Monday, October 30, 2017

Why Should You Sponsor?

You don't want to miss the opportunity to sponsor the 23rd annual Garden of Roses Fashion Show, which will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at our new venue, The Bowden Events & Weddings, located at 1775 Keller Parkway.

We are aware that many companies plan their community commitments as part of their annual budget and we hope that you will extend your support for this charitable event in your upcoming plans. A few highlights to consider as you make your decision:
  • 2018 will be our inaugural fundraiser at The Bowden, which is especially significant due to the passing of its founder, philanthropist and long-time member of the Club, Linda Bowden
  • 500+ attendees are anticipated at the 2018 fundraiser
  • 250+ members of the Greater Keller Women’s Club volunteer their time and resources to the annual fundraiser and throughout the year to area non-profit organizations
  • 10,000 – 12,000 volunteer hours annually are typically given by our members, so we are fully vested in supporting the community and our sponsors
  • $75,000 in proceeds was raised from the 2017 Garden of Roses fundraiser
  • $36,000 in scholarships to 12 KISD graduating seniors from the 4 KISD high schools
  • $39,000 in grants to 11 Northeast Tarrant County charities
  • $1.25 million in grants to local non-profit organizations and scholarships to KISD seniors has been collectively donated since 1996
  • 98% of our annual fundraiser’s net revenue is typically distributed to our beneficiaries
  • Media Sponsor is again the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram with ad coverage to include the Star-Telegram NE, Indulge Magazine, K-Magazine and Keller Citizen
  • Social media marketing campaign to include the GKWC website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
  • 500+ programs with sponsor ads are distributed at the event
  • GKWC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, therefore your sponsorship is tax-deductible
CLICK HERE to download a sponsorship packet.

EMAIL Sponsorship@gkwc.org for more information or to contact Sponsorship Committee chairs Debbie Dodge, Debbie Johnson, and Honorary Sponsorship Chair Paulette Olson.


Monday, August 14, 2017

GKWC Foundation Announces Media Sponsor: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

The GKWC Foundation is pleased to announce its media sponsor for the 2018 Garden of Roses Fashion Show and Fundraiser is once again the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

Other sponsorship opportunities are available:

Click here for a Sponsorship Packet
Please email Sponsorship@gkwc.org to contact our Sponsorship Team of Debbie Dodge, Debbie Johnson and Honorary Chair, Paulette Olson. 

Thank you for your consideration and support and we look forward to distributing more funds with your gracious donation.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Charities and students big winners at Greater Keller Women’s Club event

Thank you Star-Telegram for recognizing GKWC Foundation with the following article published June 25, 2017. 

Hard work has its own rewards and perhaps none greater than seeing others benefit from the fruits of your labor. The hardworking members of the Greater Keller Women’s Club collectively experienced the thrill of seeing the results of their past year’s work recently at the annual gathering to hand out money to local charities and to local graduating seniors.
An impressive $75,000 was awarded to 10 local nonprofit organizations and to a dozen Keller students heading off to college by the GKWC Foundation at the annual Distribution of Funds celebration at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club.
The Foundation was established in 1996 as the giving arm of the women’s club and since then, through the club’s annual fundraising efforts along with generous community donors, they have awarded $1.3 million in grants and scholarships. President of the foundation is Janna Clarke.
“The Distribution of Funds Dinner is one of the happiest events we hold annually,” said GKWC President Caroline Sherman. “The room is filled with smiles as volunteers watch local charities and graduating high school seniors express their gratitude for the funding.”

Friday, June 23, 2017

GKWC's Annual Distribution of Funds Dinner

The annual Distribution of Funds Meeting and Dinner was held June 15, 2017 at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club. Eleven non-profit charities and twelve KISD graduating seniors were presented with grants and scholarships. A total of $75,000.00 was awarded by the Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation. The Garden of Roses Fashion Show fundraiser raised $65,000.00 and the GKWC contributed $10,000.00 from miscellaneous fundraisers held throughout the year.

This event is held to award and recognize local charities that work tirelessly each and every day for the betterment of our community, and to help twelve KISD graduating seniors attend the college of their choice.

Grants totally $39,000.00 were awarded to: Arts Council of Northeast, Battered Women’s Foundation, CASA of Tarrant County, Christ’s Haven for Children, Community Storehouse, Metroport Meals on Wheels, Mid-Cities Care Corp, Neuro Assistance Foundation, North Texas SNAP, Safe Haven and Victory Therapy Center.

A $3,000.00  scholarship was awarded to each of our twelve graduating seniors: Janine Bariuan, Samantha Duven, Caleb Crawley and Marissa Cleveland (Central High School); Siobain Medina, Alexandria Carrillo, Kayla Butner, and Samantha Webb ( Fossil Ridge High School) Maci Carr and Jenna Erb (Keller High School), and Kofi Agyare (Timber Creek High School).  Nicole Huette from Keller High School was the Holly Bowden Scholarship recipient. Congratulations to each and every one!

Since the GKWC Foundation was established 21 years ago, $1,259,139.00 in grants and scholarships have been awarded.


Caroline Sherman was recognized as the GKWC 2017 Shining Star, an annual award of the Northeast Arts Council honoring volunteers. Caroline is the epitome of the meaning of “Volunteer”, tirelessly working and “Giving Back” with her time, talents, and determination.


The GKWC has been a member of President’s Volunteer Service Awards program since 2009. A program that recognizes an ongoing commitment to community wellbeing and continued civic participation.  The GKWC is involved in more than 25 annual planned charitable events each year, accumulating volunteer hours totaling over 11,800 this past year.

The GKWC mission is to further the common goal and general welfare of the community and to provide a means to pursue mutual interests and participate in the community. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Greater Keller Women’s Club would like you to join us in our annual Distribution of Funds Dinner, being held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:30pm at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club, 600 Promontory Dr., Keller Texas. 

The GKWC will be awarding grants to multiple non-profit organizations, and scholarships to twelve KISD, 2017 graduates. Members and guests are invited to help us celebrate another amazing year of Fundraising and “Giving Back” to the greater Keller community. Please RSVP by 12:00 noon, Thursday, June 8, 2017, you can make your reservations online at www.gkwc.org or by emailing Debbie Johnson directly at debbiejohnsonjj@gmail.com

June is the month the new GKWC year begins, and we are moving full steam ahead continuing the efforts of community service, fundraising and meeting the common goal of general welfare for the people of our area. Join the GKWC; meet new friends, enjoy fun events, conversations, food and the joy of truly “Giving Back”.

Check out our GKWC website calendar; mark your personal calendar with one or more of the upcoming fun activities and come see what this amazing organization is all about! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2018 Garden of Roses Fashion Show & Fundraiser Co-chairs Announced

At the May 2017 monthly luncheon, GKWC President, Caroline Sherman announced that Jennifer Gilland Armstrong and Pat Fleming have volunteered to co-chair the 2018 Garden of Roses Fashion Show & Fundraiser. Both Jennifer and Pat have previously chaired the Club's annual fundraiser, but are especially looking forward to the 2018 event at The Bowden. 

The 2018 fundraiser will be the 23rd annual event hosted by the Greater Keller Women's Club Foundation, and will be held its new venue, The Bowden Events & Weddings located at 1775 Keller Parkway in Keller. For more information about The Bowden, visit it's website at www.thebowden.org.


Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 Garden of Roses Fundraiser Photos

Saturday, April 1, 2017 marked an amazing day of socializing, eating, shopping, and raising money for the philanthropic efforts of the Greater Keller Women's Club, including grants to NE Tarrant County nonprofit organizations and scholarships to Keller ISD graduating seniors. With over 300 attendees present, there was something for everyone: Restaurant Tree, Wine Pull, Raffle items, and both Silent and Live Auctions.

Capturing the event in photos was GKWC member Patty Recca with Studio 3 Photography.

Click here to access the event photos.