CFT Videos

  Welcome Reception for Dave Scullin
     
  President & CEO, Dave Scullin, is interviewed by Dallas Business Journal 
     
  A groundswell of giving in North Texas led to the largest online community-wide giving event in the nation. North Texas Giving Day 2016 raised $37 million for 2,518 nonprofits in 18 hours!
     

  The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation Fund at CFT provides grants to nonprofit organizations that help train burgeoning young visual and performing artists and is one of the many ways businesses like Neiman Marcus work with CFT to give back.
     
  Attorneys, Accountants and Financial Planners were among the 140 who attended the CFT/SMU Dedman School of Law Professional Seminar on May 12. Stephan R. Leimberg, publisher of Leimberg Information Services, presented on two topics: Creative Uses of Life Insurance to Enhance Charitable Giving and Seeing and Solving Buy-Sell Issues. Attendees received continuing education credits.
     

 

 

 

CFT Honored with Can Do Award by Wilkinson Center--
Communities Foundation of Texas was awarded with a "Can Do" Award at Wilkinson Center's annual luncheon. Award recipients were selected based on their entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. Wilkinson honored CFT with this video that they played at the luncheon on May 12, 2015.

 

 

 

Making Charitable Dreams A Reality--
Watch this video to learn from John Bergner of Winstead PC, Debra Tagg of Brennan Financial Services, estate attorney Paul Tagg and Dallas CPA Society member Jerri Bergner of Travis Wolff talk about how they and their clients work with Communities Foundation of Texas for charitable giving.

 

 

 

What are nonprofits saying about CFT's D3 Institute?--
Watch this video about CFT’s work to improve the economic stability of low-income families.

 

 
   North Texas Giving Day 2015 Recap Video 
     

 

 

 

North Texas Giving Day 2014 Recap Video--
What a GREAT day for North Texas! On Sept. 18, 2014, North Texas Giving Day raised $26.3 million through 98,000 donations benefitting 1,450 local nonprofits. This video recaps the incredible day across the metroplex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Texas Giving Day on WFAA's Good Morning Texas--
On September 17, 2014, more than 200 nonprofit representatives came out to Victory Plaza to rally the community for North Texas Giving Day, which took place the next day and raised more than $26 million for 1,450 local nonprofits.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Communities Foundation of Texas Overview--
At Communities Foundation of Texas, our goal is to make tomorrow better by partnering with ambitiously compassionate people like you. We have been a partner with local individuals, families and businesses for raising the quality of life in our community since 1953.

 

 

 

 

 

Donor Spotlight: The Schwitter Family--
The Schwitter Family has provided scholarships through a scholarship fund at Communities Foundation of Texas for several years. Their generosity has awarded 162 total annual scholarships, encompassing 324 semesters to 86 students. 

 

 

 

 

 

Donor Spotlight: The Spiegelman Family--
Paul & Teresa Spiegelman use their fund at Communities Foundation of Texas to help fund schooling for children of employees. 

 

 

 

 

 

Donor Spotlight: The Craighead/Green Fund--
Kenneth Craighead and Stephen Green wanted to support local artists and thought about setting up their own private foundation. After doing research, they realized that opening a fund at Communities Foundation of Texas in Dallas was the best option for them. This is their story.

   

 

 

Donor Spotlight: The Fred Hegi Family--
Longtime CFT supporters, the Hegi Family has instilled a sense of philanthropy into their two sons. Their support of Interfaith Housing Coalition is highlighted in this video.

   

 

 

Grantee Spotlight: The Rise School of Dallas--
CFT specializes in working with donors so that they can give anonymously. In this case, a CFT fund holder wanted to give to The Rise School because of the way they help special kids shine, but didn’t know how to best help the school. CFT worked with Rise to see how their gift could make an impact.

   

 

    

Donor Spotlight: The Quad W Foundation--Willie Tichenor passed away at age 19 of sarcoma, but today, his friends and family are fulfilling his wishes to find a cure. See how the Quad W Foundation works with CFT to fulfill Willie's legacy.

     

 

North Texas Giving Day--on Sept. 19, more than 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million were made in 17 hours to benefit 1,351 North Texas nonprofits.

     

 

Flashmob for North Texas Giving Day (Sept. 19, 2013) - performance by Booker T. Washington High School

     
  Generations of Generosity Video--To commemorate CFT's 60th anniversary, a historic event called Generations of Generosity featured the current and former Dallas mayors telling stories of how philanthropy moved Dallas from the 1950s to today.


North Texas Giving Day 2013

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In this video, a local nonprofit leader, our longest serving trustee and a donor family speak about what Communities Foundation of Texas means to them and how we serve them in reaching their charitable goals. We invite you to watch and learn more about us. Please contact Monica Egert Smith, Chief Relationship Officer, to get your philanthropy started.

The Communities Foundation of Texas logo you see in this video is a reflection of what we stand for and strive to achieve every day. Its color and motion capture the spirit and vitality of the foundation. The “star” formed by the different colored ribbons evokes our deep Texas roots and represents the diverse communities we serve. Overall, it subtly illustrates that for every dollar that flows through CFT, there are countless people and stories woven together across North Texas and beyond. Combined, they add up to something special.

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