First Lady Cecilia Abbott Honored With Les Femme Du Monde Woman Of The Year Award

October 18, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott was honored yesterday evening in Dallas at the Les Femme du Monde (LFDM) Woman of the Year Award Dinner, where the organization celebrated the First Lady's charitable works and service to the state of Texas. In accepting her award, the First Lady spoke on the importance of helping others in need, and shared inspiring stories of young Texans who are leading the way in giving back through volunteerism and service.  

"I am honored to receive this award, and so grateful for the important work of Les Femme de Monde throughout the Dallas community," the First Lady said. "My hope is that by your leadership, and by the gifts you share of your hearts and hands, that you will inspire others to answer the call to service, to volunteer, and to give back. As Texans, the blessings we have are many -- and they are multiplied when we share those blessings with others." 

In 2016, the First Lady launched "Texanthropy," an initiative that promotes volunteerism and service to others. The initiative also highlights entities and individuals all across Texas who are working to make our state a better place through volunteerism. Read more about Texanthropy.

Les Femme Du Monde is a women’s organization that works with the World Affairs Council (WAC) of Dallas. The organization raises money to support youth programs through WAC Dallas and the Children’s Hospital of Dallas Child Life Program.