The Daisy Dash 5K Fun Run is hosted and sponsored by Chapter FD, Houston, TX of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. All proceeds from the Daisy Dash will go towards supporting our international and state projects listed below.
P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate each other to achieve their highest aspirations. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about our mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. We proudly make a difference in women’s lives with six International educational projects and two state projects.
International Projects P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education P.E.O. Scholar Awards Cottey College P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Texas
State Projects Texas Cottey College Scholarship Funds Texas Star Oaks Fund, Inc.
Seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa founded one of the original societies for women, P.E.O. on January 21, 1869. Originally, a small campus friendship society, P.E.O. soon grew to include women off campus.
P.E.O. has grown from the original membership of seven to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. P.E.O. is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. In Texas we have over 240 chapters and more than 10,000 active members.