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4th annual cocktails, couture & cookies with Santa

December 2021

What a magical time we had at Cocktails, Couture & Cookies with Santa! Over $10,000 was raised for the Women With Promise
Scholarship Fund, helping women from Dallas and Collin counties who have emerged from crisis and are building better lives for themselves and their families.

Thank you to our fabulous community of #differencemakers who supported #WWP with raffle and event ticket purchases and the volunteers who helped make the magic happen. We are truly better, together.

Congratulations to our raffle winners, Dummea Vincent., Abby Randozza and Donna Howard!

We absolutely could not have done this without our sponsors, Lincoln Financial GroupMarsh McLennan and Thompson Coburn LLP and of course the always amazing Neiman Marcus! Additional heartfelt thanks go to Danielle DiCesare, Edgar Cardiel, Sara Toth, James Wolfe and Tammany Stern.

And lastly, a huge thank you to our Board of Directors, Leisha Cadwallader Barbara Doucet Dawn Wright Alana Kalantzakis Ackels Carolyn Dent Lisa Welch Shenée Rayford, MBA, SPHRKate LengyelJackie Rodriguez and Shannon Summers


FallFlavors Cooking Demonstration With Chef Kristen Massad

Fall 2021

Our Fan favorite Joy+Oliver Chef Kristen Massad demonstrated how to make an Apple Cider Aperol Spritz and Chocolate Bark – perfect for the fall and even holiday gifting!  And best of all, we raised more than $3,000!  Congratulations to all the raffle winners!


Crafting the Perfect Charcuterie With Chef Kristen Massad

March 2021

Our spring Virtual Happiness Hour was a wonderful demonstration from Chef Kristen Massad of Joy+Oliver, filled with advice and inspiration on building the perfect charcuterie.  Kristen’s top 5 tips:


  1. Choose your charcuterie board based on your crowd size

  2. Crumble, slice or cube the cheese to invite sampling

  3. Drain marinated cheese, olives, artichokes, etc. to avoid mess

  4. Place cheese and meats first, add the biggest garnishes next, then fill in the nooks and crannies with dried fruit, nuts, small chocolates, etc.

  5. Midway through sampling, move what's left toward the center of the board so it continues to look appealing

A BIG thank you to Kristen, our sponsors, attendees, raffle ticket purchasers and our always amazing, generous and caring WWP community!


Event Sponsors:  Omni Dallas Hotel, Virgin Hotels Dallas, Boarded Up Dallas, Timbered Art and Loren Lasley, Scout & Cellar Wines


October 2020

Women With Promise is famous for our FREE Happiness Hours and Signature Designer Handbag Raffle, all to benefit the Women With Promise Scholarship Fund.


Our fall Happiness Hour was our first virtual event and was streamed from the fabulous Omni Dallas. We loved celebrating the Women With Promise Scholarship program's first graduate and spending time with our caring community. The highlight of the event was step-by-step instructions by Chef Beatriz who demonstrated how to make a potato canape and Mixologist Emily worked her magic on a tasty Scottish Mule.


And, thank you Omni Dallas, it was great to see our name in lights!

3rd annual cocktails, couture & cookies with Santa

December 2019

Fun, fashion and philanthropy! At this sold out event, guests enjoyed champagne, appetizers and pictures with Santa as well as a private fashion show and shopping at Neiman Marcus, complimentary Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior makeovers, fabulous goodie bags, raffle with Valentino purse, Akola necklace and more. This is always one of our most popular events!

Thank you to our donors, volunteers, attendees and raffle ticket buyers who supported this event. We could not have done this without the talented folks at Neiman Marcus, Marc Jacobs Beauty and Christian Dior Beauty.

All proceeds benefitted The Women With Promise Scholarship Fund.

scholarship luncheon 2019

September 17, 2019

Thank you to Nancy Jay and Alexa Conomos and all our supporters who came to our Annual Scholarship Luncheon, A Celebration of Promise. We are so proud to have granted 3 new scholarships to deserving, powerful women with your help. Truly, so very much to celebrate!

disco ball

April 6, 2019

Our Disco Ball was a smashing success! From twinkling disco balls to leisure suits and platform shoes Women With Promise recaptured the Studio 54 magic!

Host Colleen Coyle of WFAA kicked off the evening and introduced surprise special guest "Cher". Amid the specialty 70's inspired cocktails and bites, our guests were looking totally disco glam from their free makeovers from Marc Jacobs and Jo Malone.

The DJ played all of our favorite funky tunes from The Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, and Donna Summer. The electric light dance floor had our guests dancing the night away.

Thank you sponsors, guests and volunteers for helping us raise more than $75,000 to support our mission of empowering north Texas women emerging from poverty and crisis through education. Proceeds from our Boogie Wonderland go directly to the Women With Promise Scholarship Fund.

Together we are impacting generations!


We are Women With Promise, and we network with a purpose so that we can empower women in challenging circumstances realize their potential. Signature events include networking Happiness Hours, Scholarship Celebration Luncheons, Cocktails, Couture & Cookies with Santa as well as fabulous gala events.