The Fellowship of Professional Women is Celebrating 27 Years of Outreach to Women!
Marva Hanks has held many titles throughout her life and career, but she’s proudest of her background of service to others. Marva is living her dream today as a professional consultant, but the adversity in her past taught her the valuable lessons she shares with others now.
Marva’s story began in Holly, Michigan, where her time as a star on the Holly High Bronco basketball team and as a fundraiser for underprivileged local youth foreshadowed her future work. She met her husband, Merton Hanks, while attending the University of Iowa in pursuit of her degree in communication. Marva and Merton began their lives together amid the extravagance and stress of the athletic world—she as a basketball player and Merton as a college football star. Their busy lives reached a fever pitch when Merton was drafted by the San Fransisco 49ers in 1991, the days of Jerry Rice and Joe Montana.
The lives of professional athletes and their families are notoriously marred by financial troubles, depression, and divorce—a sad statistical norm—and the Hanks family weathered their share of trouble. But the Hanks came through it all armed with strong faith and surrounded by an ever-growing community of friends and mentors. Marva and her family became an exception to the rule, a fact that would one day ignite a desire in her to pass her wisdom on to other professional athletes and their loved ones.
Marva’s life changed again when her daughter was diagnosed with autism. Always ready to advocate and lead, she helped found the acclaimed awareness organization Facing Autism in 2003. Marva continued to add to her long list of causes to champion, including public education, support for single mothers, cystic fibrosis research, support for special needs children, and severe illness awareness. She has served on dozens of boards and committees, including the Bloomfield Educational Foundation and Bible study fellowship.
Marva is proud to continue her lifelong goal to educate, empower, and effect lives through Marva Hanks Consulting by providing personalized consulting services to athletes, executives, entrepreneurs, entertainers and everyday people. Marva Hanks Consulting offers coaching on personal finance, asset and investment management, marriage and relationships, and more. Her commitment to bettering the lives of those around her continues as she uniquely connects with individuals and groups.
11:45 am Registration and Networking
Noon-1:15 pm Luncheon
All registrations MUST be made by Noon on Friday, August 5. No walk ins are allowed based on venue policy.
Cost: $40 per person
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The Fellowship of Professional Women is an interdenominational group of women committed to exploring the teachings of Jesus Christ, and supporting each other’s faith in the marketplace and our personal lives.
Statement of Faith
As an interdenominational organization, the Fellowship of Professional Women is committed to all the classical, historical and orthodox doctrines of the Christian faith. These doctrines include belief in the Trinity, God -the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This is the belief that Jesus Christ is the unique Son of God. It is the belief that humanity has fallen from its created state into sin and spiritual death. And, the belief that Jesus Christ, as ultimate Deity and purest form of humanity, died for our sins and rose from the dead. We believe in the unique, divine inspiration and trustworthiness of the Bible. The Bible is the basis of our beliefs, and the final authority in all matters. We believe that spiritual life and forgiveness of sins is found through faith in Christ alone, not through our efforts or goodness. We believe in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in spiritual birth and growth. Every Christian is called by the power of the Holy Spirit, to live a life of love, fruitful service and witness of the Gospel. As a collective body we believe in the church, and the responsibility of each Christian to participate in the worship and ordinances of a church home where Christ is honored and God's word is preached. We believe in the physical return to earth of the Lord Jesus Christ,~ to judge the living and the dead and to consummate the eternal plan of God.
FPW is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.
Join FPW Dallas for a fabulous lunch with wonderful ladies the second Tuesday of each month.
WHERE: Park City Club (17th Floor at 5956 Sherry Ln #1700, Dallas, TX 75225- Preston Center area near Tollway and NW Hwy) Complimentary garage parking is included! Bring in your ticket for validation.
WHEN: 11:45 Registration and Networking, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm Luncheon
You will be inspired and challenged by our guest speakers as they share their wisdom, testimony, experience and heart.
We gather together for fellowship, support, prayer and inspiration from God. We leave encouraged and full of good food, good thoughts and a benevolent spirit.
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus.” Romans 15:5
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Reservations made and paid by midnight Friday before the Tuesday luncheon are $40. We accept all major credit cards, cash and checks. THERE ARE NO WALK IN's ALLOWED due to new venue policies. Cancellations must be received by Noon the Friday before the Tuesday luncheon. No shows will be billed. Sponsors are asked to please make reservations.
Luncheon Address: 5956 Sherry Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225, United States
Fellowship of Professional Women
5956 Sherry Lane (Preston Center area) Dallas, TX 75225
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