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

 

Scholorships 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

 

 

 

Collin County Endowment through Communities Foundation