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Goldie Hawn, 2021 Chick Lit Luncheon featured speaker

Community Partners of Dallas (CPD) announces Academy Award-winning actress, New York Times bestselling author, producer, director, and true children’s advocate, Goldie Hawn, as the featured speaker for the 15th Annual Chick Lit Luncheon presented by Dr. Robert and Lara Tafel on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Hilton Anatole. 


Claire Emanuelson will chair the annual fundraiser,with Pat McEvoy serving as honorary chair. Hollee Hirzel and Erin Pope will serve as underwriting co-chairs.


“We cannot wait to see all of our friends and supporters in person for the 15thannual Chick Lit Luncheon.  Our traditionally spring event will enjoy a one-time-only fall date, and what better way to celebrate than to have the inimitable Goldie Hawn as our featured speaker,” remarked Paige McDaniel, president and CEO, Community Partners of Dallas. “Not only is Goldie beloved for her countless onscreen roles, she is also a tireless advocate for children, which aligns beautifully with CPD’s ongoing work on behalf of the abused and neglected children we serve.”  


Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award winning actress, producer, director and best-selling author. She is the founder of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, happier and ultimately more productive lives.


Hawn authored two best-selling books, a memoir “A Lotus Grows in the Mud”, in 2005 and in 2011, “10 Mindful Minutes”, offering guidance on raising healthy, joyful and resilient children. In 2015, Hawn released “10 Mindful Minutes: A Journal”, a practical application to her last book, offering prompts and exercises to enhance the reader’s daily life through mindfulness practice.


Goldie has lived with her partner Kurt Russell for over 30 years and has four grown children, Oliver and Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell and stepson Boston Russell. They have also been blessed with seven grandchildren. Hawn believes “children light the path to joy” and dedicated much of her life’s work to creating innovative solutions to help children thrive.


The 15th annual Chick Lit Luncheon will be held on September 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Anatole.  The event will include a wine reception followed by a seated luncheon and remarks by Ms. Hawn. Tables begin at $2,500 and are on sale now; individual tickets will go on sale in September if space permits.  For more information, visit


About Community Partners of Dallas

Since 1989, Community Partners of Dallas has ensured safety and restored dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing crucial resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.  Community Partners of Dallas provides items such as winter coats, diapers and formula, holiday gifts, school uniforms, personal hygiene products, food and more,  to send the abused children in our community the message that someone does care.  Please visit www.communitypartnersdallas.orgfor more information.

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