2013-2014 • ANNUAL REPORT
OUR COMMUNITY ™ OUR COMMITMENT
DALLACITE 2013-2014 EDITOR: KEVIN SCOTT ASSISTANT EDITOR: RWAN HARDESTY FEATURE WRITERS: ALYCE ANDERSON & HANNAH BOSHART CONTRIBUTORS: BECKY GOMEZ, CATHERINE BRADY & KATHERINE HOAK DESIGN & LAYOUT: REINHARDT CREATIVE PRINTING: GREG NIEBERDING/DIGITAL 3 PRINTING
A L ETTE R F ROM OU R P R E S I DE NT
YOU CAN’T LEAVE FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDS OF TIME WHILE SITTING DOWN - Nelson Rockefeller It is a privilege to serve as the 2013-2014 President of the Junior League of Dallas (JLD). As a member of our League since 1996, I have had countless opportunities to witness the heartfelt work and dedication of our members, and I am incredibly proud to be part of an organization that cultivates such a deep appreciation of our mission: promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Within the pages of this publication, you will find an inspirational illustration of the footprints and impact our more than 5,000 members have made in our city and continue to make each and every day. This year, the women of JLD will contribute more than 130,000 hours of volunteer service to the Dallas community, working hands-on within the 41 area nonprofit agencies in the 2013-2014 JLD Community Program, all of which also receive critical funding. Guiding the parameters of our Community Program are our six Issue Areas which have been identified as essential to the development and growth of our great city: Arts and Cultural Enrichment, Education, Family Preservation, Health, Poverty Intervention and Violence Intervention. We also serve Dallas through our Signature Projects including Community Outreach, Grants for Innovative Teaching and Kids in the Kitchen. This year, we are thrilled to introduce our newest Signature Project in collaboration with Mary Kay Inc., Women LEAD (Learn • Excel • Achieve • Dream), which will award college scholarships to female high school seniors in the DISD. In addition to providing resources to better the Dallas community, our League is equally committed to developing the leaders, visionaries and change agents of tomorrow. As the largest League in the world, we are constantly endeavoring to offer our members new opportunities to enhance and enrich their League experience. We have realized throughout our rich history that many of Dallas’ finest leaders cite the Junior League of Dallas as where they received their greatest training. To help build upon this legacy, we are launching membership training tracks, with the inaugural track being Fundraising Training. It is our hope that through these training tracks, our League will continue providing a strong foundation for members who “leave their footprint” throughout Dallas, whether by serving on community boards and coalitions, or by leading businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations. By staying true to our mission, the Junior League of Dallas stands at the forefront of lasting and positive change in Dallas. Thank you to our members, sponsors, mentors and donors for your continued support. We are grateful for your commitment to our community and for standing together with us as we build an even better Dallas and “leave footprints in the sands of time.” Laura K. Johnson 2013-2014 President
F ROM TH E E D I TO R As children, my sisters and I were often reminded by our parents that “many hands make light work,” when tackling our chores. At the time, I found the adage a convenient excuse for me, the oldest child, to have to help my younger sisters with their tasks and surely rolled my eyes as I rolled up my sleeves in obedience. What I wouldn’t realize until many years later was that my parents were instilling a heart of servitude in us and teaching us the value of teamwork – lessons that would eventually lead me to join the Junior League of Dallas to work alongside thousands of like-minded women to positively impact our community. And impact our community we do – with panache! Showcased in this issue are stories of members of the Junior League of Dallas who have used JLD training to launch and improve area nonprofits, members past and present who have been recognized for their ongoing service in Dallas, overviews of our Community Program and Signature Projects, and a spotlight on a solemn historical event and how two of our Sustainers have honored and memorialized that fateful November morning. This issue of DallaCite has been a true collaborative effort between so many talented individuals. I would like to extend thanks to our wonderful editorial team, the JLD Communications Committee and our graphic design team and printer for the countless hours spent producing the extraordinary content found on the pages before you. It has been a pleasure to uncover the rich history of our League while also fixing our eyes on the bright future that surely lies ahead for the JLD. It is because of you – donors, volunteers, supporters – that the Junior League has, and will continue to, flourish in the city of Dallas; may we always have many hands willing to go to work in our community for a greater good.
Kevin Scott 2013-2014 DallaCite Editor
2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bottom row (from left to right): Ashley Allen, Financial Vice President; Heather Bonfield, Signature Projects Vice President; Christa Brown-Sanford, Membership Vice President; Laura Johnson, President; Julie Bagley, President-Elect; Erin Pope, Community Vice President; Top row (from left to right): Meredith Mosley, Strategy Vice President; Sharon Jett, Development Vice President; Tammy Middleton, Recording Secretary; Katy Spicer, Administrative Vice President; Elizabeth Post, Training Vice President; Catherine Brady, Communications Vice President; Not Pictured: Christina Norris, Sustainer Advisor
WHY DO YOU GIVE YOUR TIME TO JLD? LAURA JOHNSON President The Junior League of Dallas positively impacts so many lives, including my own. I give my time to the JLD because I believe in the organization’s mission and its commitment to the Dallas community. I am continually amazed at what the JLD is able to accomplish, not only within the community, but also in the effective training of lifelong civic leaders. The League’s supportive learning environment allowed me to develop my skill set and find my passion in the community. I am honored to serve alongside such dedicated, energized and talented women. JULIE BAGLEY President Elect I give my time and resources to the Junior League of Dallas because I passionately support its mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Dallas has changed the city for more than 90 years and it has changed my life significantly. My involvement with JLD has been rewarding and meaningful and has made me a better leader and citizen of this community. Finally, I believe that the best way to teach my children the incredible value of community service and civic engagement is to model the behavior, which is exactly what the members of the JLD do. KATY SPICER Adminstrative VP I choose to give my time to the Junior League of Dallas for three reasons: One: To volunteer. I want to get my hands dirty and meet other like-minded women. Two: For training opportunities I can’t get anywhere else. I attribute much of the success I’ve had in my professional life to my involvement in the JLD. Our volunteers are trained volunteers and that’s the JLD difference. Three: To improve my community. The JLD gives more than $1,000,000 to the Dallas community every year, which is further leveraged by more than 130,000 volunteer hours. Get a large group of savvy, energetic, trained women together and you just know great things will happen! CATHERINE BRADY Communications VP As a child, I spent quite a bit of time at JLD Headquarters when my mom served in various leadership roles with the League. I may not have understood at the time all that she did, but I understood that it was important. I now know the service of JLD members goes beyond being important – it is life-giving, life-changing and life-saving It is for these reasons that I give my time to the League, and I am honored and humbled to serve as the 2013 - 2014 Communications Vice President. ERIN POPE Community VP I give my time to the Junior League of Dallas because I believe one of the greatest commandments is to love your neighbor as yourself and the League truly provides an avenue to love the Dallas community
through service. Whether it is serving another League member through committee work and training opportunities or serving the Community at one of the 41 agencies we support, my time is well spent loving and serving others through the League. Serving in the League has also provided me with cherished friendships and training opportunities that translate into skills I use in my professional life and in my involvement with other area nonprofits. SHARON JETT Development VP I give of my time because I love what the League stands for – it is a powerful force of polished, professional women who really do make a huge difference in the Dallas community. I have heard many times from the agencies we support how fortunate they feel to have JLD volunteers because we are dependable, reliable and such a positive influence. I am proud to be associated with an organization that lets me develop my leadership skills, volunteer in a placement that works with my schedule and interests and allows me to meet so many wonderful women whom I am proud to call my friends! ASHLEY ALLEN Financial VP The Junior League of Dallas makes a significant impact each year on the Dallas community and its citizens. I give my time to the JLD to collaborate with a diverse group of professional, motivated women who are striving to continue that 90-year legacy of building a better Dallas. I am energized to spend time in an organization that has trained many of the most influential women leaders in our community. I enjoy training our members about the needs of Dallas and how volunteers can make a difference in helping solve some of the important issues our city faces. The camaraderie of working with leaders who are focused on nonprofit agencies making a difference daily in the lives of Dallas citizens is rewarding. CHRISTA BROWN-SANFORD Membership VP When I was a first-year member in the Junior League of Dallas, I spent a weekend sorting donations at an agency to be sold in its resale store. At the time, I did not appreciate how significant the start of my involvement in the Junior League would be for me. After now serving seven years in the League, I continue to receive training on leadership, volunteering, the Dallas community and a host of other issues, all of which have improved my volunteer work, my personal life and my professional life. The Junior League allows me to positively effectuate change and continue to receive training to improve my skill set as a volunteer and leader. TAMMY MIDDLETON Recording Secretary I give my time to the Junior League of Dallas because of the unique combination of training, volunteer opportunities, support and empowerment provided to the women of the organization. In addition to all of that, it is a place where women can connect with others who share their passions. Other organizations I have belonged to have provided certain components, but JLD provides it all in one package, and provides
me an opportunity to meet new people and develop friendships I might not otherwise have experienced. HEATHER BONFIELD Signature Projects VP I believe giving my time to the JLD is it the most efficient and effective use of my time when deciding where to volunteer. I’ve been in the League for a decade now and my life has changed significantly during this time period. I love the diverse and flexible opportunities the League provides for varied interest levels and schedules. There truly is something for everyone, and the opportunities go well beyond strictly volunteering. The training we receive is unparalleled.. The opportunity to not only give back to our community in such a targeted, thoughtful way but also to receive training on the skills needed to be an effective community member and leader are what has kept me in the League for so long. MEREDITH MOSLEY Strategy VP I volunteer for the JLD because I enjoy learning from amazing, talented women as we work together to impact positive change for the Dallas community. The footprint of the JLD reaches far beyond the agencies and lives impacted in a given year because our training equips members for a lifetime of service. ELIZABETH POST Training VP Thirteen years ago I joined the JLD at the urging of a friend, with hopes of meeting a few new people and connecting more to the community. All these years later, I remain in the League because of the great friendships I’ve established and because of the impact I know I am having on our community. Through the invaluable training I’ve received, I continue to learn so much through my membership and have learned how to help others maximize their own experiences in the JLD. It has been said so many times but I will say it again: The more you put into the JLD, the more you will get out of it. CHRISTINA NORRIS Sustaining Advisor When I first joined the JLD, I thought becoming a member would help me learn more about Dallas, meet new friends and give back to the community. Being a part of the League has definitely helped me do all those things and more. However, what I didn’t fully realize then - and appreciate so much now - is the “ripple effect” of the training we receive as volunteers. When I look at what our JLD volunteers accomplish each year through their placements, combined with what League-trained women accomplish in the community, it is incredible! When you see the breadth and depth of the impact made by JLD-trained women in Dallas, you realize it is a privilege to be part of such a great organization that develops the potential of women. For that reason, after almost 20 years in the League, it continues to be a joy to give my time to the JLD!
COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a group of trusted, high-level advisors for the Junior League of Dallas. Representing a crosssection of professions and community experience, CAB members work with the JLD Board of Directors and Leadership Council to mentor and share their wealth of knowledge. They are also available to advise and provide direction for the League. Thank you to our CAB members for generously sharing your time and expertise with the Junior League of Dallas.
Joel Allison, FACHE President & CEO Baylor Health Care System
Ron Anderson, M.D. Healthcare Expert
Norm Bagwell Chairman & CEO Bank of Texas
Dolores Barzune Community Volunteer
Gillian Breidenbach Senior Vice President, DFW Local Market Delivery Manager Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Brent Christopher President & CEO Communities Foundation of TX
Patti Clapp Community Volunteer
Trisha Cunningham Chief Citizenship Officer Texas Instruments
Scott Flannery Chief Executive Officer UnitedHealthcare North Texas
Nancy Ann Hunt Community Volunteer
Jack Lowe Chairman of the Board TDIdustries
Anne Motsenbocker President South Region Middle Market Banking JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Scott Murray President & CEO Murray Media
Lauren E. Mutti Associate Jackson Walker L.L.P.
David M. Rosenberg Partner Thompson & Knight LLP
Brint Ryan Chairman and CEO Ryan
Noelle LeVeaux Senior VP and CMO Dallas Convention Center and Visitorâ€™s Bureau
Cynthia Nunn President Center for Nonprofit Management
Rick Ortiz President & CEO Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Merrie Spaeth President Spaeth Communications, Inc.
Paula Strasser Director of the Edwin L. Cox MBA Business Leadership Center and BBA Leadership Institute SMU Cox School of Business
Holly Reed Regional VP of External Affairs AT&T
Rosyln Dawson Thompson President & CEO Dallas Womenâ€™s Foundation
Crayton Webb Director of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility Mary Kay Inc.
Jean M. White Partner Deloitte Consulting, LLP
2013-2014 ANNUAL REPORT OUR MISSION 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.
GENERAL STATISTICS •
(as of June 1, 2013) Total Members: 5,519 (Provisionals | 484; Actives | 2,091; Sustainers | 2,944)
The Junior League of Dallas, founded in 1922 by 40 charter members, is dedicated to providing volunteer service and financial help throughout the Dallas community to impact the lives of families and individuals every day.
GENERAL DEMOGRAPHICS Diverse group of women between the ages of 22 and 49 Active Membership Demographic:
The Junior League of Dallas reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. Our membership of 5,500 plus women is proud to have an impact on our community.
• Age: 21-25 = 3% 26-30 = 28% 31-35 = 31% 36-39 = 15% 40-49 = 23%
The JLD is the largest member of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), which is comprised of 293 member Leagues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
• Board of Directors | 13 members • Employment Status: Employed = 73% Not Employed = 27% • Leadership Council | 38 members
• Marital Status: Single = 40% Married = 60%
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES - For the Period ending May 13, 2013
CHART 1 REVENUE
CHART 1 1 NET FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
SOURCES OF NET FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
2 CHART 2 EXPENSES
CHART 2 1 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
CHART 1 2 CONTRIBUTIONS CHART 1 3 MEMBERSHIP DUES AND FEES
CHART 2 2 TRAINING AND EDUCATION
CHART 3 1 JLD BALL/AUCTION CHART 3 2 JLD ANNUAL LUNCHEON
CHART 1 4 INVESTMENT INCOME
CHART 3 SOURCES OF NET FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
CHART 1 5 INVESTMENT APPRECIATION(REALIZED/ UNREALIZED) CHART 1 6 MISCELLANEOUS
CHART 2 3 GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
CHART 2 4 ASSOCIATIONS DUES
1. Net Fundraising Activities: $729,336 2. Contributions: $325,952 3. Membership Dues/Fees: $976,824 4. Investment Income: $98,945 5. Investment Appreciation (Realized/Unrealized): $713,364 6. Miscellaneous: $687 TOTAL REVENUE: $2,845,108
1. Community programs: $1,870,484 2. Training and education: $78,724 3. General and administrative: $260,404 4. Associations dues: $111,428 TOTAL EXPENSES: $2,321,040
TOTAL NET FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES 1. JLD Ball/Auction: $577,949 2. JLD Annual Luncheon: $151,387 TOTAL NET FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES: $729,336
JLD TRAINING The Junior League of Dallas is committed to investing in our community by providing not only financial resources but exceptionally well-trained volunteers. This training component is a commitment to developing women who have both outstanding leadership skills and the vision to be agents of change who make an impact. Members serve on community boards and coalitions, lead businesses, run nonprofits and oversee civic organizations. The League provides leadership training opportunities in a multitude of ways which include:
MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS Prestigious speakers from all over the North Texas community speak at monthly meetings on topics as diverse as the challenges facing education and how changes in healthcare affect not only our community but the nation as a whole. They inspire, enlighten, motivate and teach as they share personal stories about their own leadership growth. Meetings focus on JLDâ€™s key community Issue Areas that include Violence Intervention, Health, Family Preservation, Arts and Culture, Education, and Poverty Intervention. As members learn about the challenges facing their community, they are empowered with skills in public relations, fundraising, and advocacy so they can raise issue awareness and make a collective impact. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE Every year, the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) hosts the Organizational Development Institute (ODI). ODIs are a series of educational training meetings held over the course of AJLIâ€™s calendar year. The meetings are geared toward building the knowledge of League members who manage key organizational functions and each year JLD identifies emerging leaders to represent the organization at the threeday training program. Through this impactful training opportunity, delegates are able to increase their knowledge and exchange ideas and strategies with fellow League members from the United States, Canada, Mexico and England. These JLD members then return to their own communities armed with fresh ideas and plans to implement them. PROVISIONAL PROGRAM The Provisional Program implements a year-long curriculum to immerse our newest members in the mission of the League. Provisionals are divided into small groups where they are assigned a seasoned mentor who can guide them through their first year in the League. They
attend monthly meetings specifically devoted to teaching them about key community issue areas. Provisionals attend retreats where they have the opportunity to bond with other members, making life-long friendships as they grow in leadership skills and knowledge. They then put all their training to work by serving in a mini-community placement with an agency that needs their volunteer service. By the end of their Provisional year these members have seen the needs of the community first-hand and have been empowered to address those needs with training and commitment. T. BOONE PICKENS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Through a generous gift of $250,000 from the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, the League was able to establish the T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute in 2009. The Institute features a variety of leadership and personal development opportunities through the Advanced Leadership and Personal Development Tracks. The Advanced Leadership Track is a yearlong leadership development program for up to 40 League members who must complete a competitive application process in order to participate. This track exposes participants to top business and philanthropic community leaders through a series of seminars designed to develop and maximize executive leadership skills. Members participate in personality assessment tests and work with a coach to maximize their strengths and focus their leadership capabilities. The Personal Development Track serves the membership as a whole by sponsoring nationally-acclaimed speakers as well as supporting specific initiatives. These initiatives include providing the Birkman Assessment, the sponsorship of a fundraising seminar and other programs aimed at improving communication skills and developing leaders. 5
Since the inception of the Junior League of Dallas in 1922, the women who have volunteered their time and efforts with this organization have demonstrated that the impressive training and passion for voluntarism developed by their involvement with the League can lead to truly great things. Year after year, JLD members continue to cultivate their incredible ability to improve the community, and as a result, many League members stretch themselves and establish new nonprofit organizations or help strengthen those that already exist throughout Dallas. Ruth Altshuler, Emy Lou Baldridge, Susybell Gosslee and Caren Prothro are four such women who have used the expertise they garnered through their League experience to increase the impact that they and other members and volunteers have in the community. They graciously shared their time with the DallaCite team to discuss how their League training empowered them to launch their own nonprofit organizations or create new and life-changing programs for existing agencies. Their stories give life to the JLD mission to be â€œan 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.â€?
Emy Lou Baldridge
Like much of the city of Dallas today, the Junior League of Dallas looked a little different when Ruth Altshuler became one of 22 Provisionals to enter the League in the 1950s. But one thing remains constant – the Junior League of Dallas is a group of women focused on and dedicated to voluntarism, community, family and building a better Dallas. After Mrs. Altshuler’s first placement at Old Parkland Hospital, where she was the self-proclaimed “worst waitress” in the tea room, she moved into a more administrative role within the JLD. In her new position, she quickly realized her talents were in organizing and delegating. She later went on to serve as JLD President in 1961-1962, and credits the League with equipping her with a network and skill set that has enabled her to serve on countless boards throughout the city and help found the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. In 1987, Dallas Police Lieutenant Bill Walsh approached Mrs. Altshuler with a need he had observed in the course of his work. Children who were severely physically and sexually abused needed a place to go other than hospitals and police stations – they needed a more supportive, safe and loving environment. Mrs. Altshuler immediately used her
JLD training and got to work, connecting the dots in her network of volunteers to create a board of directors and working tirelessly to create bylaws. She developed a fundraising strategy and helped secure a location for the center to call home. Through a letter-writing campaign, Mrs. Altshuler raised the $600,000 to purchase the space and with the support of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center League, a wonderful board, the Dallas Police Department and countless volunteers, opened the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center near Baylor Hospital in February 1991. Today, the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center offers a safe, warm environment for abused children to begin their healing process – offering case management, forensic investigation and therapy for these young victims. When asked what she would recommend to any leader looking to start a nonprofit, Mrs. Altshuler stated, “You have to lead your committee and volunteers by hand, which is exactly what the Junior League does. After that, you let them fly.”
“You have to lead your committee and volunteers by hand, which is exactly what the Junior League does. After that you let them fly.“
When Susybelle Gosslee was a Provisional, the landscape of the Junior League of Dallas was evolving. New issues were emerging in the community and the scope of service needs was expanding. During her first year in the League, Mrs. Gosslee heard from speakers who were working to develop a new initiative in the city to address the needs of troubled teen girls. This initiative gave rise to the development of the
of unfulfilled needs in her community coupled with her desire to see change prompted her to establish Our Friends Place.
Letot Center, where Mrs. Gosslee was one of the first JLD volunteers to serve. While volunteering at this organization, she had the opportunity to receive additional training in working with status offender youth.
the knowledge necessary to create safe homes and healthy families. It offers clients the Therapeutic Group Home, as well as its Transitional Living Center program, the first of its kind in North Texas.
Mrs. Gosslee experienced many eye-opening moments while volunteering at the Letot Center, but one that really shifted the course of her life was when a young woman at the Center refused to make her bed. It took only a brief conversation for Mrs. Gosslee to realize that the girl had never been taught how to make a bed. This was one of many experiences that showed Mrs. Gosslee the importance of being more of an observer than a judge. “[Before my time volunteering], I thought I knew a great deal, but I was very mistaken. [These experiences] transformed me so I didn’t jump to the first conclusion.”
The Transitional Living Center program empowers young women to break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness by first providing a safe home in a supervised apartment setting. Here, the young women learn all the skills they need to secure a job, apply for educational or vocational training, prepare meals and manage their own lives as responsible adults.
Throughout Mrs. Gosslee’s JLD volunteer experiences and through her own research, she began to see that there was a significant lack of resources being afforded to at-risk young women. She kept hoping she could do something greater to help. Eventually, this knowledge 8
Opening its doors in 1987, Our Friends Place provides therapeutic services, teaches independent living skills and provides young women who face abuse, neglect, poverty and potentially homelessness with
Mrs. Gosslee attributes the Junior League of Dallas to helping shape her value system, stating, “The Junior League opened doors for me and enlightened me about humanity and human dignity. It challenged me to evaluate my own value system. I was shaped to broaden my understanding; to ask myself ‘what does it mean to be a human beingwhat does it mean to be a caring human being.’ I feel very committed to my work.”
Emy Lou Baldridge, like many of our Junior League of Dallas volunteers, transferred to the JLD from another League. When she landed in Dallas, Mrs. Baldridge knew almost no one and was glad to have the League because of its access to incredible information about the community and as an immediate source of friends. While an Active Member, Mrs. Baldridge volunteered in various placements, eventually landing on the Research and Development (R&D) Committee. According to Mrs. Baldridge, the R&D team “gives you an inroad into what actually is going on in the community.” She later served on the Community Service Board, which introduced her to many childcentered organizations. Mrs. Baldridge credits her placements and the League for helping her cultivate an amazing amount of organizational skills and the courage to take on new challenges, saying, “the League has some of the best ways of helping people learn how to prioritize, organize and execute.” In 1989, Mrs. Baldridge, along with fellow Junior League member Marian “Mimi” Huey, realized there was a huge need for helping Child
Together, these women decided to establish Community Partners of Dallas. Initially, its purpose was to determine how the community could support Child Protective Services – they learned CPS needed funds to gather basic items, including diapers, clothing and car seats. Over time, the organization’s mission was refined to state that they will ensure safety, restore dignity and inspire hope for the abused and neglected children served by Dallas County Protective Services. This mission is unique as there is no other nonprofit agency in our area that provides the same services. Mrs. Baldridge credited the League with inspiring her to do things she once would have considered improbable. “The Junior League of Dallas opened so many doors to the community because of its members’ expertise, influence, and education. Oftentimes through the League, you discover a passion from serving on these committees that becomes a lifetime passion. For me, it opened a door to try to make life for children better. What the League offers is just extraordinary. You get back more than you give.
Protective Services with the abused and neglected children of Dallas.
As the mission states, “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.” JLD offered each of these ladies unique and valuable training and opportunities that continue to drive them and inspire so many others to make a difference in our community.
Sex trafficking is a rarely discussed, and for many, a relatively unknown industry. Yet, Texas is a major hub for sex trafficking in the United States, and thousands of women have been affected in Dallas alone. Caren Prothro is taking a stand, acknowledging this dark industry and speaking openly in order to increase awareness and encourage others to take action. She is a long-time volunteer and supporter of
With her vision firmly fixed, she approached the Letot Foundation Capital Board regarding her desire to raise funds to provide innovative solutions for girls trying to escape the sex trafficking industry. These girls are often neglected and abandoned, often referred to as “invisible girls” and have very few, if any, resources to help them. Mrs. Prothro recognized the need for a strategic program to help them reshape and
the Letot Center, founded in 1979 through the combined efforts of the Dallas County Juvenile Department, Dallas Independent School District and the Junior League of Dallas. She is currently serving as President Emeritus of the Letot Center Capital Foundation Board.
rebuild their lives. The result is a capital campaign towards a 55,000 square foot facility that will be the Letot Girls’ Residential Treatment Center, expected to open in 2014. Not only will the building include residential and therapy spaces, but it will also house training areas for culinary arts and cosmetology, as well as other educational and careeroriented spaces.
Mrs. Prothro began her journey with the Letot Center in her early thirties, when she volunteered at the local juvenile center, working with children who were runaways or minor offenders. Though she found the program to be a success, Mrs. Prothro saw a need to help the girls who left the shelter only to be greeted by men ready to employ them right back into the sex industry. With very little savings and not enough time to learn to stand on their own two feet, many of the girls who left the Letot Center found themselves returning to their old ways. “These young women not only return to an industry that has its own dangers like STDs and disease,” Mrs. Prothro said, “But trafficking coincides with heavy drug use and a poor quality of life. These women rarely see the age of thirty.”
The Junior League of Dallas has been an advocate for the cause throughout the entire campaign. Mrs. Prothro credits not only the financial support, but the training and inspiration she received through her membership as a catalyst for initiating this campaign. It is through the Junior League of Dallas that she has realized the strength and commitment to voluntarism in our community. “When Dallas rolls up its sleeves to get something done, it gets it done,” states Mrs. Prothro. “We need to have something to support these young women in need here.”
DEEDIE ROSE Each year, Zale Corporation and The Dallas Morning News join together to recognize a Dallas citizen whose civic and humanitarian efforts have created the greatest benefit for the city.
The recipient of the 2013 Linz Award is JLD Sustainer Deedie Rose, an active philanthropist and volunteer best known for her passionate development of Dallas’ cultural and educational institutions. An avid supporter of both the arts and education, Mrs. Rose has dared to dream big things for the city of Dallas. She cites a chance visit to a New York museum as the eye-opening experience that planted in her a deep love for and appreciation of the arts. She began volunteering at the Dallas Museum of Art and eventually joined its Board of Trustees. Her vision for the arts in Dallas led her to collaborate with arts and business leaders to help plan the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts where she served as Vice Chair and a founding board member. Mrs. Rose was part of a select team of leaders who worked tirelessly for 12 years to raise funds, plan and construct the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Today, she serves as the co-chair for the Center’s capital campaign. Her reach has not been limited to the Dallas Arts District. Mrs. Rose partnered with former Mayor Laura Miller to provide the funds and leadership needed in order to revise the Trinity River Corridor Plan. This new plan ensures balance on both sides of the Trinity River. As a result of these efforts, the Trinity Trust was formed to ensure that the funds required to make the plan a reality are raised. Her commitment to building a better Dallas convinced her of the city’s need for a strong urban plan. In 2008 she proposed that an urban planning office be established at City Hall. As a result the Dallas City Design Studio was opened. This innovative department has been able to begin to revitalize neighborhoods in Oak Cliff as well as south and west Dallas. Mrs. Rose also assisted with funding and worked with city leaders to develop a bike plan for the Katy Trail, enhancing biking opportunities within the city.
Mrs. Rose also is ensuring that her love of the arts is shared with future generations. She is committed to integrating arts and culture into public education through the organization she helped to found, Big Thought, which has given more than 100,000 students in 157 Dallas elementary schools year-round exposure to arts and creative teaching techniques. Mrs. Rose is also a primary contributor to the Center for Creative Connections, a children’s education center at the Dallas Museum of Art. This dynamic volunteer and philanthropist has lent her talent to many organizations, including Public Radio International, Texas Christian University, The Trinity Trust, the Dallas Foundation, the Dallas Architectural Forum, and Dallas Theater Center. Mrs. Rose is a past member of the National Council of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Park Foundation. She has served on a number of advisory boards, including The University of Texas School of Architecture. Past awards include the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Humanitarian Award; and the 1997 TACA Neiman Marcus Silver Cup award, given annually for distinguished service to the arts. It has been said that there are few things in the city of Dallas that she hasn’t invented or made happen. Mrs. Rose was honored for her incredible achievements at the 84th Annual Linz Award Luncheon. She was esteemed by city leaders, including Mayor Mike Rawlings, and previous Linz Award winners and JLD Sustainers Ruth Altshuler and Caren Prothro. Mrs. Prothro told the audience that Deedie Rose is one who “dreams big dreams and is willing to take risks” and that she has “taught all of us to have the courage to think larger.” We are so grateful that Mrs. Rose has shared her big dreams with our city and that her courage has led us to a better Dallas. For this accomplishment and so many more, we congratulate Deedie Rose.
SUSTAINER OF THE YEAR
LINDA SECREST The prestigious Sustainer of the Year award is given each year to a Sustaining Member who continues to use the training and leadership skills she acquired as a Provisional and Active Member to make a difference in the Dallas community through a commitment to voluntarism.
The Junior League of Dallas is proud to recognize Linda Secrest as the 2013-2014 Sustainer of the Year. Mrs. Secrest has a strong history of voluntarism in Dallas, but it was only after a friend secretly suggested her for membership that she joined the Junior League of Dallas. She quickly became involved and found that the League was a great fit for her. “There is no other organization that I know of where members are willing to help each other grow, learn and are encouraged to share knowledge,” said Mrs. Secrest. “In the JLD there is a common purpose and goal. All of us are in it together to create a better community, mentor, nurture and support other women to achieve their potential, which is helpful to each individual as well as our community.“ Mrs. Secrest began her League service as an inner city day camp volunteer, where she first saw the impact she could make as a member of the Junior League of Dallas. “It was incredibly rewarding to be able to give children with little resources and little supervision in the summer a camping experience right in the middle of Dallas. The children loved it, which made it so rewarding for the volunteers.” Mrs. Secrest quickly took on more responsibilities within the League, serving as Chair of the Yes DISD Project, Assistant Chair of the Education Committee and eventually Membership Vice President and Training Vice President. With each placement, whether in the community or In-League, she credits the League with providing her opportunities for personal and professional development. “I probably would not have had access to such amazing training had it not been for the League, and I am profoundly grateful for the wonderful opportunities. Time management and organizational skills have been invaluable as well as leadership training and volunteer management.”
Looking back on her years of service with the League, Mrs. Secrest remembers each placement as a unique and meaningful experience, but she cites her placement as Membership Vice President as one of her fondest memories. “I loved working with our membership, helping to solve membership issues and welcoming New Members and Transfers to our League. I probably enjoyed this placement the most because of working with the seven other talented and exceptional women who were members alongside me of the Executive Board.” Mrs. Secrest eventually served on the JLD Board (now known as Leadership Council) seven times and its Executive Committee (now known as Board of Directors) two times. Since her Active years with the League, Mrs. Secrest has continued her dedication to this organization, serving in leadership positions such as Sustainer President, Linz Award Chair and Member-at-Large to the Sustainer Board. When asked how she has seen the impact of the Junior League of Dallas, Linda observed, “For 90+ years the Junior League of Dallas has been involved with our community and has researched and sent volunteers and funding to all areas of Dallas. We have been instrumental in starting programs still in existence today, and have shored up agencies in need of help that have since become exemplary nonprofits. Sometimes I wish we could place signs all over Dallas stating ‘JLD was here!’” Many organizations in Dallas could also boast that “Linda was here!” Besides serving as a volunteer for the Junior League of Dallas, Linda has dedicated her time and energy to countless nonprofits and groups. The city of Dallas is a better place as a result of Mrs. Secrest’s tireless civic efforts and the Junior League of Dallas is pleased to honor her for this legacy of service to our community.
â€œThe anniversary is never without notice, but this year, 50 years later, marks a solemn reminder of not only how much time has passed, but also how the world has never forgotten.â€?
Fifty years ago, one of the most defining events in the history of the city of Dallas happened in an instant. On November 22, 1963, women of the Junior League of Dallas were excited, along with the rest of the city, to welcome an acting president during his stop on his Texas tour. Some of these ladies were downtown as bystanders in the crowd as the President and First Lady passed to the cheers of tens of thousands. Some were at home as the presidential limousine drove through the same streets where they had been working, shopping or volunteering just days prior. These Dallas volunteers, along with the rest of the world, were shocked at the story that would unfold next. For so many, the image of the city of Dallas, after that day, was tarnished. But for the women of the Junior League of Dallas, that tragic moment gave them cause to honorably preserve history even while respectfully grieving for our nation’s loss. Ruth Altshuler Brad Loper/The Dallas Morning News
Junior League volunteer Lindalyn Adams’ personal connection to the assassination ran deep. Her husband was a doctor at Parkland Memorial Hospital at the time of the assassination. Many of their close friends were also doctors and were working in the emergency room when President Kennedy arrived. “We, along with our friends, colleagues and the city, were depressed and grieving after it took place,“ remembers Mrs. Adams. It was her long-standing résumé of leadership and voluntarism in the Dallas community, including her service in the Junior League of Dallas, that helped drive her to create a permanent place of remembrance for that fateful day. Lindalyn Adams, who is known for her passion for history and love for her city, was seated as a Chairman of the Dallas Historical Commission in 1975. While in this position, she founded the Dallas County Historical Foundation to, “establish, support, maintain, manage and operate a historical exhibit on the Sixth Floor of the Dallas County Administration Building, formerly the Texas School Book Depository.” 1 She says her next task was to recruit a board of leaders who would give a strong backing to the cause. “We needed to appoint a team of leaders, and we reached out to Dallas leaders like Stanley Marcus, John Stemmons, and on and on…” she recounts. ”We had an excellent group of advisors working on something of international importance.” She credits her experience in the Junior League of Dallas for her level of comfort reaching out to people of importance for support. For her, training and experience in the League, “means we always try for excellence and evaluate after, to see if it could be even better.” Mrs. Adams says humbly, “That is the feeling that stays with us, it can always be done better.” It was not without resistance that the former Junior League of Dallas Ball Chair charged forward for many years, helping the foundation raise $3.5 million. On President’s Day in 1989, her patience paid off when the Sixth Floor Museum at the former Texas School Book Depository at 411 Elm Street opened its doors. Today, the museum hosts more than 300,000 visitors per year.
For another Junior League of Dallas volunteer, November 22, 1963 was anticipated to be a very special day. On that day she was to attend a luncheon at the Trade Mart along with several hundred others to honor President Kennedy’s visit to Dallas. Ruth Altshuler reflected on that day in her life at the JLD September 2013 General Membership Meeting. She recalled choosing to leave the crowds early, opting to miss seeing the President’s motorcade in order to get to the luncheon early and beat the traffic. She was going to be in the same room with the President, Vice President, Governor and the First Lady as part of the formal program for his visit. Her husband picked her up along the motorcade route on Elm Street, and they headed to the Trade Mart. But the highly anticipated luncheon never happened. The anniversary is never without notice, but this year, 50 years later, marks a solemn reminder of not only how much time has passed, but also how the world has never forgotten. At the JLD September General Membership Meeting, Mrs. Altshuler shared, “The Mayor’s office began getting calls about how they would commemorate the event more than a year and half ago.” In an earlier report by The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Mayor Rawlings said this when addressing his plans to commemorate, “This event is extremely important in the life of Dallas. I wanted someone who had a lot of experience leading important projects, somebody who knew Dallas and knew what Dallas was all about, and someone great at dealing with the human quality of something like this.” 2 And what was Mayor Rawlings to do? He called Junior League of Dallas Past President, current Sustainer, Linz Award recipient, JLD Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, and Association of Junior Leagues International Mary Harriman Award Recipient, Ruth Altshuler. “About 90% of the people living in Dallas today were not born, or were not living in Dallas, at the time of the assassination, they don’t remember,” said Mrs. Altshuler. “It was a difficult task to create an event
Ruth Altshuler and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Mona Reeder/The Dallas Morning News
that would commemorate for some, and educate for so many others, all while showcasing how we, as a city, respectfully honor our history.” To accomplish this, Mrs. Altshuler planned a special memorial to honor the life, leadership and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. She enlisted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the United States Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club to perform, as well as noted presidential historian and best-selling author David McCullough to read experts from John F. Kennedy’s presidential speeches. She also coordinated with the city of Dallas for church bells to toll and a ceremonial flyover to conclude the memorial. In announcing the November 22, 2013 event, “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy,” Mayor Rawlings said, “This is a part of our history. The story of Dallas’ growth and success can only be understood in the context of this unspeakable tragedy. It is important that the city of Dallas has a strong voice in remembering this very solemn day and honoring a great President who was a hero to so many people around the world.” 3 The JLD Sustainer fall day-tour was planned around the anniversary as well. In addition to a tour of the Sixth Floor Museum and a bus tour visiting key sites of that fateful day, organizer, Clare Chaney planned for attendees to hear from Lindalyn Adams and Ruth Altshuler. Mrs. Chaney says, “Most of all we are so honored to have them speak to us, not only for their incredible examples of service, but also for the tremendous role they have played in commemorating this history in Dallas.” It is through the dedication and initiative of Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Altshuler that our city has a museum that celebrates the life and legacy of our 35th president and a commemorative event to remember and reflect on a day that changed the world. The Junior League of Dallas has served as a training ground for generations of women leaders who have chosen a life of service; women who make an impact; women who can get the job done and done well. In good times and in bad, there will always be a Junior League of Dallas volunteer willing and ready to lead and execute the events and programs that make our city great. That is our commitment.
Sources: Sixth Floor Museum media relations; Farwell, Scott, The Dallas Morning News, Neighbors Go; February 2, 2013 dallasnews.com http://www.dallasnews.com/news/ community-news/dallas/headlines/20130202-with-ruth-altshuler-at-the-helm-dallas-painful-jfk-memorial-is-in-experienced-hands.ece; “Dallas Mayor and Leadership Committee Announce “THE 50th” Memorial to JFK,” “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy”. press release, June 19, 2013 on “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy” website, http://50thhonoringjohnfkennedy.com/pdf/The-50th-Press-Release-2013-10-21.pdf, accessed November 5, 2013; Association of Junior leagues International, Inc., connected, June 2013, “Democracy to operate successfully requires public participation…” http://connected.ajli.org/2013/06/democracy-to-operatesuccessfully-requires-public-participation/; Personal interviews: Lindalyn Adams, Ruth Altshuler, Clare Chaney
SIGNATURE PROJECTS A Signature Project is created when the Junior League of Dallas identifies a specific need in the community and then develops a creative way to meet that need. Signature Projects allow us to collaborate with other organizations, create high visibility for urgent issues and leave a legacy in the Dallas community.
Kids In The Kitchen Kids in the Kitchen is a nationally recognized health education program that empowers youth to learn the preparation of healthy meals and educates them and their parents regarding nutrition and healthy choices. In partnership with UnitedHealthcare, the Junior League of Dallas works to impact the lives of area children for healthier lifestyles through an interactive program. This year, the JLD will engage kindergarten through 5th grade youth during three hour sessions that include age-appropriate recipe preparation, fun exercise activities and take-home items including nutrition and fitness tips for the whole family.
Women LEAD This year, the Junior League of Dallas is proud to implement our newest signature project, the Women LEAD Scholarship Program. In collaboration with Mary Kay, Inc., the Women LEAD Scholarship Program will assist female high school students in pursuing their dreams of higher education and create opportunities for future women leaders. In 2013-2014, the scholarship program will award $25,000 in college scholarships to female senior high school students at Emmett J. Conrad High School in the Dallas Independent School District.
2013 Grants for Innovative Teaching Recipients
community outreach Community Outreach assesses community needs and initiates Community Impact Projects as well as administers the Community Assistance Fund. The Community Assistance Fund provides emergency funding for critical, short-term needs of nonprofit agencies. This needsbased program is available to nonprofit agencies in Dallas County. Through the fund, agencies are able to receive immediate funding to ensure that services to their clients continue without interruption.
GRANTS FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING Grants for Innovative Teaching encourages and supports excellence in teaching by awarding grants to Dallas ISD teachers for special and innovative projects that otherwise would not be provided for in school budgets. Since 1992, the program has provided more than $1 million to Dallas ISD teachers who create innovative approaches to teaching children. Through the generous contributions of our 2013-2014 presenting sponsor, Texas Instruments, as well as sponsors MoneyGram Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Hillcrest Foundation, The Agnes Cluthe Oliver Foundation, Trinity Industries, and Between the Covers (a JLD Sustainer book club), 76 grants totaling nearly $138,000 were awarded to DISD teachers.
Musical Therapy provides companionship, stimulation and entertainment for adults, teens, and children in the Dallas area. Our dedicated volunteers present musical programs and interact with clients in nursing homes, shelters, and hospitals. 15
2013-2014 COMMUNITY PROGRAM Each year, the Research and Development Committee identifies approximately 40 projects that will comprise the majority of the JLD Community Program for the year. The committee accepts project requests that further the mission of the JLD and respond to recognized community needs. Requests must include a volunteer placement component for JLD members and may also include a funding component. Below is a list of current programs in the six JLD Issue Area fields. This list shows the number of trained volunteers and amount of funds (if any) made available for the program.
Arts & Cultural Enrichment JLD supports efforts to create and enrich the quality of life through arts and cultural enrichment opportunities which are accessible to all members of the community. Our trained volunteers share music, nature, art and dance experiences through community programs and events.
• Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts: 20 volunteers; $22,000
• Dallas Zoological Society: 32 volunteers; $24,190
• Community Sampler: 30 volunteers; $0
• Perot Museum of Nature & Science: 71 volunteers; $21,114
• Dallas Arboretum: 65 volunteers; $14,750 • Dallas Museum of Art: 61 volunteers; $5,000
• Musical Therapy: 30 volunteers; $2,000
Total: 309 volunteers; $92,054
Poverty Intervention JLD supports efforts to break the cycle of poverty by meeting the basic needs of the economically disadvantaged. Our trained volunteers work with local agencies to promote self- sufficiency and to improve the quality of life for the underserved members of our community.
• Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity: 36 volunteers; $35,000
• North Dallas Shared Ministries: 15 volunteers; $40,000
• Family Gateway - NEW: 11 volunteers; $4,000
• North Texas Food Bank: 26 volunteers; $18,000
• Interfaith Housing Coalition: 19 volunteers; $36,000
• Vickery Meadow Learning Center: 13 volunteers; $10,500
• New Friends New Life: 17 volunteers; $12,000 16
Total: 137 volunteers; $155,500
Education JLD supports efforts to promote excellence in education. Our trained volunteers work with local schools and agencies to support the educational needs of the community and promote learning from early childhood to adulthood.
• Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas: 32 Volunteers; $14,300
• Notre Dame School: 11 volunteers; $20,000
• Communities in Schools: 14 volunteers, $5,000
• Texas Discovery Gardens: 15 volunteers, $5,000
• Dallas Tennis Association: 20 volunteers; $4,260
• The Rise School of Dallas: 11 volunteers; $38,000
• East Dallas Community School: 19 volunteers; $32,500 • Friends of the Dallas Public Library: 24 volunteers; $15,500
Total: 146 volunteers; $134,560
Health JLD supports efforts to promote adequate, accessible and preventive health services to all individuals. Our trained volunteers facilitate activities and advocate for patients, assist with therapeutic classes, and provide support and encouragement to hospitalized individuals.
• Cancer Support Community North Texas: 67 volunteers; $32,914 • Children’s Medical Center: 26 volunteers; $26,625 • EQUEST: 27 volunteers; $37,200 • Methodist Medical Center: 37 volunteers; $26,000
• Parkland Health & Hospital System: 21 volunteers; $30,000 • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: 34 volunteers; $7,300 • The Senior Source, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas: 23 volunteers; $35,974 Total: 235 volunteers; $196,013
Family Preservation JLD supports efforts to promote the physical and emotional well-being of families. Our trained volunteers work with adults and children to enhance positive self-esteem and to teach personal responsibility and accountability for a better quality of life.
• Baylor Health Care System FoundationOur Children’s House: 23 volunteers; $900
• Ronald McDonald House of Dallas: 77 volunteers; $18,000
• Baylor Health Care System FoundationTwice Blessed House: 31 volunteers; $10,250
• St. Philip’s School & Community Center: 11 volunteers; $5,000
• Jubilee Park: 21 volunteers; $2,400
• Salesmanship Club - NEW: 13 volunteers; $3,000
Total: 191 volunteers; $59,120
• Promise House: 15 volunteers; $19,570
Violence Intervention JLD supports efforts to reduce the incidence of domestic violence, child abuse and juvenile delinquency. Our trained volunteers participate in education, advocacy, and support services for victims of violence and child abuse, make a crucial contribution to agencies that help end the cycle of violence, and provide a safe haven for victims of abuse.
• Community Partners of Dallas: 41 volunteers; $37,797
• Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support: 49 volunteers; $39,000
• CONTACT Crisis Line: 19 volunteers; $32,856
• Our Friends Place: 15 volunteers; $28,400
• Dallas CASA: 24 volunteers; $55,000
• The Family Place: 30 volunteers; $14,200
• Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center: 53 volunteers; $32,500
Total: 231 volunteers; $239,753 17
THANK YOU 2012-2013 DONORS UNDERWRITING DONORS Sterling Lyda Hill Foundation Sewell Automotive Companies Texas Instruments Crystal Chase Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians Hillcrest Foundation founded by Mrs. W.W. Caruth, Sr. Kohl Foundation KPMG LLP Park Place Dealerships The Vin & Caren Prothro Foundation UnitedHealthcare Platinum Baker Botts LLP Bank of Texas Baylor Health Care System Dianne Cash Chuck E. Cheese’s Suzanne and Bob Gengelbach Grand Luxe Dr. and Mrs. William P. Huckin/T.C. Lupton, Jr. Family Foundation Hunt Consolidated Inc./Hunt Oil Company Modern Luxury Dallas Nordstrom PlainsCaptial Bank Ryan Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Gold Digital 3 – Greg Nieberding Ebby Halliday Companies J. M. Haggar, Jr. Family Foundation Agnes Cluthe Oliver Foundation Margot and Ross Perot/Perot Foundation Silver A.L. Chilton Foundation AT&T The Baillargeon Family Emily and Danny Canete Community Trust Bank of Texas Mr. and Mrs. William A. Custard Aimee and Paul Griffiths Locke Lord LLP Methodist Health System Foundation Mike A. Myers Foundation Sara Novikoff Parkland Health & Hospital System
Katherine and Eric Reeves Caroline and Brian Rose Dr. Robert and Lara Tafel Thompson & Knight Foundation Tom Thumb Trinity Industries, Inc. Lisa and Kenny Troutt Bronze Ashley and Marcus Allen Imad K. Anbouba Ruth Altshuler Dana and Brad Ayres Julie and Scott Bagley Lisa Bhattacharya Brahmin April and Art Brickey Mr. and Mrs. Henri L. Bromberg, III Clampitt Paper Company Comstock Resources, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cotten Kathy and Harlan Crow Dallas Fort Worth Fertility Associates Elizabeth and Eric Gambrell Laura and David Johnson Luther King Capital Management Kate and Brad McCoy Ellen and John McStay Wendy and Boyd Messmann Mockingbird Station Kate and Keith Newman Occidental Chemical Corporation Red Door Spas Rekerdres Insurance Agency, Inc. The Rosewood Foundation Jennifer and Andy Scripps Nancy C. Seay D’Andra Simmons Harold Simmons Foundation Southern Methodist University Tracy and David Steiner The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation The Gil & Dody Weaver Foundation Cachet and Bill Weinberg JLD Gift 2012-2013 JLD Provisionals Michelle Alden Jenna Alexander and Brendan Higgins Jennifer and John Alexander Peggy Allison Linda Altick Erika Anderson Liz Anderson Blair Archer Megan Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C. Arrington Brooke Bailey Baldridge Foundation Heather and Ray Balestri
Lisa Ballew Susan Baldwin Tammy and Michael Barger Mary Ann Barker Adrienne Barrett Laura Bassett Katy Bernal Between the Covers (JLD Sustainer Book Club) Claudia Biedenham Meredith and Rick Bjorck Blanche Mary Taxis Foundation Ashley Blanchette Melissa Boler Tillie and Brett Borchers Kathryn Boutte Catherine Brady Marta Brasseaux Roxanne Bredy Brinker International Katy Bernal Lisa Brinser Marissa Britton Chelsey Caldwell and Sewell Village Cadillac of Dallas Sarah E. Campbell Judy and Craig Canon Ann Carelock Peggy and Web Carr Mary Elizabeth and Rick Carrell Christie Gayden Carter Annabelle Catterall Charlotte Caudill Clare Buie Chaney Karen Cheetham Tina Chhabria Lauren Childress Heather Chimarys Joanna Clarke Jayme Cohen Amanda Coles Jacqueline L. Converse Deana Courtemanche Juliana Crawford Carla Cree Dallas Women’s Foundation Sykes Staff Fund Elizabeth F. Dacus Courtney Davis Heather Davis Elizabeth and Lance Deal Kimberly Dean Brittany DeBardeleben Luisa M. del Rosal Adriane Devereux Leslie and George Diamond Rebecca Dodson-Pinkus Stephanie Dolan Amy Domyan Gay and Brad Donnell/Metropolitan Capital Advisors Donorbridge Fund of Communities Foundation Of Texas Sondra Dozier Michelle and Mark Early Katie Edwards Jennifer Eels Ariane Einecker Mrs. Henry Estess
Ms. Petra Fackler Judy and Hugh Ferguson Gail C. Fischer Laura Fonville Kristi and Bill Francis Ashley Frysinger Suzanne Gaberino Kyle and James Galbraith III Courtney Geiger Cathy Geiszler Margot H. Gill Shea Gleason Sharon and David Gleeson Mary Beth and Chris Gober Mrs. Greg C. Greene Laura Gannon-Greenwood Shelley McCarthy Gregg Lousie and Guy Griffeth Ashley Guardiola Keesha Guzman Alicia Hall Randi and Edward Halsell Elizabeth Hammack Cindy Hanson Whitnee Hawthorne Finley Harbaugh Kendall Hayden Richard Hayes Rue Henry Danica Hershberger Heather Hicks/TH Designs And Gifts Hayley Hightower Theresa Hill Mary Joy Hinton Bethany and Stephen Holloway Elissa Anne House Kristen and Bill Howell Michelle Hubble Megan Inman Linda Jackson Megan Jackson Lauren Jarrell Elizabeth and Edward Jendrzey Amy Jent Sharon Jett Kelsey Weir Johnson Brittany Jones Laurie Jones Patricia Jordan Angie and Kevin Kadesky Alissa Kaiser Sonia Kakkar Katy Trail Animal Hospital, LLC Tierney Kaufman Kathy and Kevin Kelley Laura and Guy Kellogg Amy Kerr Stephanie Kiehnle Kristina Kiik Danielle Kiser Klemchuk Kubasta LLC Kylie Kulwicki Felicia Kuo Jane and John Lancaster Jennifer Larson Ann and Sam Lawrence Lisa P. Little Cinthia Lopez Katherine Losada
Bobby B. Lyle Gail and Bill Madden Lauren and Scott Maggard Laura Leigh Majernik Jill Malone Lila Marshall Betty and John Martin Meagan Martin Shannan and Mitch Martin Sara and David Martineau Mandy Masters Ashley Massey Paige McDaniel Caroline McEvoy Elisabeth McHugh Carmen McCracken McMillan Randi and Peter McParlin Jennifer McPhee Sally and Edward McPherson Katie McQueen Jordi Miller Kristi Miller Shana Millican Maureen Milligan Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Moats Ruth Ann Montgomery Cathy Morgan Sally P. and Scott W. Mooring, III Charitable Fund Leslie Morse Kelly Morton Jennifer and Jon Mosle Nancy Perot Elise Murphy Shivani Naidoo Ms. Laura Jordan Navarro And Dr. Aaron W. Navarro Daffan and Doug Nettle Margaret and Jonathan Neubauer Stuart J. Newsome Shelby Noble Christina and Tim Norris Northmarq Captial Isabell Novakov OCE’ Business Services Becky and Ron Odlozil Donna and Jeff Osborne Karen Liu Pang Sally and Peter Parsonson Foundation Sarah Patterson Nancy and John Penson Lauren Perella Pamela and Vin Perella Katherine Pfeifle Elizabeth Pierce Catherine Pistor Sarah and Douglas Pittman Sarah Polzer Elizabeth S. Post Melissa Pridmore Monica and Les Pritchett Blair Quigg Ann D. Reed Jennifer Reid Amanda Reynolds Katie and Mark Robbins Marie Robertson Bryanna and Tommy Roop Veronica Roper Deedie and Edward Rose
Sara Roth Laura Rowley Dr. and Mrs. Khashayar Sakhaee Christa and Ketric Sanford Alonia Schexnayder Amy Schisler Nancy and Ryan Scripps Summer Schock Erin Schuhmacher Stephanie Seay Elizabeth R. Selzer Christi Sestak Reanae Seth Meredith Shafer Sara Sheehan Sara Shuart Mr. and Mrs. George A. Shutt Elisa Slaton Michelle Slaughter Janet and Norman Smith Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sparkman Squires & Company Caro Stalcup Suzanne Steinmetz Whitney Strauss Steve Snider, Inc. Amy and Harrison Stoneham Donna Strittmatter Mersina and Phin Stubbs The Sunless Diva Craig and Deborah Ethridge Sutton Rebecca Taylor Judy and John Temple Rebecca Thomas Georgia Thompson Rachel Tice Kathy and Lamar Tims Cindy Tonnessen Dorothy Collins Torbert Darin Turner Virginia Urban Lindsay Valle Barbara Vance Kelly Vickers Jennifer Walkingstick Stephanie Wallace Nikki and Crayton Webb Wanda and Gary L. Webb Family Fund Susan Wells Kristina and Phil Whitcomb Lori Whitlow Mary Lou Wiggins Whitney Williams Courtney Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Zable Minjamin Zhang Hayley Zimmerman Virginia Zimmerly
SPECIAL THANKS/ IN-KIND Bachendorf’s BEYOND Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Brynn Bagot Public Relations LLC Clampitt Paper Company
Community Trust Bank D Magazine D’Andra Simmons Dana Driensky Photography Digital 3 – Greg Nieberding Freesia Dallas Hilton Anatole Hotel IBB Designs Alexandra M. and Mark Jacobs, Jr. Junior League of Dallas Staff Kristina Wrenn for 27 Village Marquee Grill & Bar Mary Kay Inc. Amy and Malone Mitchell Moet Hennessy USA Nothing Bundt Cakes Southlake/Dee Dee Anderson Orange Spot Pink Nose Park Place Dealerships Posh Couture Rentals Remarkable Affairs RP Valet Ser Steak + Spirits Southern Fried Paper Sweet E’s Express Swoozie’s Tammy Barger, JLD Development Coordinator The Container Store The Hospitality Sweet Tom Addis Wisteria
LUNCHEON UNDERWRITING DONORS 1922 Founding Sponsor Inwood National Bank Lyda Hill Foundation Promoting Voluntarism Sponsor Nancy Ann Hunt Developing the Potential of Women Colleen and Bob Baillargeon Park Place Dealerships Improving the Community Sponsor Chuck E. Cheese’s PlainsCapital Bank Debbie and Ric Scripps
Margaret and Doug Hunt Carla and David Joiner Anne P. Leary in Honor of Debbie Taylor Betty and John Martin Marguerite McClinton Janie McGarr Carmen McCracken McMillan Lydia Novakov Dr. and Mrs. Khashayar Sakhaee Debbie Taylor Effective Action and Leadership Table 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 JLD Board of Directors 2008-2009 JLD Board of Directors 201-2011 JLD Board of Directors 2011-2012 JLD Board of Directors 2012 Milestone Luncheon Committee 2012-2013 JLD Board of Directors Community Partners of Dallas, Inc. DFW Audi Margo Goodwin Mary Kay Inc. Methodist Health System Foundation Jennifer and Andy Scripps Trained Volunteer Table Sponsor 2009-2010 JLD Board of Directors Dallas Women’s Foundation Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support 2012-2013 Underwriting Committee Margaret Neubauer Ronald McDonald House of Dallas United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Zurich Luncheon Program Sponsor Methodist Health System Foundation
Special Luncheon Sponsor Ruth Altshuler April and Art Brickey Citi Amanda Coles Aimee and Paul Griffiths Highland Park Animal Hospital Kyle and James Huckaby
BALL CHAIR SPOTLIGHT Thank you to our 52nd Annual Ball Chair and Honorary Ball Chair, Wendy Messmann and Honorary Ball Co-Chairs, Mrs. Trammell Crow and Katherine Wynne LaLonde. Your commitment and support ensures that Dallas continues to be the Marvelous City!
WENDY MESSMANN The 2014 Junior League of Dallas Ball Chair, Wendy Messmann, is thrilled to showcase the incredible and far-reaching impact of the Junior League of Dallas at the 52nd Annual Ball -- “Rio Carnival… A Night in La Cidade Maravilhosa… The Marvelous City.” When seeking inspiration for her theme, Mrs. Messmann was drawn to the unique history of Rio’s Carnival. During this Brazilian festival, all people came together in celebration, unified by their love for their city and its spirit and culture. This year’s Ball theme reflects this spirit of pride and common unity amongst those who call Dallas home and work to build an even better Dallas, our own “Marvelous City.” In an effort to capture some of the energy of Rio Carnival, Mrs. Messmann is focused on creating a unique and vibrant experience for the guests at the 2014 JLD Ball. She sees an incredible opportunity to highlight our “Marvelous City” with beautiful views of the Dallas skyline and city landmarks, while offering an entertaining and meaningful celebration of the Junior League of Dallas. Ultimately, Mrs. Messmann foresees the theme contributing toward a feeling of unity with others in our community and a deeper connection between those who support the League and those who are touched by the work and service of the League. “Junior League women have a deep desire to make our city better and we continue to be innovative and collaborative in how we accomplish this.” Mrs. Messmann tells our DallaCite writers, “At the 2014 Ball, we look forward to highlighting what our League provides the people of Dallas. It is my hope that guests at the Ball leave with a greater appreciation of the League, the Dallas community and those who call Dallas home.”
MRS. TRAMMELL CROW It is no wonder Mrs. Trammell Crow holds the title of Honorary Ball CoChair for this year’s Junior League of Dallas Ball. Mrs. Trammell Crow and the Crow family have been long-time supporters of the Junior League and its endeavors within the Dallas community. The 52nd Annual Ball will again be held at The Hilton Anatole, a hotel developed by Mrs. Trammell Crow’s late husband, Trammell Crow. The theme for this year’s event puts an emphasis on recognizing everything the ‘marvelous city’ of Dallas has to offer, and there are very few places in the city that Mrs. Trammell Crow has not had a hand in shaping.
The Crow family has encouraged talented Texas artists to decorate the city with their masterpieces and has ensured that Dallas is in bloom every season by developing city gardens and landscaping projects. Mrs. Trammell Crow and her family also supported the development of signature buildings and improved a significant amount of infrastructure throughout the city. But this family’s improving influence surpasses just what the eye sees when we look to our city’s beautiful skyline; in fact, the City of Dallas development plan for the Trinity River corridor was initiated by Mrs. Trammell Crow’s husband, Trammell Crow, and today we can see the continuing improvement in this area of the city. The Crow family’s generosity has also transformed multiple universities and schools by funding revolutionary programs and erecting beautiful facilities. Mrs. Trammell Crow’s devoted service to so many of our city’s civic organizations, including the Junior League of Dallas, has ensured that Dallas continues to become more and more marvelous. It is truly an honor to have Mrs. Trammell Crow as both a member of the League and one of this year’s Honorary Ball Chairs.
KATHERINE WYNNE LALONDE This year ’s Honorary Ball CoChair, Katherine Wynne LaLonde, epitomizes the business accomplishment and heart for service for which our ‘Marvelous City’ is wellknown. Her career is one that any executive would envy, holding highlevel marketing positions with US Trust, the Wall Street Journal, American Airlines and the Westin Hotel at the Galleria. Early in her career, Mrs. LaLonde was the recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Gold Excalibur Award for a video she wrote, produced and edited on behalf of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Houston. Her resume for commitment to community service is as impressive as her career. Mrs. LaLonde’s current and former board positions include the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas, Literacy Instruction for Texas, the Dallas Children’s Theater and the Dallas Film Society. In addition to serving as this year’s Junior League of Dallas Honorary Ball Co-Chair, she served as chair of the 2009 Cattle Baron’s Ball, the American Cancer Society’s single largest fundraiser in the United States for cancer research. She also has chaired events, galas and luncheons for organizations such as New Friends New Life, the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the Salvation Army and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas. Dallas is a better place because this impressive professional, philanthropist and Junior League of Dallas member calls it her home. It is because of women like Mrs. LaLonde that our ‘Marvelous City’ thrives through successful businesses, a strong family community and a great sense of philanthropy.
The 52nd Annual Junior League of Dallas Ball
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