Celebrity Philanthropy

Eva Longoria lends million-dollar star power to Dallas Women’s Foundation

Eva Longoria lends $1 million star power to Dallas Women’s Foundation

Keith Banks, Eva Longoria, Roslyn Dawson Thompson,
Keith Banks, Eva Longoria, Roslyn Dawson Thompson Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Katherine Wynne, Muni Fry
Katherine Wynne, Muni Fry Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Co­chairs Jane and Michael Hurst with Angela Woodson, Preeti Jayaseelan
Jane Hurst, Michael Hurst, Angela Woodson, Preeti Jayaseelan Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Stacey Relton, Angela Choquette, Jan Osborn, Robin Bagwell and John Relton
Stacey Relton, Angela Choquette, Jan Osborn, Robin Bagwell, John Relton Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Trea Yip, Suni Ahn, Kimberly Hays,Steven Hays
Trea Tip, Suni Ahn, Kimberly Hays, Steven Hays Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Texas Instruments team
Texas Instruments Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Eva Longoria: Ron Parker, Michael Hurst,  Jane Hurst, Eva Longoria, Paula Parker, Stacey Relton and John Relton
Ron Parker, Michael Hurst, Jane Hurst, Eva Longoria, Paula Parker, Stacey Relton, John Relton Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Students from The Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School
Students from the Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School. Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Dallas Women's Foundation
Luncheon guests joining the ripple effect at Dallas Women’s Foundation’s 30th annual luncheon. Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Dallas Women's Foundation
Luncheon guests joining the ripple effect at Dallas Women’s Foundation’s 30th annual luncheon. Courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
Keith Banks, Eva Longoria, Roslyn Dawson Thompson,
Katherine Wynne, Muni Fry
Co­chairs Jane and Michael Hurst with Angela Woodson, Preeti Jayaseelan
Stacey Relton, Angela Choquette, Jan Osborn, Robin Bagwell and John Relton
Trea Yip, Suni Ahn, Kimberly Hays,Steven Hays
Texas Instruments team
Eva Longoria: Ron Parker, Michael Hurst,  Jane Hurst, Eva Longoria, Paula Parker, Stacey Relton and John Relton
Students from The Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School
Dallas Women's Foundation
Dallas Women's Foundation

What: Dallas Women’s Foundation 30th annual luncheon

Where: Hilton Anatole

The 411: Co-chairs Jane and Michael Hurst, Paula and Ron Parker, and Stacey and John Relton welcomed 1,800 attendees to this sold-out luncheon, which is one of the largest on Dallas’ philanthropic scene. Guests are always inspired by the luncheon's featured speakers, but this year Texas native Eva Longoria won over the crowd by saying she was 1) a Dallas Cowboys fan, and 2) shaped by the amazing women in her life. Although the event raised more than $1.2 million, the afternoon affair also celebrated the $30 million that the Dallas Women’s Foundation has given in grants over the last 30 years to fuel research, programming, collaboration, and innovation for women and girls in North Texas.

“This year’s Dallas Women’s Foundation annual luncheon not only celebrated our 30th anniversary, but it also demonstrated our commitment to improve the economic security of North Texas women,” said DWF president and CEO Roslyn Dawson Thompson. “While we are proud to have reached this $30 million granting milestone, we know there is still so much work to be done to ensure women are full participants in our society.”

Who: Nancy Loewe, Hilda Galvan, Charity Wallace, Wendy Messmann, Jennifer Chandler, Morgan Kennedy, Byron Sanders, Ambassador Jeanne Phillips, Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, Nancy Ann Hunt, Mackenzie Meyer, Jan Osborne, Robin Bagwell, Ka Cotter, Katherine Wynne, Selwyn Rayzor, Lisa Cooley, Toni Muñoz-Hunt and Dan Hunt, Jennifer Biry, Holly Reed, Jennifer E. Morris, Joy Mankoff, Sarah Losinger, Lynn McBee, A. Shonn Brown, Patricia Houck, Lyssa Jenkens, Angela Nash, Lael Brodsky, and April Box Chamberlain.