Apr 03, 2017 09:39AM
● By Ashley Pape
Stephanie Pennington is not the type of gal to toot her own horn. Her list of volunteer involvement runs long, but the modest mom of three isn’t bragging. She’s too busy for that.
For the past two years, she’s been involved as a committee member in bringing Young Life to Southlake, a task that involved not only finding a full-time leader but also planning the group’s first big fundraiser, which will be held in the fall.
She and her husband, Tommy, a local real estate agent, have also chaired the GRACE Gala, and she has helped with the auction other years. She is a Carroll Education Foundation executive board member and, as VP of events, has decorated the annual culinary event for the past three years. Pennington has also helped with Tabletops for the last several years.
Having three daughters with very different interests (Matti, 16, is in theater; Emma, 14, is on the JV tennis team; and Isabelle, 10, plays lacrosse, volleyball and does gymnastics) has led Pennington into youth-oriented charity work, too, including school PTOs and the National Charity League of Southlake, for which she has served on various committees.
Asked about how she and her family like to spend a Saturday night in Southlake, Pennington prefaces her answer with, “If we’re not going to a gala or fundraiser?” On those rare weekends when the calendar is clear, you might just find her at her favorite restaurant, Mi Cocina, or catching a movie at Harkins Theater. No doubt, it would be a well-deserved break.