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Dallas women of distinction set fundraising record at annual luncheon

Dallas women of distinction set fundraising record at annual luncheon

Peggy Sewell, Lisa Troutt, Gene Jones, Sydney Huffines, Ruth Altshuler, Girls Scouts Luncheon
Peggy Sewell, Lisa Troutt, Gene Jones, Sydney Huffines, Ruth Altshuler Photo by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Alison Levine, Girl Scouts Luncheon
A Girl Scout with speaker Alison Levine. Photo by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Michelle Thomas, Colleen Miller, Cynthia Malone, Rachel Simon, Sabrina, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Michelle Thomas, Colleen Miller, Cynthia Malone, Rachel Simon, Sabrina Sanders Photo by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Lori Gibbens, Renee Sexton, Ashlee Kleinert, Sherri Daniel, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Lori Gibbens, Renee Sexton, Ashlee Kleinert, Sherri Daniel Photo by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Girl Scouts Luncheon
Girls Scouts of every age turned out to the Women of Distinction Luncheon. Photo by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Cameron Wicks, Elizabeth Gambrell, Meredith Burke, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Cameron Wicks, Elizabeth Gambrell, Meredith Burke Photo by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Carla Mullens, Bette Perot, Annette Head, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Carla Mullens, Bette Perot, Annette Head Photo by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Clarice Tinsley, Jennifer Bartkowski, Nancy Ann Hunt, Millie Bradley, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Clarice Tinsley, Jennifer Bartkowski, Nancy Ann Hunt, Millie Bradley Photo by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Gene Jones, Jerry Jones, Jennifer Bartkowski, Girl Scout Luncheon
Gene Jones, Jerry Jones, Jennifer Bartkowski Photo by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Peggy Sewell, Lisa Troutt, Gene Jones, Sydney Huffines, Ruth Altshuler, Girls Scouts Luncheon
Alison Levine, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Michelle Thomas, Colleen Miller, Cynthia Malone, Rachel Simon, Sabrina, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Lori Gibbens, Renee Sexton, Ashlee Kleinert, Sherri Daniel, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Girl Scouts Luncheon
Cameron Wicks, Elizabeth Gambrell, Meredith Burke, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Carla Mullens, Bette Perot, Annette Head, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Clarice Tinsley, Jennifer Bartkowski, Nancy Ann Hunt, Millie Bradley, Girl Scouts Luncheon
Gene Jones, Jerry Jones, Jennifer Bartkowski, Girl Scout Luncheon

The recent Women of Distinction Luncheon benefiting the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was the most successful in its history. The $481,000 raised — a 25 percent increase over last year’s sum — helps fund leadership programming for more than 30,000 girls in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); financial literacy; healthy living; and outdoor leadership.

Girl power was definitely the theme for the day as more than 800 supporters filled a ballroom at the Hilton Anatole to see featured speaker Alison Levine. The New York Times best-selling author of On the Edge shared exciting stories from her adventures, including mountain climbing the highest peaks on every continent and skiing to both the North and South poles.

Guests — including Peggy Sewell, Lisa Troutt, Sydney Huffines and Ruth Altshuler — also were there to honor Gene Jones and Nancy Ann Hunt. Jones, a member of the board of directors for the AT&T Center for Performing Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong pursuit of helping others. Hunt, and former Girl Scout and teacher, was named this year’s Woman of Distinction honoree.

The Girl Scouts comprises 3.2 million members who believe every girl can change the world. Its mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who in turn make the world a better place.