (JLD) routinely provides trained volunteers to North Texas-area agencies. The JLD volunteers give more than 130,000 uncompensated hours worth $2,710,500 and approximately $1,000,000 annually to our 41 agencies that fall within six targeted Issue Areas. In order to qualify as a recipient, these agencies participate in a rigorous vetting process by the Research and Development Committee. The JLD agency partners and the League develop lasting relationships in order to best serve the needs of the North Texas community.


Children’s Medical Center 45 volunteers|$29,000 Cancer Support Community North Texas 70 volunteers|$32,500 EQUEST 26 volunteers|$33,000 Methodist Medical Center 32 volunteers|$27,500 Parkland Health & Hospital System 35 volunteers|$29,000 Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children 40 volunteers|$11,050 The Senior Source, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas 24 volunteers|$36,705 TOTAL HEALTH: 272 volunteers|$198,755


Dallas Tennis Association 16 volunteers|$2,500 East Dallas Community School 20 volunteers|$32,500 Education is Freedom 25 volunteers|$10,500 Friends of the Dallas Public Library 14 volunteers|$13,565 Notre Dame School 12 volunteers|$27,000 Rise School 11 volunteers|$38,000 The Arc of Dallas 10 volunteers|$5,930 TOTAL EDUCATION: 108 volunteers|$129,995


Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity 26 volunteers|$32,670 Interfaith Housing Coalition 19 volunteers|$36,257 North Dallas Shared Ministries 16 volunteers|$40,500 North Texas Food Bank 26 volunteers|$18,000 New Friends New Life 10 volunteers|$2,000 Vickery Meadow Learning Center 15 volunteers|$10,000 TOTAL POVERTY INTERVENTION: 112 volunteers|$139,427

ARTS & CULTURAL ENRICHMENT Booker T. Washington High School 20 volunteers|$19,894 Dallas Arboretum 60 volunteers|$13,330 Dallas Museum of Art 56 volunteers|$2,232 Dallas Zoological Society 30 volunteers|$27,500 Museum of Nature & Science 54 volunteers|$26,000 TOTAL ARTS: 220 volunteers|$88,956


Baylor Health Care System Foundation/ Our Children’s House; Twice Blessed House 60 volunteers|$13,580 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas 25 volunteers|$11,000 Bryan’s House 19 volunteers|$28,003 Catholic Charities of Dallas 20 volunteers|$19,500 Jubilee Park 13 volunteers Promise House 15 volunteers |$18,500 Ronald McDonald House 75 volunteers|$24,000 TOTAL FAMILY PRESERVATION: 227 volunteers|$114,583


Sarah Pittman / Mrs. Ashley Priddy / Monica and Les Pritchett Roshni Rao / Kathleen Ray / Ann D. Reed Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Rice / Blair Richert / Shaniqua Rischer Katie and Mark Robbins / Mr. and Mrs. Rowland K. Robinson Pat and Jed Rosenthal / Ann and Dr. Khashayar Sakhaee, M.D. Christa and Ketric Sanford / Amy Schisler / Schneider Electric Carol Seay in Honor of D'Andra Simmons Linda and Les Secrest / Karen and David Shuford Mr. and Mrs. George A. Shutt / Sandye T. Silvera Ginger and Doug Simmons / Cameron and Clay Smith Janet and Norman Smith / Ms. Kristy Smith Steve Snider, Inc. / Beth Staples / Anne and Steve Stodghill Patty Talley / Judy and John Temple TH Designs & Gifts - Heather Hicks / Matthew Thompson Kathy and Lamar Tims / Jennifer and Aaron Tobin Cindy Tonnessen Patty Jo Turner in Honor of D’Andra Simmons Paulina Van Pelt / Lloyd Ward & Associates Business Law Frim Wanda and Gary L. Webb Family Fund / Jennifer Weldon Nikki Weiss / Lori and Warren Whitlow Mary Lou Wiggins / Mr. & Mrs. Claude R. Wilson, Jr. Worrall Foundation


The African Experience / Amrita Singh / Andrews Distributing Aveniu Brands / Bacardi / Bachendorf's / Bailey’s Prime Plus Brodnax Printing – Jim Singer Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Centennial Fine Wines & Spirits / Mr. and Mrs. Saad Chebabi Clampitt Paper / The Container Store Curtis Specialized Moving and Storage / Dewar's Diamond Doctor / Diane von Furstenberg Digital 3 - Greg Nieberding / Dittmar Design - Greg Dittmar Dr Pepper Bottling Company of Texas / Driensky Photography Eddie V's Restaurant, Inc. / Edelman Leather / Galerie Zuger Genetic Denim / Gittings / The Glazer Companies Glen Carlou Chardonnay / Grey Goose / Grandma Lu’s Spice Cabinet / Hard Night Good Morning / Hilton Anatole Hotel Home Fragrance by Havelka / Hotel St. Germain James French Photography Marie Gabrielle Restaurant & Gardens / Modern Luxury Dallas Murray Media / Posh Couture Rentals / Cachet Petty Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek / Royal Valet Co. Sanctuary Retreats / Scott Eddy / Sewell Shane Walker Design / Shannon Skokos / Simonsig Brut Rose Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Simmons / Southern Fried Paper Suzanne Roberts / Swoozie’s / Tammy Barger and JLD Sta9 TELOS Fitness Center / Tom Addis Productions, Inc. The Hacienda on Henderson / Valerie Bell & Associates Wisteria

Special thanks to

for their support of the

50th Annual Junior League of Dallas Ball VIOLENCE INTERVENTION

Community Partners of Dallas 39 volunteers |$38,879 CONTACT Crisis Line 15 volunteers |$29,755 Dallas CASA 21 volunteers |$28,900 Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center 51 volunteers |$35,000 Genesis Women’s Shelter 47 volunteers |$42,250 Our Friends Place 20 volunteers |$28,500 The Family Place 18 volunteers |$15,000 TOTAL VIOLENCE: 211 volunteers |$218,284

THANKS TO OUR 2011-2012 COMMUNICATIONS PARTNERS Brynn Bagot Public Relations, LLC Elixir Entertainment, LLC Patty Hansen HILLEBRANDCORY Orange Spot, Pink Nose DallaCite


The 50th Annual JLD Ball, A Night at the Peacock Terrace, will take guests back in time to the 1920s to a re-creation of an evening at the famous Peacock Terrace Ballroom on the top floor of the Baker Hotel. On Saturday, February 25, guests will enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing as well as a silent auction and wine pull. In recognition of Prohibition, Club 1922, the Late Night Party speakeasy, will have a hidden location and require a password for entry.

For underwriting opportunities or to purchase tickets, please visit www.jld.net or contact Tammy Barger at 214-357-8822 ext. 118 or tammy_barger@jld.net. Ticket prices range from $200 - $275 each and include entry into Club 1922. Individual tickets to Club 1922 are $125.



The Junior League of Dallas (JLD) is privileged to have Dianne Cash serving as the 2012 Honorary Ball Chair. Thirty years ago, Cash was a performer at the Ball, singing and dancing on stage. Today, she is filling a key leadership position for the 50th year of this important annual JLD fundraising event.

The Junior League of Dallas (JLD) is pleased that Elizabeth Gambrell committed to serve as the 2012 Ball Chair. Gambrell’s previous contributions as a member of the JLD and her years of service to numerous organizations in the Dallas community have led her to this honor.

Cash has been a proud member of the League for more than 35 years. Born in Houston and a graduate of SMU, Cash is also the mother of two daughters who are members of the JLD.

Gambrell is a seventh generation Texan, a wife and mother of three. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law, she practiced commercial litigation and appellate law and has been honored in D Magazine as a top attorney under age 40.


Her love of working with people caused her to spend much of her JLD time volunteering in public health, including placements at Parkland Hospital and with organizations dedicated to working with persons with autism and Down syndrome. Cash credits her involvement in the JLD to her further participation in community service. “When I got out of the Junior League, it is what I did after that I credit back to the League,” Cash said. “The Junior League trained me well for the rest of the endeavors I’ve pursued in my life.” Following the Junior League, Cash spent six years working with charities dedicated to breast cancer research and awareness and received Baylor’s Celebrating Women Award. Cash’s generous donation also made possible the Frances and Mildred Goad building, named for Cash’s mother and grandmother, for the Center for BrainHealth of UT Dallas Medical Center. She received a Legacy Award for her contribution and efforts related to this initiative. Cash remarked about her position as the Honorary Ball Chair, “I was thrilled beyond measure to be asked me to serve in this role as I have loved the Junior League organization forever. I am honored to represent this great organization in the community.”


Over her years as a member of the Junior League, Gambrell’s previous roles include Recording Secretary on the Board of Directors as well as various roles within the Leadership Council, including Provisional Chair, Bylaws Chair and Research and Planning Chair. She also acted as the Project Chair for Genesis Women’s Shelter and participated on several other committees. In addition to her extensive participation in the JLD, Gambrell has held other community leadership positions. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Community Partners of Dallas and the ChildCareGroup, Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee and as President-elect of the Women of St. Michael. “This position is part of an absolutely amazing team, which is working for the common goal of raising the most money possible to be given back to our community,” Gambrell says. “There are so many incredible contributors to this effort so that the League can continue its 90 year tradition of service.”

A Decade of Leadership 2011-2012 Sustainer President Paige McDaniel Shares her Story BY HOLLY HASSMANN


Paige McDaniel, the 2011-2012 Junior League of Dallas Sustainer President, has been a fixture in the Dallas community for many years. So much so that it may come as a surprise that her first years in the Junior League were as a member of the Junior League of Washington D.C. In 1989, Paige joined looking to meet new people and experience new things. At the time, she never would have predicted that joining the League would be a decision that would change her life forever. Paige’s first active volunteer roles in the D.C. League included serving as a mentor to the Provisional class. It was in this role that she developed a passion for leading and encouraging young women to reach their potential and give back to their community. By the time Paige was ready to move back to her hometown of Dallas in 1992, she was committed to the Junior League because of the relationships developed, training and education received and the amazing impact made by the League in the communities it served. In the JLD, Paige has served actively in a variety of roles on the Provisional, Nominating, Research and Planning, Community Assistance Fund and Research and Development Committees. She also has served in League leadership positions such as Nominating Committee Chair, Recognition Chair, Communications Vice President and Training Vice President. 26


While on the Provisional Committee, Paige developed a friendship with Chair Jill Bee. As their friendship developed, Jill could see Paige’s interest in serving the needs of our community in a greater way. Jill recommended Paige participate in the Research and Development Committee, and subsequently the Community Assistance Fund Committee, a recommendation that would lead Paige on a new path. As Paige learned more about the community needs in Dallas, she began to re-think her life’s work. “I had the opportunity to visit agencies across the city and it was through that eye-opening experience that I decided to change my life,” said Paige. “I met countless people who worked every day making a positive difference in the lives of others and that’s what I wanted to do.” After brief experiences with The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer, Paige became the president and CEO of Community Partners of Dallas (CPD), an agency that serves neglected and abused children in Dallas County. Today, Paige commits her professional career at CPD, doing what she calls “God’s work” and she is the first to say that wouldn’t have been possible if it were not for the experience and training she received through JLD.

What Paige's friends and colleagues say... “When I met Paige, she was at a crossroads in her professional life and chose to move into the world of nonpro7t. What a blessing this turned out to be for the nonpro7ts for whom she has served as Executive Director and for the lives that she has touched in our community.”



“Watching Paige’s commitment to the children served by Community Partners of Dallas is a daily inspiration- not only does she lead our organization, she 7lls it with joy. Paige has positively impacted my life in many ways. She is a wonderful mentor and teacher and a loyal friend.”

Developing Tomorrow's Leaders T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute BY DENISE HODGES



“One of the greatest gifts the Junior League of Dallas has given me is my friendship with Paige. Paige is one of those people that you meet for the 7rst time and feel that you have known for a lifetime. There is no one with a more kind heart and giving spirit, it is an honor to be her friend.”



Paige counts the friends she has made in her 20 years in the JLD as her very best. She also counts the Junior League of Dallas as one of the most impressive organizations in the community. “To run a sophisticated volunteer organization truly takes a village of dedicated and smart women willing to contribute countless hours and resources for the betterment of others,” she said. “The JLD is thousands strong, comprised of amazing women who have been giving to this community for 90 years. It makes me very proud to be a part of this tremendous collection of inspiring women who have changed the face of Dallas.”



The Junior League of Dallas is filled with natural born leaders. Through a generous gift from the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, the Junior League advanced its mission by launching the T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute (TBPLI) in 2009. The Institute guides members through a three-fold initiative designed to enhance and expand their knowledge of their strengths, growth areas and abilities. “To be a part of a program that inspires and motivates women to be leaders in their professional, civic and personal lives was an honor and a privilege,” said Holly Hassmann, 2010 Chair of the TBPLI. The Leadership Institute features a 10-month, in-depth program aimed to grow executive leadership skills. The curriculum includes guest speakers and leadership experts discussing topics such as becoming self-aware and team building; coaching, mentoring and creating a high trust environment; becoming a visionary and servant leader; and communicating to motivate and inspire others. “The experiences that I encountered during the T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute allowed me to learn more about my personal leadership style and to explore how my personality traits can translate into leading individuals and groups of varying beliefs, attitudes and cultures,” said 2010-2011 TBPLI graduate Beverly Cahill Rice. The program gives potential leaders in the community the opportunity to learn about leadership topics that will further benefit the Dallas community. “More and more, the JLD is attracting professionally driven women who are inclined to lead rather than follow, and it is because of this growing trend that the JLD must ready itself to identify and tap into this wealth of talent,” Rice said. “The Leadership Institute is precisely the type of initiative that will keep the JLD at the forefront of training leaders for our Dallas community and far, far beyond.” DallaCite


Financial Report Junior League of Dallas Statement of Activities for the Period Ending May 31, 2011




$635,513 MISCELLANEOUS $4,900

TOTAL REVENUE $2,715,516








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