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2023 WPI Kick Off Luncheon

At this year’s luncheon we will announce the grantees and site visits for 2023, plans for the coming year and hear from speaker Lael Melville, CEO and co-founder of The Randolph W. and Dr. Lael C. Melville Family Foundation and community advocate. Lael will share details about her philanthropic journey in a discussion moderated by Matthew Randazzo, President and CEO of The Dallas Foundation.

Please invite prospective members to this event and encourage them to join the exciting work of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.

About Lael Melville:

Rev. Dr. Lael C. Melville is the CEO and co-founder of The Randolph W. and Dr. Lael C. Melville Family Foundation (2018).  She holds doctorate degrees in psychology and divinity (theology) and is an alumna of Southern Methodist University and Princeton University.

Lael is involved throughout the Dallas community in a variety of ways and serves on the board of the North Texas Food Bank, the Advisory Committee of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at The Dallas Foundation, the advisory board for UT Southwestern, and as co-chair at Uplift Education. She is also the founder of the Women of God prayer group and N.E.T. Cohort.

Amidst all of Lael’s civic duties, she also holds the title of proud wife of 38 years to Randy Melville and mother to three sons: Sterling, Tyler, and Myles, and two self-adopted sons, Sean and Kyrey. In Lael’s free time, she enjoys cycling and swimming.