Virginia Chandler Dykes Award

Courtesy of Texas Women's University
(Courtesy of Texas Women’s University.)

Texas Woman’s University’s 14th annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Award honored Francie Moody-Dahlberg on Wednesday as a philanthropist in the community.

Moody-Dahlberg is the executive director and trustee of the Moody Foundation, as well as Moody Endowment’s director. She has served on the boards of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, as well as the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Moody-Dahlberg and the Moody Foundation have an ongoing focus on children’s needs, social services, the arts, and community developments for the Dallas community.

The Virginia Chandler Dykes Award started in 2002 and has since recognized Dallas leaders who work to improve the every day lives of those in the community. The award also honors Mrs. Dykes, her achievements and commitment to helping others.

Virginia Chandler Dykes is known for her work in occupational therapy and leadership amongst several organizations such as The Dallas Opera and the Dallas Arboretum’s Women’s Council. Benefitting occupational therapy students, including all four TWU colleges: Health Sciences, Professional Education, Nursing, and Sciences, Mrs. Dykes established The Virginia Chandler Dykes Endowed Scholarship Fund.


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