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Spring Event Featured Speaker Judy Gaman

Dallas Service Forum is very excited to welcome award-winning author, CEO and national speaker Judy Gaman as the featured speaker at the April 23 Dallas Service Forum “A Living Legacy of Service and Giving” Luncheon.  Gaman will inspire the audience with the meaningful message to find your passion and live your purpose. 

“DSF is filled with servant heart leaders who continue to make a difference. These fine women have touched countless lives through service and financial support since 1977. It takes time and money to make a true impact within a community and Dallas Service Forum’s dedication to both is simply amazing. I’m honored to be their keynote speaker as we celebrate “A Living Legacy of Service and Giving.”
Award-winning Author, CEO and National Speaker, Judy Gaman
Judy Gamon
Author, CEO and National Speaker
Award-winning Author, CEO and National Speaker, Judy Gaman


The luncheon guest speaker will feature award winning author, CEO, and national radio show host Judy Gaman. She is the author of seven books and inspires her audiences with the meaningful message to find your passion and live your purpose.

The event will begin at 10:30 AM and includes a reception, raffle, wine pull, silent auction, and seated luncheon. Up for bidding will be shopping sprees, fashion finds, restaurant, and entertainment packages. Among luxury resort trips are a Pebble Beach Golf Experience, Kentucky Bourbon Trails Tour, Tuscany Luxury Food and Wellness Package with a Private Chef, and a Caribbean Resort Escape, along with the choice of Premier World Traveler Destination trips to Paris, Greece, Tuscany, Thailand, or Bali.

Raffle items are American Express, NorthPark Center and David Yurman Jewelry $1000 gift cards. Auction bidding will be both online and at the event.

2023 Grants

DSF awarded $65,000 in grants to our partner agencies in December!

DSF awards $65,000 in grants to partner agencies
Darren McGrady
Darren McGrady

DSF Spring Event

Dallas Service Forum celebrates 45 years of service with a luncheon and fundraiser on Tuesday, March 28 at Northwood Club featuring guest speaker Royal Chef Darren McGrady, former personal chef to the British Royal Family, with a menu prepared by Northwood Club.
Kara Sewell
Kara Sewell
WFAA news anchor Kara Sewell will emcee the luncheon.


2022 Grants

DSF awarded $90,000 in grants to our partner agencies in December!

DSF awards $90,000 in grants to our partner non-profit agencies



Grant Amount


Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

Crimes Against Children Conference Scholarships / Holiday Bags


12 CACC Scholarships; Holiday Bags

Ebby House

Personal Counseling


Weekly counseling for 2 residents for 1 year

Family Place

Transportation of Clients


Bus passes or Lyft services to transport clients to the shelter, to medical appointments, court appearances, etc.

Hope’s Door

Project Safe Home


138 hotel nights for emergencies and to fill gaps for shelter nights

Juliette Fowler Communities

Music Therapy Program


Augment budget to provide 4 hours of
music therapy for residents each week

Network of Community Ministries

Clear Door Refrigerator


Replacing steel door refrigerators for a more “regular” & dignified grocery shopping experience for neighbors.

Ronald McDonald House Dallas

Kitchen/Household Items


New kitchen equipment to replace/replenish current equipment in the commercial kitchen




Winner!! Swoozie’s sponsored a raffle at our Progressive Shopping Experience fundraiser Oct. 12
Winner!! Swoozie’s sponsored a raffle at our Progressive Shopping Experience fundraiser Oct. 12
DSF Board Members wore purple on Purple Thursday to support Hope's Door in the fight against domestic violence.s Door
DSF Board Members wore purple on Purple Thursday to support Hope's Door and the fight against domestic violence.
Progressive Shopping Experience - October 12, 2022


Magnificent May Service Funds Give Away!!!

DSF awards $25,000 in grants to our partner agencies in May 2022

This recommendation was approved by our membership at the May 5 General Meeting. At the May 19 Executive Board Meeting, the following disbursements were approved and distributed to each Agency last week.

$3,500 for Bundles of Hope. These include: Birthday Kits, Clean Start Kits, Mother’s Day Baskets, Toiletries, and Father’s Day Baskets.

$4,000 for a new washer and dryer .

$4,000 to support the Sally’s House Children’s Garden, providing spring and summer planting and seating.

$3,500 for transportation costs for clients to get to the shelter from police stations, appointments for medical and court appearances and to search for housing.

$3,000 for a new ice cream cart providing ice cream socials and treats.

$3,000 funding for costs Senior Thursdays, which include activities and a lunch.

$4,000 towards a Hospitality Cart. Carts provide snacks, coffee, toiletry items, blankets, toys, coloring books and crayons for families at the hospital. The new cart will have the DSF name and logo on it.


Fall Luncheon and Fundraiser - October 26, 2021

"Imagine the Possibilities"


North Texas Giving Day - September 23, 2021

You Did it! Our Grand Total is $3,686!

We are so grateful for your generosity, kindness and support of Dallas Junior Forum. Even through these challenging times, your hearts and commitment to service has prevailed.
Thank you again for continuing our tradition of “SERVICE FROM THE HEART”.
We couldn’t have done it without YOU!


DSF officers presenting check for Twenty-five thousand dllars

Dallas Service Forum gives monies to their partner agencies to help them recover from the recent winter storm. Read more at MySweetCharity


Network of Community Ministries conducted a Facebook interview with Marla Nunally – our Vice President of Service on March 9th highlighting the partnership between DSF and Network.


Park City People article featuring DJF

Thanks to efforts of Publicity Chairman Carol Everett, the greater Dallas community has been able to read all about DSF in two publications. Mid-December, we appeared in print and online in Park Cities People dated January, 2021. CultureMap Dallas also featured DSF in December. In addition, Jenna at DCAC gave a shout out to DSF when she was interviewed by NBC 5, and Marla Nunally was featured in a Facebook video with Hope’s Door.


DSF featured in NBC5 News story about DCAC_______________________


OCTOBER 22, 2020

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! I am so grateful for all our members that participated in our Fall Event!!

It was a great success and so much fun!! Certainly, a new and unique experience for us all and I must say everyone joined in with a lot of heart and generosity.

With over 100 registered bidders, we raised more than $26,000 in our first ever virtual event.


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