The litigating, philanthropic TV host and supermom on living in the moment
You can never have too much of a good thing, and Dawn Neufeld proves it. A business litigation attorney by day and philanthropist by night, this mother of two and wife of former NFL’er Ryan Neufeld is even taking a stab at television show hosting over at The Broadcast.
Neufeld has worked tirelessly with the Junior League of Dallas in placements such as Booker T. Washington and Habitat for Humanity. Other volunteer ventures include serving as a board member for the Dallas Theater Center, working with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation, and contributing to various charities involving autism.
Whether it’s being an advocate for Autism Speaks or using her platform as a competitor in Mrs. Texas America to increase autism awareness, she is a true hero in that community. And she is squarely in it, as a mother of child with autism.
Neufeld is relentless in her efforts to better the world around her, and she is a shining example of walking the talk. She enjoyed her Junior League placement at Habitat for Humanity so much that she did it again. Last week, she could be found passing out Thanksgiving meals for Minnie’s Food Pantry. And she went to Oklahoma after the devastating tornados to help with relief efforts.
“We’re all just an adversity away from needing a hand up,” Neufeld says. “Volunteering reminds me to count my blessings and not take anything for granted.”
This charming, beautiful community leader is a woman of many talents, so we had to find out what makes her tick.