Photos by DAVID SWEARINGEN
June 6, 2022
On June 2 the Fifty Women Strong organization began their new membership campaign with an evening of celebration and recognition of women in our area. Each June, the organization selects a few women leaders, from the many in our area, and highlights them in a “Showcase of Success”. The selected women for this year were Dr. Kay Herrington, owner and veterinarian of River North Small Animal Hospital; Kalley Mitchell, principal of Dublin Elementary School; and Leticia Jaimes, owner of Nurture n’ Nature in Stephenville.
Each of these women spoke to the group about their passion for their work, the importance of leadership, and the motivation for their success.
Fifty Women Strong is an organization dedicated to raising funds to benefit Erath County. This foundation gives a voice to a diverse group of women from all walks of life within the community who want to create a legacy of improvement in the community through philanthropy. Membership in the foundation is open to any woman donating $1000 to the foundation. Payment options are available but total membership fees must meet the December 31 deadline. Each year the membership votes to fund requests from different organizations, groups, and people in Erath County. One hundred percent of the amount collected through membership is distributed. The organization’s focus is to provide financial support to smaller, grassroots organizations who historically don’t have major fundraising capabilities. Fifty Women Strong is a donor based advised fund through Boucher, Morgan, and Young. All donations are 100% deductible.
Dr. Rita Cook states, “If you want to make a difference in our community, have lots of fun, and network with other women leaders in our area, please join us as we start this new year.
To become a member, please contact Dr. Rita Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org or send a check to P.O. Box 96, Stephenville, TX, 76401.