The Forum – Present

The Dallas Woman’s Forum Today

The Dallas Woman’s Forum is a non-profit philanthropic organization made up of professional women of all ages, races and religions who share a common goal: to work together to improve our local community, socially, physically, culturally and educationally.

Rich in history and tradition, The Dallas Woman’s Forum was founded in 1906, two years after the Alexander Mansion was built. The Forum, which has been ensconced in this unique and priceless example of Dallas’ rich cultural history since 1930, is celebrating its second century of community service and historic preservation.

The purpose of The Dallas Woman’s Forum shall be: The support of benevolent, charitable, educational undertakings, and preservation of an historical landmark.

Contemporary in its mission and purpose, the organization’s heritage continues in its focus on the values of service, compassion, concern, knowledge, involvement, initiative, creativity, courage, patriotism and love of God. This foundation has made The Dallas Woman’s Forum a leader in the development of our city and ensures its leadership now and in the future.

Whether you wish to volunteer your services to help local children achieve their goals, to keep abreast of current issues in the community, in government, in the arts and in the preservation of Dallas’ heritage, consider becoming a member of one of the city’s oldest and most respected organizations for women, The Dallas Woman’s Forum.

For more information please call 214.823.4533,


Celebrating Our Second Century of Community Outreach and Historic Preservation

The Mission of The Dallas Woman’s Forum is to empower women and children through education and advocacy.

Over 100 years after the founding of the Dallas Woman’s Forum, the same commitment inspires today’s members. Current community outreach initiatives reflect their dedication to their founding principles – their work with the Birdie Alexander Elementary School and their support of the Landauer ChildCareGroup Center.


Community Events

The Forum’s Alexander Mansion facilities may be rented for use for wedding ceremonies, bridal showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, office parties, and other corporate or personal events.

For over a century, The Dallas Woman’s Forum has been involved in community and national needs including promoting the quality of life in the City of Dallas, education, preserving natural resources, stressing good citizenship, encouraging healthy lifestyles, contributing to world peace and international understanding, and supporting participation in the arts. The Forum has engaged in a diverse range of projects, including The Holiday Home Tour.


Forum Events

The Dallas Woman’s Forum regularly invites speakers of local, state, national and international note to speak at our Alexander Mansion facility. These Forum events are open to the public on a reservation basis and are presented to further the education and community involvement of our members and friends.

For a schedule of Forum speakers and topics, please browse our Calendar of Events.