Disco Ball – April 6, 2019
Our Disco Ball was a smashing success! From twinkling disco balls to leisure suits and platform shoes Women With Promise recaptured the Studio 54 magic!
Host Colleeen Coyle of WFAA kicked off the evening and introduced surprise special guest “Cher”. Amid the specialty 70s-inspired cocktails and bites, our guests were looking totally disco glam from their free makeovers from Marc Jacobs and Jo Malone.
The DJ played all of our favorite funky tunes from the Bee Gees, KC & the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, and Donna Summer and the electric light dance floor had our guests dancing the night away.
Thank you sponsors, guests and volunteers for helping us raise more than $75,000 to support our mission of empowering north Texas women emerging from poverty and crisis through education. Proceeds from our Boogie Wonderland go directly to the Women With Promise Scholarship Fund.
Together we are impacting generations!
Private Holiday Event at Neiman Marcus Dallas – December 4, 2018
Cocktails, Couture & Cookies with Santa
Private shopping, Fashion show, Open bar and appetizers, Swag bags, Cookies and cocktails with Santa, Raffle items include a top designer handbag, Neiman Marcus Secret Santa item, and more!
Annual Scholarship Luncheon – 2018
We are delighted to announce our first-annual scholarship luncheon was a smashing success. We welcomed over 75 guests this September at the Park City Club. Special thanks to our featured guest speaker, Erica Hall, Chief Impact Officer at The Akola Project.
The luncheon was a celebration as we honored this year’s scholarship recipients – helping them realize their goal of higher education.
Many thanks to our corporate event sponsor, Trinity Signs & Services, and our dessert donor, Nothing Bundt Cakes. Together, we are making a difference.
Summer in Paris Happiness Hour – July 17, 2018
Women With Promise welcomed friends for a lovely summer evening at The Vendome in Dallas, July 17th. The event gathering of local area business women provided networking opportunities, fabulous raffle prizes, and funds raised for women in need. Special thanks to our hosts, Sherry Travers and The Vendome.
Masquerade Ball – March 3, 2018
Women With Promise is delighted to announce our first annual Masquerade Ball was a smashing success. This enchanted evening provided funding for the educational scholarship program, allowing female non-traditional students realize the dream of higher education. We welcomed over 200 guests Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Omni Mandalay Resort – Las Colinas.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for their contributions:
The Carolyn Lacy Miller Foundation, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, CenseoHealth, IMA Financial, Securus Technologies, Thompson & Knight Foundation, DOVE, Ace Cash Express, Alkami Technology, Liberty Mutual, Lockton Dunning, Paradox Compensation Advisors, SuperiorHire, RealCom Solutions, Omni Hotels and Resorts, ID360, and Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s.
Couture & Champagne Event – December 5, 2016
We celebrated the spirit of the season with friends of Women With Promise. It was a magical evening of fashion and philanthropy showcasing the latest holiday designer collections. Proceeds from the evening’s events will be shared with the Agape Resource and Assistance Center of Plano.
We send our heartfelt thanks to Stanley Korshak as our host and sponsor, along with several generous sponsors: Legacy Bank, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, City Cafe Dallas, Antonio Ristorante, The Addison Improv, and Flowers by Yesi.
Bravely She Flies Book Reception – June 15, 2016
Already a top seller in Women’s Books on Kindle, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet some of the authors in person, learn more about the resiliency expression movement and get your own copy of Bravely She Flies. Proceeds from the evening’s sales will be shared with Women With Promise to support area women in need.
Happiness Hour – December 7, 2016
Help us reach the goal of $12,000 to support two (2) working women with childcare for all of 2017. What a great holiday gift to give a woman in need!
Agape Appliance Drive
The Agape residences for homeless single women, mothers, and their children, requires a variety of appliances to finish out the homes.
Women With Promise is encouraging you to “Ante Up for Appliances” to raise funds to purchase refrigerators, washer and dryers for the facilities at Agape as the residents begin rebuilding their lives.
Holiday Happy Hour & Gift Giving – December 9, 2015
Join us for some cheer*, some bites, and a jolly good night! Please bring a giftcard to help our woman and children in need for groceries, clothing, gas, toiletries, or a movie night. Proceeds benefit our new benefactor: Agape Resource and Assistance Center in Plano – www.hope4agape.com
Thanks for your generosity this holiday season!
Personal Brand Workshop – August 13, 2014
WWP volunteer Jackie Chabot shared why creating a personal brand is so important for career advancement.
Parenting Workshop – July 9, 2014
WWP volunteer Dana Taylor shared stories, examples and tips to raising happy, healthy kids.
Cooking Basics Workshop – June 11, 2014
WWP volunteers Elizabeth Phifer, Sara Owen and Dana Taylor taught nutritional basics and demonstrated easy, healthful recipes to the young women.
Finding a Career Workshop – May 14, 2014
WWP volunteers Carol Kiburz, Debbie Roberts and Kathy Hermes shared with the young women career and job expertise.
WWP Volunteer Informational Meeting – May 7, 2014
This “action oriented” and informational meeting provided prospective volunteers the opportunity to explore various ways to become involved and make an impact at The Wesley Inn.
Chic Sneak Peak Fundraising Event – April 16, 2014
WWP celebrated wine, women, fabulous shoes and our first year successes as we shared information about our organization and the impact at The Wesley Inn. Through donations and raffle tickets, we raised $8000 to fund more Wesley Inn programs.
Book Drive – Spring 2014
WWP volunteer, Carol Kiburz headed a book drive and organized a library for the residents of The Wesley Inn and their children. Carol credits Stephanie Deker, Director of the Preschool Program at All Saints Catholic Church, for the book drive’s success. Stephanie not only donated books no longer needed by the preschool program; she took it upon herself to organize a book drive among all of the preschool families, soliciting donations for the young moms at the Wesley Inn. Through her efforts and the generosity of the All Saints Little Saints parents, she collected approximately 350 of the 450 books. Other books were generously donated along with a comfy bean bag chair perfect for cuddling with a toddler for a few minutes of enjoyable “mommy and me” time.
Self Esteem & Makeup Basics Workshop – April 8, 2014
WWP volunteers Shena Newman, Amy Schachter and Jana Barrington along with board member Barbara Doucet taught the young women makeup basics for a fresh, professional look.
Celebrating Babies – January 29, 2014
Board members and volunteers of Women With Promise gathered at The Wesley Inn for a baby shower. The evening was spent playing traditional games, opening gifts and enjoying wonderful food donated by On the Border and Nothing Bundt Cakes. This memorable experience was organized by a great group of volunteers who wanted to provide the women with a traditional baby shower.
Through generous donations we were able to provide each of the mothers and mothers-to-be with baby outfits, toys and other necessary items. We also provided the house with a bassinet, pack n play, two strollers, bouncy saucer and vibrating chair.
For these young women living in transitional housing, a baby shower was something unexpected. They wrote gracious notes thanking us for the wonderful gifts and the fun shower. One young mother wrote, “THANK YOU All that contributed. This was both a lesson and blessing to me. I am truly grateful for this experience. Hopefully, one day I will be able to give back to those just as you did for me. We truly appreciate the support from you all.”
Christmas at Wesley Inn – December 2013
The Wesley Inn residents had a brighter Christmas because of Women With Promise and our relationship with Neiman Marcus. Lisa Kazor who works for Neiman’s Corporate downtown, and her buyers put together fabulous bags for each of the women and their children. Gifts included cosmetics and lotions, pajamas, robes for the moms and clothes and toys for the children. It was an extra special and unexpected treat for the women and we were glad to create happy holiday memories for them.
Craft Party – December 11, 2013
WWP hosted a holiday craft party for the Wesley Inn residents and their children to embellish frames for the photographs taken previously. Pie Five provided dinner and Michael’s donated the craft supplies.