The Embrey Family Foundation has awarded $1 million to the Dallas Women's Foundation to establish a donor-advised fund to support programs targeting poverty and violence and discrimination against women and girls, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The gift is part of the foundation's $30 million capital campaign to support women and girls in North Texas, primarily in Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties. The foundation works to improve the lives of women and girls by battling discrimination and creating positive change.
"Gayle and I wanted to make a bold move, because we believe strongly in the work of the Dallas Women's Foundation, its reputation, and its commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in our community," said Lauren Embrey, who with her sister, Gayle, spearheads the family foundation. "We are taking a stand with others, pooling our funds to say discrimination leading to increased poverty and violence needs to end, and we will do everything in our power to assist in a much needed cultural and societal change."