A Dallas philanthropist and member of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Greater Texas was recognized this week for volunteering her time and money to the nonprofit.
Amy Fikes was named to Donna Karan New York’s group of “Women Who Inspire,” a list of women from around the world who have made a difference in their communities. Fikes joins a group that includes Barbara Streisand, Maria Shriver, Nicole Kidman, and Pat Smith.
Fikes has a long history with Planned Parenthood, most notably, perhaps, for pledging $250,000 to the organization after its funding was rescinded in 2012 by the nonprofit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
DKNY organizes the group and makes a donation to the cause of the honoree. For Fikes, the company pledged to donate a percentage of its sales at Neiman Marcus NorthPark during the week of Sept. 21 to 28 to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
“The staff and volunteers of Planned Parenthood are deeply committed to the health and wellbeing of their community, particularly underserved women and their families,” Fikes said in a statement. “We all work together to make our community healthy and strong. And, we do so with compassion. The Planned Parenthood motto says it all: Care, No Matter What.”
The Greater Texas subsection of Planned Parenthood has health centers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Paris, Tyler, Waco, and surrounding cities.