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Tiffany Circle - Dallas

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By investing $10,000 annually in their local American Red Cross chapters, these women follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace with disaster assistance, blood collection, safety training and countless other community assistance services.

The name Tiffany and the $10,000 amount have historical precedence. The society is named for the beautiful Tiffany windows in the Board of Governors Hall at Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. These windows, produced by the Tiffany Studios, were commissioned by Red Cross President Mabel Boardman in 1917. As an act of reconciliation and hope, they were paid for with a $5,000 gift from the Women's Relief Corps of the North and $5,000 from the United Daughters of the Confederacy of the South.

The women in these windows personify virtues at work in the Red Cross Movement: hope, mercy, faith, charity, truth and fortitude. Members of the Tiffany Circle provide living examples of these virtues in their local communities, by ensuring the Red Cross has the ability to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to life's emergencies.

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Dallas Tiffany Circle board chair Marilyn Porter

Marilyn Porter

Dallas Tiffany Circle Chair 2016-2017

Marilyn Porter has been actively involved in a number of charities that serve the Dallas community including board leadership at the Family Place and ArtReach, and volunteer service to the Dallas Museum of Art and Genesis Women's Shelter. Marilyn has been an American Red Cross ambassador, a volunteer and distinguished donor for nearly two decades. She is poised to take one of the organization's premier volunteer leadership roles as the Chair of the Tiffany Circle in Dallas, an elite group of women philanthropic leaders who passionately advance the mission and funding of the American Red Cross.

Professionally, Marilyn pursued both oncology and pulmonary specialties as a registered nurse at Presbyterian Hospital. She later transferred into a field management position in the pharmaceutical industry with BASF Corporation.

As Marilyn served her community and pursued her career, her greatest joy has been raising her family. Marilyn and husband Biggs have been married for 30 years and share two children, Wesley and Caitlin, who are accomplished in their own right with degrees from St. Mark's, Hockaday, Vanderbilt, Duke, George Washington and University of Chicago. In the spring, Marilyn and Biggs were delighted to welcome their first grand-daughter, Mora!

The Porters reside in Preston Hollow where Biggs serves as the Chairman of the Board for the American Red Cross DFW Chapter and Executive Vice President and CFO of Fluor Corporation.

Please join me in welcoming Marilyn Porter as our incoming Tiffany Circle Dallas 2016-2017 Chair!


Become a Member

The Tiffany Circle is a powerful example of how women can provide leadership in their communities and around the world. Will you join the members of the Tiffany Circle in supporting your Red Cross chapter?

An annual gift of $10,000 or more will empower families affected by disaster to take control of their lives once again and give them hope for the future.

Your gift also ensures that the Red Cross is able to train volunteers to respond to the next disaster, that military families are able to reach their loved ones in an emergency, and that individuals and families will be trained to save a life during a medical emergency.

The Tiffany Circle is a perfect way to pay tribute to a special woman in your life. Honor her with a gift that saves lives and gives hope – each and every day of the year.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Tiffany Circle member, please contact Lyddy.Bullock@redcross.org.

2016 Membership

  • Ruth Altshuler
  • Anna Ardinger
  • Suzy Bashore*
  • Tricia Besing
  • Diane Brierley
  • Kelli Burke*
  • Barbara J. Coffman*
  • Emily Canete*
  • Debbie Cullins
  • Elizabeth Curnes
  • Helen B. Davis*
  • Gwen Echols
  • Ariane Einecker*
  • Kieran English
  • Allison Freeze
  • Carol Heller*
  • Fay Moraif*
  • Martha Peak˜
  • Sarah Pieters
  • Marilyn Porter
  • Billie Leigh Rippey*
  • Melody Rogers
  • Amy Simmons
  • Annette Simmons
  • Pat Smerge*
  • Conni St. Angelo*
  • JR Tomlinson
  • Sherry Travers
  • Tarfa Willis
  • Meredith Woodworth*
  • Mary Yost
  • Keeley Hennington*
  • Lyda Hill*
  • Amy Hofland
  • Carolyn P. Horchow˜
  • Julie Howell
  • Caroline Rose Hunt
  • Angela Katai
  • Margo Keyes*
  • Patti Kiernan*
  • Stacey Kivowitz
  • Jodi Lash*
  • Nancy Lewis*
  • Paige Locke
  • Sarah Losinger*
  • Carol Maxwell*
  • Holly McCoy
*Bonnie McElveen-Hunter (BMH) Member: The Bonnie McElveen-Hunter Tiffany Circle Membership was established to honor the many extraordinary accomplishments of the Chairman of the Board of the American Red Cross. By committing $100,000 over 10 years, these members stand united in ensuring that Red Cross services are available in our local community for neighbors in crisis.

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