Cecile Richards and Matrice Ellis Kirk
The tally is in! In a year that continues to challenge women’s health in Texas, supporters rallied to the cause and raised a record breaking 3.3 million dollars for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas at the annual fundraising event.
On Thursday, September 23rd, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas hosted the 31st Annual Dallas Awards in unique style co-chaired by Katherine Perot Reeves and Anne Clayton Vroom. Rather than the usual luncheon, the event was held in the morning at the Winspear Opera House. Guests were seated to hear a conversation with women’s rights icon, Cecile Richards, moderated by Matrice Ellis Kirk.
Sponsors and loyal supporters gathered on Wednesday evening in the home of Anne Clayton and Bunky Vroom at a VIP reception where Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas CEO, Ken Lambrecht, presented Sally Dunning with the 2021 Gertrude Shelburne Humanitarian Award for her impact on the lives of Texans through her tireless efforts in advancing the mission of Planned Parenthood.
The following morning’s event was both in-person and virtual with overall attendance adding up to the annual attendance average but with an unexpected outcome garnering the record-breaking sum.
In a clever addition to the day’s happenings, several Dallas restaurants donated a percentage of post event brunch revenue to Planned Parenthood.
Funds raised will be used to help provide essential healthcare and health education services to women, men, and young people who rely on Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, No. Matter. What.