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The six North Georgia chapters of DFW held a joint meeting in December. Founder Marsha Wallace attended and the event included a full chapter meeting as well as a "Docu-tainment performance". This video is provided by Helen Boreland and her husband Jay, a professional videographer.
The News Press in Santa Barbara (CA) did a cover story on Dining for Women's two local chapters, led by Peggy Welik and Melissa Hansen.
In Jacksonville, FL, First Coast News produced a multimedia feature story that aired on the local ABC and NBC affiliated networks last month. Cheryl Tupper, the Jacksonville co-leader, and Michelin Tutein, who is launching a new chapter in the area, were both interviewed.
The Greenville News wrote a story about Dining for Women's public service announcement appearing on the CBS Superscreen in Times Square. The PSA will run through Jan. 4, 2014.
The Hudson (OH) chapter celebrated it's first anniversary in November 2013 and an article appeared in the Hudson Hub City Times.
After attending a fundraising event in Albany in September, the Albany Times-Union followed up with area chapter leader Rosemary Revoir and published a blog post about DFW's mission and the camaraderie of our chapters that fuels it.
The Shriver Report - an online blog - ran a great piece by Marsha Wallace about her journey. It's a personal transformation that a lot of people seem to connect with.
A lot of classy ladies (like founder Marsha Wallace and Executive Director Jamye Cooper, to name a few) appear in this photo spread in Greenville's top shelf mag Town. They covered a reception hosted by Women of the Peace Center for Marsha and 65 special guests.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal has a great article on the Ormond Beach chapter and it's leader Rachell Samson. (10/13)
A short but effective article in Delaware Today, has resulted in a spurt of new interest in Delaware chapters. Thanks to chapter leader/mentor Peggy Smith for sending it on. (8/13)
Lysa Salsbury wrote a post on the University of Idaho's Women's Center blog about her first exposure to Dining for Women when a friend invited her to a meeting. Her article talked in equal parts about the concept of DFW, the featured program (One Heart) and the experience of the meeting. The Women's Center's mission - as stated on the blog - dovetails with ours: To promote and advocate for gender equity on campus and in the community through programs and services that educate and support all individuals in building an inclusive and compassionate society. (7/13)
A very nice web post from Anchal Executive Director Colleen Clines reflecting on her experience at our 10th anniversary conference. We loved having Anchal there - to display the beautiful quilts and scarves and to help us see and understand more about the impact Dining for Women is having. Thank you, Colleen. (6/13)
Food - cooking it and sharing it - is a part of who we are. But it got started that way because founder Marsha Wallace, who admits she's not much of a cook, liked the idea of people bringing food over to her house. For more interesting details, check out this in a Philanthropy Journal story about DFW, Marsha's contribution to the Women for Women cookbook, and our 10th anniversary #DFW10year this weekend.
Nice piece in The Greenville Journal on 6/14/13 about DFW. And The Greenville News followed up on 6/15/13. We are very proud of our hometown and excited to get a chance to show it off at our 10th anniversary conference. We know you feel the same way about your hometown. So let us know if you get mentions in any local media in print or on air. We really want to know. Email links to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them.
Kay Wynn has written a column in the Sulphur Daily News about why it is important that we open our eyes to problems that are so far away. She talks about how she became involved with Dining for Women and how her faith influenced her decision to become involved.
Kay Smith, chapter leader in Provo, UT, is spotlighted in an article in The Daily Herald. The article notes that there are now three DFW chapters in Utah - that's pretty exciting. Smith is also one of our international travelers - she was part of the Vietnam trip in March 2013.
It's nice to see student journalists covering Dining for Women. The St. Rose Chronicle, a student newspaper at The College of St. Rose at Albany, NY, wrote an article about the Albany chapter's meeings - potluck meets global discussion.
Beth Gaines and Susan Altman, co-chairs of the Cedar City, UT, chapter were interviewed by The Spectrum. The article is substantive and talks about how the pair learned about DFW and decided to start a chapter. Gaines and Altman are also part of the travel group going to Indonesia later this month.
Marsha Wallace was interviewed by Kelley Connors, blogger on women's health, on her blog talk radio program on International Women's Day. The topic of the day was improving health for women in developing countries. This is an hour-and-a-half program with many guests who come in and out. Marsha comes on at 27 minutes in. (3/8/13)
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Kristi York Wooten, a blogger and women's advocate, writes on the Huffington Post on March 8 about 7 ways to celebrate International Women's Day. She mentions Dining for Women and some other great ideas that we can use every day of the year.
In online magazine Paste.com, Marsha Wallace talks about DFW and the comeback stories we have funded. "I've found my passion," she told Paste. So have we, Martha. (3/5/13)
Four DFW leaders from California were part of an in-depth radio interview with San Jose's KKUP personality Diane Solomon. Patty Karabastos, Western Regional Leader, Susan Negrin, Castro Valley chapter leader, Polly Ferguson, a San Jose chapter leader and Cari Class, chapter leader from Santa Cruz, did a great job not only talking about the organization but how DFW has impacted their lives. It's an hour-long interview but worth the time and a good listen to anyone who may be facing an interviewer in the future! (3/5/13)
The Greenville (SC) News devoted its Sunday Entrepreneur cover story on Feb. 10 to DFW founder Marsha Wallace calling her a "social entrepreneur". The in-depth profile covers more than a full page in the paper and includes video. Note: The Greenville News protects its content behind a paywall, but it appears you can get a couple of articles before that kicks in.
The Hudson County (OH) chapter gets a nice shoutout in an article in the Hudson Hub-Times on February 24, 2013. The article features comments by Marsha Wallace and chapter leader Tamara Peterson.
January 2013: Co-founders Marsha Wallace and Barb Collins talk about the exciting growth and ongoing mission of Dining for Women with Chris Worthy, reporting for Palmetto Parent - Columbia, SC.
1/19/12 The Malibou Lake (CA) Chapter is approaching its fourth anniversary. An article in The Acorn talks about how DFW works and quotes chapter leader Julie Kassan.