It is March! And as the saying goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
This proverb speaks to me especially these days, not only regarding our weather and season change but the circumstances we find ourselves in today. No doubt the pandemic and the recent brutal winter blast and subsequent power outages felt as harsh as a lion’s roar to many, me included. The efforts now in our community to assist those in need is ever pressing as we shift to help in the recovery. And as the weather softens, we see hints of spring and evidence that “hope springs eternal”, with the renewed energy the massive COVID-19 vaccine rollout is bringing.
So, WOT Gives me Hope? The AMAZING work of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the mighty, mighty Women of Tocqueville!
Last month WOT hosted its first event focused on the financial services industry – The State of the Regional Economy. Mike Rosa of the Dallas Regional Chamber shared with us how North Texas is well positioned to come out of this pandemic with a strong economy while WOT panelists, Cassandra McKinney and Anne Motsenbocker provided their perspectives on giving back and getting our community back to work. I want to give a big thanks to Mike, Cassandra, and Anne, and especially to Mandy Austin for hosting our inaugural event. Then the first week of March, Women of Tocqueville along with the Emerging Leaders participated in Virtual Story Time events in conjunction with United Way Reading Day presented by EY. I along with many other volunteers am inspired by the difference reading makes and the joy it brought to some very precious little lambs at Mi Escuelita Preschool in Cockrell Hill. WOT Joy indeed!
For Women of Tocqueville, March is the time for one of our most popular and beloved events, Most Generous Next Generation. This year’s event generously sponsored by PwC on Tuesday, March 23rd features our own UWMD Annual Campaign Chair, Anne Chow as keynote speaker. Most Gen Next Gen is a great opportunity for Women of Tocqueville to network with our various UWMD Giving Societies members and to bolster philanthropic leadership at all levels. I strongly encourage you to join this virtual interactive event as Anne moderates an informative panel discussion on generational giving. WOT leadership!
Additionally, as we move into spring, Women of Tocqueville will once again participate in our 2021 advocacy work at the Texas Capitol, where we can make our voices heard on legislative efforts to support our Aspire United 2030 goals. Details regarding these activities will be forthcoming as our UWMD Advocacy Committee navigates the trials, tribulations, and technicalities of the virtual legislative visits. WOT empowerment!
This and so much more to come as our calendar of events in the next few months includes the Bench & Bar legal services event, social justice programs and volunteer and hospitality opportunities, thanks to the continued and amazing efforts of our WOT Steering Committee.
So, WOT Gives me Hope? YOU – and all you do to make a difference in the hearts, minds and lives of our North Texas community!
Chair, 2020-2021 Women of Tocqueville Steering Committee
This article was published on: Mar 8, 2021