Women of the Year Luncheon benefiting Les Femmes du Monde
When:            Thursday, October 16, 2014
                      10:45 a.m. VIP Reception
                      11:00 a.m. Doors open/Registration
                      11:45 a.m. Luncheon

Where:           The Harlan Crow Library
                      4700 Preston Road
                      Dallas, TX  75205

What: The luncheon celebrates six women, each one signifying a decade of Les Femmes du Monde. These women have helped make this organization and many nonprofits in town successful, embracing education for members and youth, while at the same time, helping others in our community.

Who:            Faye Briggs, Honorary Chair
                     Regina Bruce, Luncheon Chair
                     Alyce Heinrich, President, Les Femmes du Monde

Women of the Year: TBA.

Individual tickets, begin at $250. Sponsorships and underwriting are available. 

2014 Beneficiaries:  Proceeds from the Gala benefit two beneficiaries:  The Child Life Program at 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 World Affairs 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 citizens and leaders in the global community.  This program has impacted more than 700,000 students since its inception in 2004.

Media sponsor:  Park Cities News/The Waters Family

Mission Statement:  Since its beginning in 1961, Les Femmes du Monde is celebrating its 54th 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 luncheon, New Member reception, Annual Meeting and Luncheon, Winter Gala and the opportunity to meet new friends and learn more about the world we live in.

Les Femmes du Monde has donated more than $2 million to the Dallas Council on World Affairs, now called World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, and more than $670,000 to Children’s Medical Center.

Past Woman of the Year Honorees: Doris S. Dixon; Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler; Caroline Rose Hunt; Annette Strauss, Mayor of Dallas; Vivian Castleberry; Mary Kay Ash; Ebby Halliday; Catherine Crier; Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator; Laura Bush, First Lady of Texas; Juanita Miller; Nancy Brinker; Gloria Campos; Florence Shapiro, Texas State Senator; Liz Minyard and Gretchen Minyard Williams; Karen Hughes, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Billie Leigh Rippey; Dee Wyly; Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas; Yvonne Crum; Geraldine “Tincy” Miller; Dr. Gail Thomas, President and CEO, The Trinity Trust Foundation; Mary Lee Cox.


Les Femmes Du Monde Reveals Regina Bruce To Chair Luncheon At Harlan Crow’s Library on October 16

Regina Bruce*

Regina Bruce*

The Kathy and Harlan Crow library (File photo)

The Kathy and Harlan Crow library (File photo)

As hinted before, those Les Femmes du Monde gals have been planning for their 60th anniversary. First Les Femmes President Alyce Heinrich has revealed that Regina Bruce will be chairing the October 16th fundraiser for the Child Life Program of the Children’s Medical Center Healthcare Organization and the International Education Program (IEP) of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Instead of holding the luncheon at the mainstay places like Brook Hollow or Belo Mansion, the event will take place at Harlan Crow’s library. Quick refresher: When the Dallas honchos were impressing the Republican Convention scouts, Harlan’s “little library” was one of the OMG spots.

Since this year will mark Les Femmes’ six decades of supporting nonprofits, six women will be honored for helping to “make this organization [Les Femmes] and many non-profits in town successful, embracing education for members and youth, while at the same time, helping others in our community.”

"Women Helping Our Youth in Health and Education"