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Be Savvy With Bunching Donations and Income-Based Charitable Bequests


Chris Hoyt, professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, addressed the strategies and solutions for retirement asset planning for first and second marriages, income tax savings with charitable bequests and the cost-benefit choices for philanthropists. 

The Secret to Happiness?

If you ask us, it's just one word


Research has shown that giving triggers the release of serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins in the brain, which are proven to boost levels of happiness. But more than that, people who are generous have lower blood pressure, lower levels of stress and longer life expectancies.

CFT Welcomes New Trustees

Four New Faces on the CFT Board Bring Energy and Experience


Michael Dardick, José (Pepe) Guevara, Tom Montgomery, Connie O'Neill...

A Letter From Our President

Dave Scullin, President and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas


It’s been an exciting season of growth at Communities Foundation of Texas.  As we deepen our focus on helping giving thrive across North Texas and beyond, we are honored to partner with you – the many local donors, nonprofits, community leaders and educators committed to creating positive change...

Remembering Ruth

In memoriam: Charitable legacies that live on


Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler served as a CFT trustee for more than 35 years and was CFT’s first female board chair. We recently honored Ruth’s legacy at our annual Chairman’s Dinner. 

Beyond the Helper’s High


We all know that giving back feels good, but did you know that it’s actually good for you?

Dallas Dinner Table


On January 16th I was one of about 600 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who were intentionally talking about race relations in Dallas around a stranger’s dinner table.

Educate Texas’ Singapore trip


Educate Texas, through a privately funded grant, recently hosted a delegation of Texas leaders on a learning tour to Singapore, which is regarded as one of the best educational systems in the world. 

Why I Serve


When talking about volunteering, especially corporate volunteering, the "what" or "how" is easy to show in the form of stats and success stories.