The President’s Message

Dear Forum Members:

Hensley WandaAs we begin our 111th year, The Dallas Woman’s Forum continues to grow and prosper. We continue to serve our community and to make binding friendships. As we move forward it is important to remember the achievements and sacrifices of those who have gone before us.

The Dallas Woman’s Forum is the oldest departmentalized women’s group in the State of Texas. We celebrate the courageous strides our members have taken over the years. In their inaugural year, the woman of the Forum voiced their desire to protect the health of their families by setting the standard for the first Pure Food Law in Dallas. Members have volunteered endlessly to end hunger and assist teenage mothers and children who live in low income homes. We owe our success to the Women who have gone before us, leaving such big shoes to fill.

We will work together this year in our mission of Empowering Women and Children through Education and Advocacy. Our primary charities The Birdie Alexander Elementary School, The Landauer ChildCareGroup Center, Alley’s House, and the music education program at Booker T. Washington High School all hold a place dear to our hearts. By providing school supplies, books, diapers or simply a place to hold a recital or an Easter egg hunt, The Dallas Woman’s Forum leaves its mark on the lives of those in our community.

The Alexander Mansion is in dire need of renovation and the primary goal of the Board this year is to begin the process of a Capital Campaign to raise money needed to repair our beautiful mansion. During this upcoming year we will select a team of professionals to help us and guide us in this effort. My goal is to begin the renovation with a new roof during my term.

This year is dedicated to serving our members, expanding our membership and restoring our grand home; may we continue to grow and be involved in Forum activities. Each member’s dedication to our goals will ensure a successful year.

Wanda Hensley
President 2017-2018