Our members are dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of women in the arts of the table and fostering excellence through educational and charitable activities.

To date, we've donated over $1,250,000.00 in endowments, scholarships, and grants! 

Our first endowment of $5,000.00 was to the culinary program at El Centro, one of the Dallas County Community Colleges. With money raised from fundraising events, the Dallas Chapter of LDEI now has $415,000.00 in permanent endowments, supports a fine beverage library at El Centro, and annually awards money to diverse projects that support the goals of our organization.  

Please note the following testimony from one of our recipients, Chef Leslie Moore:


"I was a scholarship recipient of your organization in the late 80's while attending the culinary program at El Centro. Lately I have been relecting on those years and realize I could not have stayed in school but for your scholarship money. It was very timely, to say the least. Thank you so much for enabling me to have a culinary education which has been the foundation of my Private Chef career here in Dallas. It has been a great ride! Thanks again for your kindness and generosity."

-Leslie Moore, Scholarship Recipient


Current (2018-2019) Scholarship Recipients

  • Adrain Boulter, Texas Woman's University, Nutrition

  • Kate Ahrens, El Centro College, Culinary

  • Thuy-Linh Nguyen, El Centro College, Culinary

  • Elena Okowita, UNT

  • Veronica Jones, Texas Tech

  • Sabrina Rebaldo, Texas Tech

  • DeAnna Donahue, El Centro College, Culinary

  • Penny Michelle Hamilton, University of Houston, Hospitality

  • Quincy Mary Reynolds, University of Houston, Hospitality

  • Kristina Franz, UNT, Journalism

  • Zoya Brumberg, UNT, American Studies

  • Masumi Yashimoto, UNT Delores Simmons Snyder, Nutrition



Congrats to our recent scholarship recipients

  • Jennifer Adams, El Centro

  • Crystal Morrill, El Centro

  • Anneleise Azua, University of Texas

  • Samantha Kingry, University of Texas

  • Christina Aguilar, University of Houston

  • Erin Michelle Shier, University of Houston

  • Karoline Jones, UNT

  • Natalie A. Sharp, Texas Tech University

  • Taylor Frech, Texas Tech University

  • Madeline Caudle, Texas Tech University

  • Audrey Kinast, Texas Tech University

  • Rima Hechaime, Art Institute

  • Jamie Holton, Art Institute

  • Kess Eshun, Art Institute

  • Susie Lemons, Art Institute

  • Alyssa Aguilar, Texas Tech University

  • Gabriela Longoria, Texas Tech University

  • Hannah Shirley, Texas Tech University

  • Caitlin Ramirez, Texas Tech University

  • Caitlin Fuller, University of Houston

  • Erin Shier, University of Houstonn

  • Ronika Kim, University of Texas

  • Elyssa Underwood, University of Texas

  • Kerry Knerr, University of Texas

  • Madison Meehan, Univerity of North Texas


Scholarships Available


The Dolores Simmons Snyder Scholarship in Nutritional Science
The University of Texas at Austin  


El Centro College, Dallas County Community Colleges


The University of Houston




The University of North Texas




Texas Tech University




Endowed Presidential Fellowships in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin


Art Institute of Dallas
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