Advancing Equity for Women and Girls

Advancing Equity for Women and Girls

Annual Texas Legacy Award to be presented October 24 at Austin luncheon The Center for Public Policy Priorities will honor Dallas business leaders and philanthropists Cecilia and Garrett Boone with the 2018 Texas Legacy Award. The Boones join a distinguished line of leaders who have committed their lives and careers to...

Moody Foundation Donates $15 Million to Create New Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Parkland Fundraising effort for new center reaches more than $30 million DALLAS – The Moody Foundation has made a $15 million gift to help create a new comprehensive breast center at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Parkland Foundation...

Around the country, women candidates are preparing for the 2018 midterm elections: EMILY’s List, which backs Democratic women seeking elective office, reports that since the 2016 election, 20,000 women have contacted the group about running for office — up from just 920 women the year before. And even more women are...

On June 4, 2017 The Family Place gave 200 supporters a first look at the new Ann Moody Place shelter that is scheduled to open July 5. The 50,000-square-foot facility will house battered women and children and will also serve as the agency's new headquarters. The facility is furnished with 47...

2017 cohort of Dallas Public Voices Announcement Dallas Public Voices is part of a bold multi-year, multi-institution initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with leading universities and foundations nationwide. It was piloted at Yale, Princeton and Stanford universities, and has since launched in collaboration with a dozen institutions...

UNT's Ignite Chapter promising to young women in politics By Anna Orr for North Texas Daily February 14, 2017 On Jan. 21, people gathered in cities across the globe to participate in the Women’s March and demonstrate their willingness to take political action. The march encouraged women of all ages to stand...

To hear philanthropist Cecilia Guthrie Boone tell it, she was primed early to work on gender equality and women's health issues. While Boone was a toddler in Kentucky, her mother, Marie Keene Guthrie, was widowed and had to make her own way with three small children. Years later, she recalled...

by Annie Wiles September 29, 2016 Planned Parenthood came to Dallas in 1935 covertly, hidden inside a Ripley’s shirt box. Shirting empress Katherine Ripley would send empty boxes to New York, and when they came back filled with diaphragms, condoms, and informative pamphlets, she would distribute them to women in...

By CECILIA BOONE Published: 27 June 2016 12:48 PM Updated: 27 June 2016 03:17 PM My husband, my children, some of my friends and I are exchanging texts as fast as our fingers will fly. It's a victory: a victory for women in Texas. Of course I mean the Supreme Court decision...

April 29, 2016 May 2, 2016 / gsnetx blog We are honored to introduce The Boone Family Foundation Courtyard at the STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars, dedicated to three Texas Trailblazers: Vivian Castleberry, Louise Raggio and Virginia Whitehill. Vivian Castleberry Vivian Anderson Castleberry is the founder of Peacemakers Incorporated....