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Congratulate Janice Windle on her national arts award
April 12, 2021
Congratulate Janice Windle on her national arts award

Join the El Paso Community Foundation in congratulating our own Janice Woods Windle for receiving 2020-2021 Women in the Arts Award, a national honor that recognizes excellence in the literary arts by the Texas Daughters of the American Revolution. In her acceptance speech, Janice thanks for the Balcones (Austin) chapter of the Texas DAR as well as her EPCF family.

Janice was singled out for the award for her historical novels True Women (made into a CBS mini-series starring Angelina Jolie), Hill Country and Will’s War, and The True Women Cookbook. All four books are used in classrooms and have been printed in eight languages.

Janice is a true women’s pioneer. She was the first person hired by the board of the El Paso Community Foundation in 1977, a woman in a world dominated by men. She led the non-profit charitable organization as its president for 33 years, growing its endowment from $95,000 to $100 million.

Janice’s lengthy list of accomplishments include the restoration of the Plaza Theatre, providing running water to the colonias, and playing a key part in the purchase of the Magoffin Home by the state of Texas. Currently, Janice is leading a major outreach called Keeping in Touch for homebound senior donors and friends.

We invite you to congratulate Janice by email at, calling her at 915-275-4012, or sending a card or letter to: Janice Windle El Paso Community Foundation P.O. Box 272 El Paso, TX 79943-0272

And you are always welcome to make a donation in her name to the Plaza Theatre Endowment Fund at