Anticipation was high as members of Les Femmes du Monde arrived at the Park Cities home of Penny Reid and Tom Nolan in celebration of the upcoming announcement of the Les Femmes du Monde 2018 Woman of the Year.
Venise Stuart, president of Les Femmes du Monde, welcomed guests and gave heartfelt thanks to the hosts for so graciously opening their lovely home. She introduced North Dallas resident Mari Epperson and Lake Highlands resident Melissa Lewis, chairs of the 2018 Woman of the Year gala dinner, who began by saying Les Femmes du Monde Woman of the Year event has been celebrated for the past 27 years honoring 32 individual women and one Couple of the Year.
Melissa related a brief history of Les Femmes du Monde, saying that funds raised go towards children’s education and health. Les Femmes du Monde was founded in 1961 as a fundraising committee on behalf of the Dallas Council on World Affairs, now the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. In 1987, Les Femmes became its own nonprofit organization. In 1998, The Child Life Program at Children’s HealthSMChildren’s Medical Center was added as a second beneficiary. Since its inception in 1961 Les Femmes du Monde has given over $850,000 to Children’s Health and $2 million to the World Affairs Council. This evening, Whitney Reilly was present on behalf of the World Affairs Council and Kyra Barnett was present on behalf of Children’s Health.
Published on Dallas Uptown BubbleLife May 4, 2018