A.W.E. Dallas Philanthropy – A History of Giving Back to Our Communities
An integral component of AWE programming is giving back to the Dallas Metroplex community. Each year the membership selects to support a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to meet the critical and immediate needs of women, girls and/or young children. The beneficiaries selected for AWE’s philanthropy are 501(c)(3) nonprofits in good standing for whom our support will make an impact.
Our philanthropy program may include various volunteer initiatives however our primary fund raiser is an annual auction. Typically the auction includes:
- A White Elephant Auction, featuring valued gifts plus favorite encore legacy items.
- A Live Auction, featuring a curated assortment of 25 of our most popular items and experiences.
- A Wine Pull, featuring quality red and white wines.
The event is open to members and guests.
The 2019 beneficiary is: Girls on the Run www.gotrdfw.org.
Girls on the Run of the DFW Metroplex is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International. In 2004, GOTRDFW began in Garland, TX with a single class of nine girls.
At the time, there were no existing programs in the Dallas area that addressed the issue of positive self-image while incorporating physical activity for you girls. It has proven to be highly effective at driving transformative and lasting change in the lives of third to fifth grade girls.
The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities.
Since its establishment, GOTRDFW has served over 7,500 girls in the Metroplex at schools, recreation, community centers and other settings. The program is noncompetitive, and any girl can participate regardless of athletic ability, and no girl is turned away for economic reasons.
Recipients of A.W.E. Philanthropy
Organizations that AWE has supported in recent years include:
MOMMIES IN NEED, founded by Natalie Boyle in 2014, provides in-home childcare to stay-at-home parents going through a health crisis. They fund nannies who are vetted, background checked, CPR certified, and experienced in dealing with situations when a parent is suddenly ill. All services are completely free of charge to the families.
Trinity River Mission (TRM) is a volunteer based community learning center that promotes literacy, encourages academic success and develops effective life skills among disadvantaged youth in West Dallas.