By LE “Lilly” Brown
The Dallas Wings Community Foundation, a 501c3 public foundation affiliated with the WNBA’s Dallas Wings, recently raised money for the foundation in a very unique way.
In honor of “Giving Tuesday,” along with asking for donations, the Foundation held a shopping soiree in partnership with the popular jewelry brand Kendra Scott, in Uptown Dallas. Twenty percent of purchase proceeds went to the foundation.
“Giving Tuesday,” a global generosity movement where people donate to their favorite charities and nonprofits, is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, in the United States.
“I am happy to bring together two great brands,” said LaDondra Watson, the Foundation’s Executive Director and Vice President of Social Responsibility. “The Dallas Wings Foundation fundamentally empowers women and girls, and we believe the Kendra Scott brand to do the same thing.”
Attendees at the shopping soiree expressed joy and enthusiasm over being part of the event. “I absolutely love the jewelry Kendra Scott makes; it is beautiful, and it makes women feel beautiful. LaDondra threw a fun and empowering event,” said Sahvona Brown, a local philanthropist and Dallas Wings supporter.
Fundraiser attendees enjoyed portable charcuterie and snacks from Krafted By KC as they browsed the uptown store. Guests mingled over their knowledge about the Dallas Wings franchise and beloved support of the Foundation.
The Foundation upholds five key pillars: Women & Girls, Social Justice, Youth Sports, Health & Wellness, and Education. The foundation’s programs are committed to empowering and celebrating women and girls through community initiatives that advocate and promote equitable and fair treatment across genders.