Oct. 14: Join us at the Woman of the Year Gala benefiting Les Femmes du Monde

(Photo: Jan Ward, president-elect 2016; Mamoona Hassan, Alyce Heinrich, president 2015; Yasar Khalaf, owner, Souk; Venise Stuart, chair, Woman of the Year gala; Deve Sanford, Whitney Schneider. Photo by Dana Driensky.)

The past presidents of Les Femmes du Monde were honored at a soiree in their honor at Souk Restaurant recently. Alyce Heinrich, president, thanked owner Yasar Khalaf, for his generous hospitality in hosting the event. She recognized Venise Stuart, chair, Woman of the Year gala, which happens on Wednesday, October 14 at the Dallas Country Club. Tincy Miller is honorary chair.

Virginia Cook will be celebrated as the Woman of the Year. The Woman of the Year is someone who has helped make this organization and many nonprofits successful, embracing education for members and youth, while at the same time, helping others in our community.

Individual tickets, begin at $350. Sponsorships and underwriting are available. Visit the website for updates: http://www.LesFemmesduMonde.org

2015 Beneficiaries:  Proceeds from the event benefit two beneficiaries:  The Child Life Program at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center and the International Education Program of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

The Child Life Program’s primary goal is to minimize the impact of illness on a child’s normal growth and emotional and cognitive development.  This involves establishing supportive relationships with patients and families and providing them with developmentally-appropriate information that helps them prepare for, understand and cope with their healthcare experiences.

The International Education Program (IEP) at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth seeks to educate students and teachers on how international events affect  their lives, their communities, and their country.  The goal is to empower students to become effective, active global citizens and leaders in the community.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, this program has impacted more than 1 million students and trained more than 8,000 teachers since its inception in 2004.”

Media sponsors:  Park Cities News/The Waters Family, My Sweet Charity

Mission Statement:  Since its beginning in 1961, Les Femmes du Monde is celebrating its 55th year of service. The mission is to provide funds for the support of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Child Life Program and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth International Education Program.

Membership: Membership in Les Femmes du Monde is open to the public and includes many benefits, such as invitations to events in private homes, the Woman of the Year celebration, New Member reception, Annual Meeting and Luncheon, and the opportunity to meet new friends and learn more about the world we live in.

Les Femmes Du Monde: Dedicated To Serving Dallas
Les Femmes du Monde has donated more than $2 million to the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth, and more than $670,000 to Children’s Medical Center.


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