NWC Beneficiaries Presentation

May 28, 2015
At the final General Meeting of Northwood Woman’s Club for the 2014-2015 year, we presented our beneficiaries with a total of $292,500.00.  What a year and what a result!!
If you missed the meeting, we are sorry.  Share our excitement and emotion vicariously by viewing the pictures in the Gallery. Thank You,
Sponsors and Members of NWC
A Tremendous Finish to a Tremendous Year!!
Since the Northwood Woman's Club's early days, we have financially supported the Dallas Aboretum, The Family Place, CASA Dallas, Genesis Woman's Shelter, Contract and many other important area agencies. Each year, the NWC Philanthropy Committee receives and carefully evaluates applications for requested financial support from a variety of local charitable agencies which work to benefit women and children. The designated NWC beneficiaries for a particular year are selected after a thorough and careful process of research, evaluations, and on-site visitations.


Austin Street Center

To provide safe shelter and meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless.  To provide therapeutic and case management programs that empower those in need to make responsible choices, create positive change, and obtain economic self-sufficiency.

Purpose of Grant:  To renovate the showers and improve the women’s dressing area within the Austin Street Center facility serving homeless women

NWC Liaison:  Phyllis Farragut

New Beginning Center

To provide education, prevention and intervention programs and services to those affected by domestic violence.

Purpose of Grant:  To provide programs and services for families affected by domestic violence.   Services include emergency shelter, case management, legal advocacy, food, clothing, counseling, and economic literacy in a safe environment.

NWC Liaison: Marcia Messinger

New Friends New Life

To restore and empower formerly trafficked girls and sexually exploited women and their children by providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support.  To help women and their children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction and limited opportunities.

Purpose of Grant:  To support programs designed to restore and empower formerly trafficked girls and sexually exploited women and their children.

NWC Liaison: Cathy Camalier

Nexus Recovery Center

Mission:  To serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by addiction.

Purpose of Grant:  To support the services provided in the Pregnant or Parenting Women with Children Program.  Services include trauma-based drug and alcohol addiction treatment, counseling, food, shelter, education and access to after school care and childcare for their children.

NWC Liaison:  Sharon Kissner

Rainbow Days

Mission:  To inspire and prepare children to live a life filled with hope and promise.

Purpose of Grant:  To provide supplies and trained staff to provide weekly support groups to homeless children. The children, ages 4-12, receive social, emotional, mental and behavioral health support and guidance using a research-based curriculum.

NWC Liaison: Vaughn Gross

St. Simon’s After-School Mission:  To support elementary school children and their families who are challenged by economic and family situations by providing a safe, familiar nurturing place for children to be after school, a nutritional snack, and encouragement and assistance with academic and social development.

Purpose of Grant:  To support after-school programs for low-income children in DISD which provide care and academic assistance, remedial reading programs and enrichment activities.

NWC Liaison:  Janet Moll

University of Texas Dallas Scholarships

Scholarships for two high-achieving students who have demonstrated both a financial need and a strong desire to continue their education at UT Dallas.

NWC Liaisons to Endowment Fund: Debor Cassen, Maureen Croley, Joan Lane, Margie Portela