There are those who swear by their Crane stationery that Patty Leyendecker is the sweetest person on earth. There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that she wrote a thank you note to a policeman who gave her a speeding ticket. Ah, come on. Patty has never broken the law in her entire life.
In addition to sweetheart-ism, she’s added another gold star to her Do-Bee list of good deeds. She has just been named Chief Development Officer for the Young Women’s Preparatory Network.
What’s that? Has she done anything but be extremely nice? Ah, come on. This is Texas. Nice girls are business savvy and bargaining geniuses. Else wise they wouldn’t be so nice.
Of course, you want proof. So, here’s the dossier:
“She previously worked in the financial services industry, running statewide marketing campaigns for Bank One, and had her own consulting firm managing lines of business for financial services companies. She left the for-profit world after a family illness and took on leadership roles in several non-profit organizations, such as the Junior League of Dallas, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center Board and Foundation, Visiting Nurse Association, Child Care Group, The Crystal Charity Ball, The Hockaday School and Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.
“She recently completed a year-long position as the Underwriting Chairman for The Crystal Charity Ball, leading a team to raise $5.6 million for seven beneficiaries. Leyendecker also serves on the Senior Source board and as a Co-Chair and Founding Member of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Friends of the Comprehensive Cancer Center program. She received her B.A. from the University of Southern California. She and her husband Mark have two adult children, Meredith, a graduate of The Hockaday School and Claremont-McKenna College, and Eric a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and a senior at Texas Christian University.”
Another nice girl who turns things around, Lynn McBee, who happens to be Young Women’s Prep CEO, said, “I’ve known Patty for many years, and in every role, she brings her dedication and focus to meet the end goal. We know she will do the same at Young Women’s Prep as we expand our network to help educate even more young women and to prepare them to become tomorrow’s leaders.”
Let’s all be very nice to the Young Women’s Preparatory Network because we just might get invited to the White House one day when one of them is president.
* Photo provided by Young Women's Preparatory Network