Juliette Fowler Communities (JFC) President/CEO Nicole Gann popped the champagne this afternoon as well as the news about the 2019 Visionary Woman Luncheon at JFC’s campus. Taking place on Friday, May 3, the seventh annual JFC fundraiser will return to the Omni Dallas Hotel to honor women who have had an impact in the North Texas community with Natalie and Mike Morin as event co-chairs.
This year’s Visionary Woman is Michelle Kinder, who just left her executive director position at the Momentous Institute, which was named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune Magazine. During her 20-year tenure with the Institute, Michelle also held a positions in the trenches as a licensed therapist and a director of therapeutic services for the Institute.
Earlier this month Michelle decided to move on to consulting nonprofits in how to adjust to the future dynamics of philanthropy.
According to Nicole, “Michelle was selected because she exemplifies the virtues that women of distinction share-leadership, integrity and compassion for the community in which we live.”
Michelle will be joining the ranks of Visionary recipients as the Ebby Halliday Acers, Vivian Anderson Castleberry, Patricia Hardman and Marca Lee Bircher, Virginia Chandler Dykes, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Claire Cunningham.
Named in honor of the late Erika McKenzie, who embodied volunteerism, the Erika McKenzie Volunteer Award will honor the Master Gardeners, “who have volunteered for over 20 years and are affiliated with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Gardener Projects.” If you have visited JFC, then the grounds reflect the care and talent of these recipients.
This year’s Faith and Service Award will be present to TCU student body President Abbey Widick.
Tickets and sponsorships are available now.
For 125 years JFC has provided independent and assisted living, health and rehabilitation services, memory support, a foster-to-adopt program and The Ebby House for young women who have aged out of foster care. The organization’s namesake, Juliette Peak Fowler, was a champion for widows and orphans. Founded in 1892, JFC has served thousands of children, youth and elders from its East Dallas location.”