The Mrs. Philippine of North Texas Charity Fundraiser began in 1989 as the organization’s main vehicle for raising funds for the establishment and maintenance of a community center and for the fulfillment of its programs and services.  It is a biennial event spanning close to five months where confident Filipino women leaders take on the challenge of rallying the community in various activities that not only generate funds, but also provide food, fun and entertainment.  This charity fundraiser culminates in a dinner dance pageant where the lead fundraiser who raises the most amount of funds earns the title of Mrs. Philippines of North Texas. 


             In addition to supporting the building fund, each lead fundraiser also apportions twenty percent of  their specific funds to a charity beneficiary of their choice and twenty percent  to the Educational Fund.  So through the years, this project has contributed to a very broad range of charitable endeavors and has made an impact in the lives of so many people both here in the US and in the Philippines.


             For a complete list and photos of the MPNTX winners since 1989, click here.

             For a complete list of all lead fundraisers and their respective beneficiaries, click here.

 An IRS-approved 501(c)(3) organization since 1991


Contact us: * 972-769-8238 * 1301 Custer Rd., Ste. 352-1023, Plano, Texas 75075-7499




Erlinda was born in Manila to Alberto and Thelma Fabon.   Growing up, Linda’s interests were varied, so she enrolled in the Karilagan Finishing School where she pursued both Secretarial and Modeling.  She honed on jobs as a receptionist, an account representative and convention interpreter. 

In a visit to her sister here in the US,  Erlinda was introduced to her husband Michael Clark by her brother-in-law and the rest was history.  They have been married for 32 years and blessed with two daughters and a son, all with their own careers.  Erlinda has been working for the City of Garland for the past 22 years. 

Working for charitable causes is not new to Erlinda.  Just last October, she raised funds for United Way by cooking and selling plate lunches.

Erlinda’s charity beneficiary is the ABS-CBN Bantay Bata Program.


Aida Docena is a native of Can-Avid Eastern Samar, Philippines.   She has been married for 28 years now to Knute R. Madison and both have three lovely daughters.  Aida completed her education at Republic Central Colleges in Angeles City.  Her work here in the US has ranged from a department manager for an HEB grocery store, to a sales associate with Sears to American General Finance.  But faced with the needs of her family, Aida quit her outside jobs to become a fulltime housewife/housemother.

Aida has overcame many obstacles in her life, the most recent being breast cancer. She is now one year cancer-free and living life to the fullest because she knows each moment is special and irreplaceable.

Aida has taken on the challenge of raising funds for the community center and for the cancer society, specifically for the Philippines.


Yolinda or Yolly as she is popularly known was born in  Agdao, Davao City to a family of ten children.  She migrated to the US in 1991 and lived in Hawaii.  She moved to Texas in 1994 and was mainly a stay-at-home mom to her daughter Caitlin.  A year later she started working at Sam’s Club and has been with the company for more than 17 years now.  In August of 2004, Yolly went to school at Everest College and graduated with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Medical Assistance.

Yolly is no stranger to raising funds for charitable causes.  In 2001, she had helped PCCI raise funds for its center and the Dallas Filipino Lions Club for its charities.  Yolly’s work for charity continues as she now raises funds fully for the charities of PCCI.


Marcela or “Shella” to close friends and families, was  born  in  Camangahan, Guimbal, Iloilo, Philippines.  She is the eldest child of Salvio and Paciencia Teorema-Gelanga.   Marcela has a degree in Secretarial Science and worked in Manila prior to coming to the US. 

Marcela was married to Rufus Woodrow and with him have two wonderful children, Wilson and Selina.  Marcela’s willingness to help support PCCI has always been a passion and so despite her busy schedule, she did not hesitate to accept the challenge to be a Lead Fundraiser.  Marcela aspires  to help  her beloved  hometown  of










Guimbal   too.   Above all, Marcela said,  “ I want to act as an Ambassador of Goodwill”  that all Filipinos in Americarich or poor, young,  and old ,  will be together to reach the common goal.”    Long Live!   Mabuhay!