2019 November

Texas Women’s Foundation Luncheon 2019

“We are more than enough!”

The ballroom echoed as our Young Women’s Leadership Academy class of 2020 declared their worth at the live stream of the Texas Women’s Foundation luncheon yesterday, which was sponsored by our friends at the Dallas Mavericks. We were one of the few all-girls schools selected to attend and hear from inspiring speakers like Elaine Welteroth, author of “More Than Enough,” and Laysha Ward, Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer for Target. What an unreal event and such an honor and a pleasure to have been invited!

This opportunity would not have been possible without the help of our board member, Laura Baldwin, and Ashley Lindsay of the Texas Women’s Foundation.

Education Is A Girl’s Best Friend™ 2019

Education Is A Girl's Best Friend 2019
Our YWLA students with Deborah Ferguson, past board member, and Adam Jones, owner of GRACE restaurant downtown. (All photos by Rachel DeLira of StyleFW)

Our 5th annual Education Is A Girl’s Best Friend™ fundraiser in early November was a huge success, thanks to so many dedicated individuals and supporters.

Tracey Amaya, Foundation board chair, kicked off the night with a warm welcome, and Tamara Albury, principal of YWLA, brought it home with a moving speech about her “why” and some interesting facts about the school. Our guests also heard from YWLA students, both past and current — Redmond Wortham, class of 2016, who just became our first college graduate this May, and Diana Duran, a class of 2020 senior in the engineering pathway.

Our goal for the evening was $20,000, and we’re pleased to report we exceeded our goal. In total, our guests donated more than $24,000 toward the education and empowerment of our YWLA students.

What a powerful statement from our donors and supporters — that they truly believe education is a girl’s best friend.

We’re so grateful to everyone involved in making this event happen and to all our donors, supporters, and advocates in the local community. Thank you for believing in YWLA’s mission.


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