Those Les Femmes du Monde gals are once again trying something different for their annual big fundraiser. Chairing the event at the Dallas Country Club on Tuesday, October 25, will be veteran chair Mary Lee Cox. Instead of doing a luncheon, they’ve decided to once again hold a night-time gala complete with a VIP cocktail reception and three-course seated supper.
Now for the big switcheroo. In the past, Les Femmes have honored a “Woman of the Year” and then, a couple of years back, they honored a host of gals. But leave it to Mary Lee and Les Femmes President Jan Ward to try something different. This year’s honorees will be a twosome and what a twosome. The Couple of the Year will be Nancy and Herbert Hunt! Yup, you read it. Herbert is going to be very first man to be honored by Les Femmes annual award. But not to worry. His little sister Caroline Rose Hunt received the award back in 1988, so she can give Nancy and Herbert Nancy some pointers. BTW, this year the Hunts are also celebrating 65 years of marriage.
Such a natural pick since the criteria for the selection is that the honorees be “supporters who have helped make this organization and many non-profits successful, embracing education for members and youth, while at the same time, helping others in our community.”
In the past, honorees have included Doris S. Dixon, Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler, Caroline Rose Hunt, Annette Strauss, Vivian Castleberry, Mary Kay Ash, Ebby Halliday, Catherine Crier, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Laura Bush, Juanita Miller, Nancy Brinker, Gloria Campos, Florence Shapiro, Liz Minyard, Gretchen Minyard Williams, Karen Hughes, Billie Leigh Rippey, Dee Wyly, Anita Perry, Yvonne Crum, Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, Gail Thomas, Mary Lee Cox, Virginia Chandler Dykes, Gina Ginsburg, Lynn McBee, Margaret McDermott, Pat Smith, Nina Vaca and Virginia Cook.
Individual tickets start at $250, but that category has only a limited number of seats available. Single patron tickets range from $500 to $1,000. Suggestion: Think sponsorship and underwriting.
Funds raised will go to the Child Life Program at Children’s Medical Center and the International Education Program of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.