Dallas Female Philanthropists Elected to the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders National Cabinet

DALLAS, TX (August 15, 2012) —Since its founding in 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been an organization that supports and benefits from the dedication and leadership of women. Today, the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders serves the American public in times of war and peace with disaster assistance, blood collection, safety training and countless other community assistance services. The Tiffany Circle of Dallas is proud to announce members B.J. Coffman, Jodi Lash and Magen Moody as representatives on the Tiffany National Council for the 2013 year. Moody and Lash will work actively on the Cabinet while Coffman will advise in a torchbearer role following three years of service as a National Cabinet member.

The American Red Cross Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders is a powerful leadership network of women who donate $10,000 annually to support their local chapters. The mission of the Tiffany National Council is to oversee the strategy and direction of the Tiffany Circle and serve as ambassadors for the programs and services of the American Red Cross.

Tiffany Circle member Magen Moody works as a marketing manager in Dallas and enjoys the feeling of empowerment that she gets when working with other women on charity projects through the Society. Moody’s father worked for the American Red Cross before his death. A beneficiary check from his estate allowed Moody to make her gift to the Red Cross as her entry donation into the Tiffany Circle.

“I have always believed that the empowerment of women by other women is essential,” Magen explained. “My relationship with the Tiffany Circle has not only given me the opportunity to share my family’s history and passion for the Red Cross, but it has also inspired me to cultivate the understanding of a woman’s role today and the tremendous difference we can all make when working to accomplish a single goal.”

American Red Cross North Texas Regional CEO, T.D. Smyers, is excited to see members of the Dallas Tiffany Circle taking such an active role within the national leadership of the Tiffany Society.

“One of my favorite parts of leading the Red Cross in the North Texas Region is working shoulder-to-shoulder with people serving something larger than themselves,” Smyers said. “This is definitely the case with the Tiffany Circle women in Dallas. It is good to know that the Red Cross includes such high caliber talent in North Texas, and that these women are looking beyond their geographical area when thinking about how they can make a difference.”

The Dallas Tiffany Circle is one of the largest in the nation with 36 active members, 16 of those being “lifetime” members who commit themselves to a ten-year Tiffany Circle membership. The Dallas Tiffany Circle is lead by Co-Chairs Suzy Bashore and Mary Yost.

Dallas’ Tiffany Circle Lifetime Members are Emily Canete, B.J. Coffman, Helen Davis, Christina Hanger, Keeley Hennington, Lyda Hill, Margo Keyes, Patti Kiernan, Jodi Lash, Nancy Lewis, Sarah Losinger, Carol Maxwell, Conni St. Angelo, Billie Leigh Rippey, Pat Smerge and Meredith Woodworth.

Dallas’ Tiffany Circle Members are Ruth Altshuler, Anna Ardinger, Suzy Bashore, Tricia Besing, Diane Brierley, Laura Bush, Emily Canete, Helen Davis, Gwen Echols, Melissa Fetter, Allison Freeze, Carol Heller, Keeley Hennington, Lyda Hill, Carolyn Horchow (in memory of), Caroline Rose Hunt, Paige Locke, Virginia McClain, Holly McCoy, Jane Mody, Magen Moody, Fay Moraif, Kelli Nicholson, Martha Peak, Amy Simmons and Mary Yost

To learn more about making a gift to the Red Cross, contact Whitney Boone at whitney.boone@redcross.org or 214-678-4366. More information about the Tiffany Circle can be found at RedCross.org

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcrossdallas.org or join our blog at http://redcrossdallas.blogspot.com.