14th Annual Texas Woman’s University Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon
The 14th Annual Texas Woman’s University Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon will be honoring Francie Moody-Dahlberg, executive director and a trustee of The Moody Foundation as well as a director of the Moody Endowment (Bank of Texas, presenting luncheon sponsor).
The award, established in 2002, is given annually to Dallas leaders with a lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life in the community and to furthering the importance of education. The award also recognizes the life work of TWU alumna Virginia Chandler Dykes as an outstanding health care provider whose professional and civic achievements represent a lifetime committed to helping others. Dykes is known internationally for her work in occupational therapy. Locally, she is known for her leadership in many cultural and charitable organizations. In 2005 she was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents, where she served until 2011.
In addition to honoring outstanding individuals in the community, the Virginia Chandler Dykes luncheon provides scholarships for four outstanding graduate students, while continuing to grow the Virginia Chandler Dykes Endowment and helping the Dallas community better understand the value of TWU graduates to Dallas’ professional workforce.