Elevating the standing of women in the
legal profession through charitable giving.

Elevating the standing of women in the legal profession through charitable giving.


Support the Foundation

Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are awarded each year to cover bar preparation fees and living expenses for law students who have demonstrated leadership, academic excellence and service to the community and have had a positive impact on women and children.

The Foundation seeks to provide resources to assist a solo or small firm woman lawyer with the development of her legal practice, through investing in continuing legal education, career coaching, or financial assistance in establishing or growing her practice.

Charitable grants for organizations that support women in the DFW area and surrounding suburbs whose activities align with the goals of the Foundation, and have specific projects that requires financial support are encouraged to submit an application for consideration.

Make a Difference

Sometimes it’s difficult to envision the impact
your donation can make, but all funding
through the Foundation will have an impact.
Your support will strengthen women and
children’s lives in the local community.

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Your support will help the DWLA Foundation grow so we may support various charitable and educational activities assisting women and children in the Dallas metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs. Your donation will allow us to provide a variety of scholarships for women in the legal community as well as provide charitable legal aid for the public, assist in improving the delivery of legal services to the indigent, and provide services to the community that further the interests of women and children throughout the DFW Metroplex.

This grant empowered and encouraged me to invest in myself and my office…My most pressing goals have been to automate my new client process and to develop and prepare systems in anticipation of a flood of new clients. I’ve adopted the mantra to “work smarter, not harder”.

Kandace Walter - Karen D. McCloud 2020 Inaugural Recipient

I am so grateful and humbled to have been chosen. This award is not only a financial support for my business but also a validation of the hard work that it has taken to get here. It is transformational. Thank you for supporting small business owners like me!

Laura Torres - 2021 Karen D. McCloud Grant Recipient