Philanthropy Notes

Les Femmes du Monde announces 2013 Woman of the Year honoree

Les Femmes du Monde announces 2013 Woman of the Year honoree

Billie Leigh Rippey, Mary Lee Cox, Yvonne Crum, Les Femmes Du Monde, Woman of the Year
Billie Leigh Rippey, Mary Lee Cox, Yvonne Crum Photo by Danny Campbell
Mary Lee Cox, Faye Gould, Therese Rourk, Olive Coe, Judy Birchfield, Woman of the Year, Les Femmes Du Monde
Mary Lee Cox, Faye Gould, Therese Rourk, Olive Coe, Judy Birchfield Photo by Danny Campbell
Margaret LaRocca, Barbara Gary, Gwen Huff, Les Femmes Du Monde, Woman of the Year 2013
Margaret LaRocca, Barbara Gary, Gwen Huff Photo by Danny Campbell
Nancy Smith Becker, Billie Leigh Rippey, Les Femmes Du Monde, Woman of the Year
Nancy Smith Becker, Billie Leigh Rippey  Photo by Danny Campbell
Nancy Smith Becker, Mary Lee Cox, Michelle Mew, Nona Carl, Mary Ann Smith, Olive Coe, Yvonne Crum, Billie Leigh Rippey, Claire Cunningham, Kyra Barnett, Les Femmes Du Monde, Woman of the Year 2013
Nancy Smith Becker, Mary Lee Cox, Michelle Mew, Nona Carl, Mary Ann Smith, Olive Coe, Yvonne Crum, Billie Leigh Rippey, Claire Cunningham, Kyra Barnett Photo by Danny Campbell
Billie Leigh Rippey, Mary Lee Cox, Yvonne Crum, Les Femmes Du Monde, Woman of the Year
Mary Lee Cox, Faye Gould, Therese Rourk, Olive Coe, Judy Birchfield, Woman of the Year, Les Femmes Du Monde
Margaret LaRocca, Barbara Gary, Gwen Huff, Les Femmes Du Monde, Woman of the Year 2013
Nancy Smith Becker, Billie Leigh Rippey, Les Femmes Du Monde, Woman of the Year
Nancy Smith Becker, Mary Lee Cox, Michelle Mew, Nona Carl, Mary Ann Smith, Olive Coe, Yvonne Crum, Billie Leigh Rippey, Claire Cunningham, Kyra Barnett, Les Femmes Du Monde, Woman of the Year 2013

No good deed goes unnoticed in Dallas, especially when said deed comes from one of our fearless female leaders. Recently many of those leading ladies gathered at the home of Faye Gould to recognize Les Femmes du Monde’s 2013 Woman of the Year, Mary Lee Cox.

As gala chairwomen Olive Coe, Marilyn Klepak, Therese Rourk and Gould, along with Les Femmes president Nancy Smith Becker, explained, Cox was chosen for her involvement with the World Affairs Council, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and many other charities. And, quite simply, her overarching generosity.

Cox is in very good company. Past recipients of the prestigious award include Gail Thomas, Trinity Trust president and CEO; Laura Bush, former first lady; Florence Shapiro, state senator; and Ruth Altshuler, philanthropist.

Among those gathered for this momentous occasion were Billie Leigh Rippey, Yvonne Crum, Judy Birchfield and Michelle Mew.

Les Femmes du Monde is a service organization that has given $2 million to the World Affairs Council of Greater Dallas and nearly $700,000 to Children’s Medical Center.

Mark your calendar for October 17, when Les Femmes du Monde hosts its 50th anniversary gala at the Dallas Country Club.