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Bush Sisters to Speak at Annual Gala Celebration Benefiting 4Word

Also featuring Charity Wallace, former Chief of Staff for Laura Bush


Dallas, TX -- 4word, an organization that is connecting, leading, and supporting women in the workplace to reach their God-given potential, will celebrate its annual fundraising gala and dinner on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas featuring keynote speakers, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. Former Chief of Staff for Laura Bush and 4word Advisory Board Member, Charity Wallace will moderate the event while taking a fun look back on the girls’ lives in the White House, based on their book recently released last fall, Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life. Lauree Austin, On-Air Host for KCBI Radio (90.9 FM) will be the Mistress of Ceremony for the evening, with Special Guest Liz Bohannon, Founder and CEO of Sseko Designs.

Prior to the dinner program, a private reception with the Bush sisters will be held for special guests at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for purchase here.

This year’s gala, “A Wild and Wonderful Evening with The Bush Sisters,” will raise funds to support 4word as it continues to be the only global organization serving Christian women in the workplace. 4word’s vision is to build a global community of women in the workplace, so that these women can reach their God-given potential with confidence – spiritually, relationally and professionally by connecting, leading, and supporting them.

“4Word is thrilled to have the Bush sisters, two amazing Christian women, speak at our annual fundraising gala and dinner. We look forward to hearing more on their life lessons as professional women balancing work, faith and relationships,” said 4Word Founder and President, Diane Paddison.

This year’s Honorary Chairmen include Lisa and Clay Cooley, Lisa and Kenny Troutt. Co-Chairmen Debbie Dillon and Tanya Little, with help from their daughters Caroline Griffith and Taylor Little as “Next Generation Chairman” will lead the “Wild and Wonderful” evening.

This year’s sponsors include:

Lisa and Clay Cooley
James Avery
Locke Lord, LLC
McDowell Properties
The Policy Circle
Lisa and Kenny Troutt

Affiliated Associates
Karla and Dale Baldelli & Debbie and John MacDonald
Become Network
B & J Financial and freshbenies
Lucy Buchanan
CBRE and Brasfield Gorrie
Mary Coucher and Pam Johnson
Melisa and JF Denis
Anne and Mike Duffy
Gables Residential Properties
Greystar Real Estate Partners
Gene and Jerry Jones
Hart Advisors Herrin Commercial Real Estate and Ka and L.L. Cotter
Holmes Murphy
Marci and Stan Johnson
Tandy and Lee Roy Mitchell
Pat and Lou Myers
Diane and Chris Paddison
Pegasus Residential
The Richards Group and Richards Partners
Monica and Leland White

Tickets are available for purchase on the 4word website and are currently open to the general public until February 10th.

For more information regarding sponsorships, tickets or volunteering, please visit, or contact Debbie MacDonald, 4Word’s director of development, at (281) 723-2413 or And, to follow the event in real-time as well as other event updates, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, twitter, and LinkedIn and use #4wordgala and #4wordwomen

About 4word
4word is the only organization led by women serving Christian women in the workplace. We do this by connecting through our Digital Community, Local Groups in cities across the world (currently 25 cities), and through our Mentor Program in one on one relationships. We do this through individuals, churches, and corporations. Our vision is to build a global community of women in the workplace so that these real, passionate, faithful women will have confidence in every aspect of their lives – spiritual, relational, and professional. 4word’s mission is to connect, lead, and support women in the workplace to achieve their God-given potential with confidence, so that they will share Christ’s love with others. 4word is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Contact Info
Katie Venhaus
4144 N Central Expressway Ste. 305
Dallas, TX 75204

Phone: 9729317576