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Women of the Hall

Year Honored: 1994
Birth: 1949 -
Born In: Texas,
Achievements: Philanthropy
Educated In: Texas, New York
Schools Attended: Southern Methodist University, Union Theological Seminary
Worked In: Texas, Colorado, New York

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Helen LaKelly Hunt

Helen LaKelly Hunt saw a major unmet need - the absence of funding programs and opportunities to help women - and chose to use her personal resources and energy to create positive change. Hunt has made her primary work the establishment of women's rights as human rights as a principal of grantmaking. In 1981 she became president of the Hunt Alternatives Fund and in 1984 co-founded the National Network of Women's Funds, an organization created to unify the women's giving and funding communities. In 1985 she founded the New York Women's Foundation, which today has an $8 million endowment and in 1987 she helped found the Dallas Women's Foundation, which has more than 20,000 members. In 1992, Hunt became president of The Sister Fund, which works to assist oppressed women across the diversity of the population. Hunt's belief that women know best how to launch programs and meet needs in their own communities has been ratified by the success of many programs. She is a powerful example to a woman pioneering new ways to lead and transform society for women's growth and success.
Additional Sources:
With Harville Hendrix, Couples Companion: Meditations and Exercises for getting the Love you Want. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.

The Personal Companion: Meditations and Exercises for Keeping the Love You Find. New York: Pocket Books, 1995.

Giving the Love that Heals, a Guide for Parents. New York: Pocket Books, 1997.

Parenting Companion: Meditations and Exercises for giving the love that heals. New York: Pocket Books, 1999.