Celebrating Women’s History Month, the Eberstein Witherite law firm is the title sponsor for a fundraising luncheon March 1, organized by K104’s DeDe McGuire of “DeDe in the Morning” to help provide a lift to women in need.
The inaugural event -benefiting Dress for Success Dallas and Girls Inc. – is drawing a heady group of dignitaries and speakers, including Mayor Mike Rawlings; Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson; Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown; author and motivational speaker Sarah Jakes Roberts, daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder of The Potter’s House; CNN and NPR political commentator Angela Rye; and WFAA-TV (Channel 8) traffic reporter Demetria Obilar.
“I am thrilled we get to team up with DeDe for this debut,” said Amy Witherite, founding partner of the firm. “We have a great working relationship with DeDe and are always excited to partner with her on causes that have such a wide and meaningful impact.”
Dress for Success Dallas empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Girls Inc. encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct service and advocacy to help navigate gender, economic, and social barriers.
“These are two amazing organizations, well deserving of everyone’s support,” Witherite said.
The fundraiser is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 1 at the Lorenzo Hotel, 1011 S. Akard St., Dallas.
DeDe, known as the Queen of Radio on KKDA-FM (104.5), said the event is designed in part to honor trailblazers and others who regularly give back to their community. Witherite will be presented with the “She’s Making History Award” by DeDe at the luncheon.
“I’m so excited to kick off Women’s History Month, celebrating all women and their accomplishments,” she said.
Eberstein Witherite has sponsored many of DeDe’s charitable events, such as DeDe’s Bowl-A-Thon and DeDe in the Morning’s turkey giveaway.
Also in March, Eberstein Witherite is the title sponsor for DeDe’s KKDA co-host Lady Jade and her Local Love Awards. The fundraiser March 17 at the at the Omni Dallas Hotel supports Project 16, a non-profit serving underprivileged and at-risk youth to prepare them for a better and more successful future.
The event honors top influencers among minority businesses, including designers, restauranteurs, fitness coaches, lifestyle and digital bloggers, hair stylists, photographers and more. All proceeds go to Project 16.
“Our mantra is ‘We Keep Life Running.’ That is a pillar we stand by and will continue to do so,” Witherite said.