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Altrusa International of Richardson Foundation, Inc.

19th Annual Outstanding Women of Today 
Hearts of Service

2023 Luncheon and Awards Presentation   

It was an honor to celebrate the following for their Hearts of Service as they pursued their varied professions


Laura Caston, QSLWM
Melissa Hailey, North Texas Top Team Realtors
TwylaBeth Lambert, Mary Kay
Charlie Pels, Frost Bank
Jodi Thompson, Fawkes Press 
Sara Thomson, Occumed Plus


Rhetta Bowers, Texas Congress District 113
Crystal Coorough, Richardson PD
Deborah Morris, City of Garland
Kelly Pagel, Richardson PD
Jenny Sanchez, City of Richardson


Cindy Bostick, Appletree Court
 Debbie Crow, Baylor, Scott and White Emergency Hospitals
Helen Dorsey, Blue Cross Blue Shield
 Nora Gravois, Wellness Center for Older Adults
Beena Mathai, Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Cristal Retana, Children's Health
Leslie Whatley, Homewell Care Services


 Kristen Ceaser, First Methodist Church Richardson
Lacy de la Garza, Catholic Charities of Dallas
Melani Guerra, Society of St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas
 Dr. Cheryl Jackson, Minnie's Pantry
 Lisa Kroenke, The Magdalen House
Amy Spawn, The Warren Center


Tabitha Branum, Richardson ISD
 Dr. Amy King, West Coast University - Richardson Campus
Pamela Parkman, McKinney ISD
Dr. Yvette Pearson, University of Texas at Dallas
Debbi Richards, Dallas County Community College - Richland Campus
Dr. Theresa Williams, Plano ISD

Sponsorships Coordinators:

Questions about Sponsorships? Contact Sponsorship Chairs:

Brenda Duckett ( * 214-577-5217) or 
Mary Boyter ( * 214-803-1634)

Honoree Coordinators: 

Questions? Contact Honoree Chairs:

Bobbi Klein ( 972-907-1048) or
Beth Leos ( * 214-200-5952)

This year's "Outstanding Women of Today" Luncheon is to recognize women who have reached out to others in the community to make their lives better.  Women who exemplify determination and leadership are to be commended for tireless efforts to improve the lives of others and to contribute to the well being of our community.

An OUTSTANDING WOMEN OF TODAY nomination is a distinguished honor for professional accomplishments.  Women are recognized for exemplifying determination and innovation, and for making outstanding contributions in their chosen careers.  They are recognized and applauded for making a difference for the future of women and providing leadership in their fields.

All nominees are honored at the Annual Outstanding Women of Today Luncheon and Awards Presentation. On average, more than 300 community leaders attend this annual event.


For a list of prior nominees, please review the Outstanding Women of Today  Alumni List

To find out more about the projects and services that we support throughout the year, check out the "Community / Projects" page on this website.

All funds raised at the luncheon benefit the projects and scholarships provided by Altrusa Richardson.


Thank you for helping us recognize Outstanding Women of Today…Builders of Tomorrow!

Altrusa International of Richardson Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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Altrusa International of Richardson

P.O. Box 832101

Richardson, TX 75083-2101

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