A Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth will headline Jewish Family Service’s 10th Anniversary Woman to Woman Luncheon, on Wednesday, May 25, at noon, at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel, 15201 Dallas Parkway. The luncheon, a biennial celebration of the power, influence, and impact of women, will feature Chenoweth in a fireside chat with WFAA’s Cynthia Izaguirre. Drawing from her own experiences, Chenoweth will share inspirational and empowering stories from throughout her life and career. Founding Legacy Co-Chairs Ethel Zale and Linda Garner join 31 honorary chairs, representing all past luncheon events, in promoting this important fundraiser, which enables JFS to provide comprehensive mental health and social services to anyone in need regardless of age, race, religion, or ability to pay. Last year JFS served 39,000 individuals.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kristin Chenoweth and cannot wait to celebrate all that has been made possible by our donors at this event the last two decades,” said Jewish Family Service CEO Cathy Barker. “It has been four years since we have come together in a ballroom, and we are looking forward to seeing friends get together to make such a difference in our community.”
Over the years, the luncheon, which first began 18 years ago as a garden party with 100 attendees, has raised $4.6 million, helping to triple the number of clients served. Past luncheon speakers have included Joy Behar, Dr. Jill Biden, Goldie Hawn, Marlee Matlin, Bette Midler, and Diane Von Furstenberg.
With a career that spans film, television, voiceover and stage, Chenoweth is best known for her work on Broadway in hit shows such as Wicked and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown as well as her performances on television shows like The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, and Schmigadoon! Recently, she published a children’s book, titled What Will I Do with My Love Today, and she is preparing for the May release of another book, My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves. She has used her influence as an actress to start the Kristin Chenoweth Arts & Education Fund to help cultivate and celebrate young artistic expression by enriching children’s lives through the power of education, entertainment, and experience.
The luncheon will feature a wine pull and luxury raffle which will award a ladies’ getaway for two at the Lake Austin Spa Resort, a private wine tasting for ten at the 55 Seventy private wine club, and a $1,500 Ylang23 gift card. Raffle tickets are $25. In partnership with Sewell Automotive, Jewish Family Service will offer a limited number of raffle tickets at $100 each to win a 2022 Lexus RX 350. Winners do not need to be present.
For tickets, visit jfsdallas.org/woman. For the raffle & wine pull, visit jfsdallas.givesmart.com Individual tickets are $250. Both seated and virtual options are available, and sponsorships begin at $1,800. Attendance to the luncheon will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within 72 hours of the event.
Luncheon Co-Chairs are Rachel Biblo-Block, Beverly Goldman, Julie Gothard, Marcy Kahn, Julie Liberman, Staci Rubin and Laura Weinstein.
Honorary Co-Chairs are Susan Bendalin, Kim Chapman, Sara Efune, Susan Frapart, Eileen Franklin, Sherry Goldberg, Julie Gothard, Diane Hopson, Beth Konig, Caryn Kboudi, Julie Liberman, Cara Mendelsohn, Esther Meyers, Sheryl Lilly Pidgeon, Laurie Platt, Nicole Post, Kimberly Ross, Beverly Rossel, Melanie Rubin, Robin Sachs, Debbie Steckler, Monica Susman, Dollie Thomas, Cindy Ray Yablonsky and Laura Weinstein. Honorary chairs timeline.
Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas is a nonsectarian mental health and social services nonprofit that has served anyone regardless of age, race, religion, or ability to pay for more than 70 years. Their mission is to provide effective, accessible, and comprehensive mental health and social services that promote lifelong self-sufficiency and well-being for the Greater Dallas community. JFS Dallas offers programs to the community such as individual age-appropriate counseling, family violence intervention, support for older adults, transportation services for disabled or homebound, a client-choice food pantry, and emergency financial assistance. The agency’s comprehensive services impacted over 39,000 lives last year. Jfsdallas.org