Lisa A. Genecov, who is head of healthcare transactions at Norton Rose Fulbright, will receive the Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award presented by the Southwest Jewish Congress.

The event celebrates volunteerism and diversity. Genecov has volunteered at the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, as well as serving as a board member, vice chair, and chair of the fundraising agency’s lawyers division and pacesetters and young leadership societies.

She has also chaired and co-chaired several committees and was a member of the council of the American Bar Association Health Law Section. Genecov is a co-founder of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law.

The Southwest Jewish Congress will also honor science educator Donna C. Perce and education leader Gary Griffith with its first lifetime achievement awards.

“We want SWJC to be known as an educational, philanthropic organization,” event co-chair Cindy Ray said.

The event takes place at Eddie Deen’s Ranch, 944 S. Lamar St., Dallas 75202. Sponsorships are available at $20,000, $10,000, $15,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000.Ads and congratulatory messages can be placed in a tribute book—the deadline is August 9.

Ticket prices:

  • Individual: $75
  • Priority Seating: $150
  • Student: $45

Attendees may choose the honoree(s) they want to acknowledge by making a donation; honorees then are asked to name a charity of their choice. Through the SWJC 50/50 Donation Program, donations the night of the fundraiser are shared between the charities and SWJC. The event also helps fund SWJC’s programs, which are free and open to the public.

For more information, call Susan Myers at (214) 361-0018 or go to