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Tom Addis, Jan Strimple

These two extraordinarily creative individuals will share the highlights of their careers and how their lives were graced with a lifetime of achievements.

 The Stephens College Alumnae Club of Dallas Annual Texas Fundraising Luncheon will feature a retrospective of two Dallas icons, Jan Strimple and Tom Addis, the featured speakers at this year’s event happening on Saturday, October 21 at the Dallas Country Club.

“Both Jan and Tom will receive the Stephens College Alumnae Club’s Lifetime Achievement Awards,” said Jeanette Korab, luncheon chair.“This will be such a fun Saturday morning! Everyone is invited to join us at this absolutely entertaining and insightful event. Be sure to get in on the great silent auction items beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a reception, followed by the program with Scott Murray as emcee, delicious luncheon and live auction.”

Jan Strimple is an internationally renowned couture fashion model and a premier event and fashion show producer in Dallas and Fort Worth. Her shows have rocked the runways from New York's Fashion Week to Dallas/Fort Worth's most high profile fashion luncheons and award shows. Known for her creative theatrical productions, she equally relishes opportunities to showcase collections of emerging designers in a straightforward but edgy style. She credits her recognized sense of style to her years working closely with Yves Saint Laurent and Bob Mackie. She has been recognized worldwide for her unique career.   

Tom Addis is best known for designing and producing Dallas’ premier children’s gala, The Crystal Charity Ball, for twenty-four years. He has also received accolades for his work on national events such as the reopening Celebration of the National Library of Congress and the State Dinner hosted by the Secretary of State and international events, such as Young President’s Organization University events in Budapest, Hungary, Rome, Italy and Cape Town, South Africa. His work has been featured in publications ranging from PaperCity Magazine to Town & Country.

“Jan and Tom will inspire others as they share their unique stories and paths to success,” said Susan Schmidt, Alumnae Club president.  “Our mission is to promote the interests of Stephens College and to maintain among the graduates and former students a spirit of fellowship and service through educational and social programs. Learn. Grow. Lead.”


Underwriting and sponsorships are available beginning at $500 to $1,000. Individual tickets are $125. For more information and event registration, visit the Club’s website at and the event page at


Dallas Alumnae Club

The Stephens College Alumnae Club of Dallas was founded in 1935 by Mrs. Opal Love.  Since then, the club has had approximately 63 presidents, all carrying the tradition held in the “Stephens 10 Ideals” of service, support, respect, responsibility, courage, creativity, belief, intelligence, independence and leadership through the years.  Club goals are to broaden fundraising to include all of the wonderful Texas alums and to create a social media presence so Texas alums can connect, interact and become more active with supporting one another and their college.  The Alumnae Club is a sisterhood that shares the amazing experience of attending Stephens College.


College Vision Statement: Inspired by its tradition as an undergraduate women’s college, Stephens College engages lifelong learners in an educational experience characterized by intellectual rigor, creative expression, and professional practice, supported by accomplished faculty, talented staff, and engaged alumnae/alumni. Graduates of Stephens College are educated in the liberal arts, informed by diverse perspectives, and committed to lives of leadership, integrity and service.

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