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10 Reasons to Consider a Donor-Advised Fund at CFT


Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing giving method in the nation because they provide ease and flexibility and are more affordable, tax-wise alternatives to managing a private foundation. You can establish a donor-advised fund at CFT with a gift of $10,000 to $100 million or more. Here are our top 10 reasons to consider opening a donor-advised fund at CFT...
 

Leading Through Legacy: CFT's Live Oak Society

Everyone can leave a legacy. What will yours be?


In the past 66 years, hundreds of forward-thinking individuals, couples and families have partnered with CFT to make a commitment to further their passions and better our community beyond their lifetimes. These generous donors have named Communities Foundation of Texas as the beneficiary of a planned or deferred gift through their wills or estate plans and are recognized as part of CFT’s legacy society, the Live Oak Society. Planned gifts to any fund at CFT qualify for Live Oak Society membership and demonstrate the highest level of trust in Communities Foundation of Texas...
 

CFT's Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Cohort Graduates, Awards $50,000

$50,000 grant will further education equity through nonprofit Per Scholas


CFT and our inaugural cohort of young philanthropists, “Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy” (ELP), are thrilled to announce a $50,000 grant award to Per Scholas to further equity in education. 75 emerging leaders graduated from the inaugural cohort in June 2019.

Kathy Muldoon, CFP® receives CFT's 2019 Vester Hughes Award

Honored for Dedicated and Outstanding Service to Our Community


Kathy Muldoon, CFP®, Senior Vice President at Carter Financial Management was the recipient of CFT’s 2019 Vester Hughes Award. The award recognizes Kathy as an outstanding professional advisor for her contributions to CFT’s mission of growing philanthropy in the region; for her devotion to assisting clients with charitable giving; her deep personal commitment to charitable causes; and her thoughtful mentorship of fellow advisors in the field of philanthropy. 
 

A Letter From Our President

"Arguably, the most important factor to our collective success is diversity."


Each day, we of the staff and board of Communities Foundation of Texas have the privilege of carrying out our mission to build a thriving community for all in North Texas and beyond. We’ve had an extraordinary year with much to be proud of. Even as we celebrated our 65th year with the opening of an additional office location in Collin County, and the launch of our new legacy society, the Live Oak Society, we recognize that our work has only just begun...
 

CFT Opens New Office In Collin County

Opening event celebrates first two grantees from Fund for Collin County


In February, donors, business leaders and community members joined CFT for the grand opening celebration of our Collin County office location at HALL Park in Frisco. Attendees learned more about the generous donors to CFT’s Fund for Collin County, which has now met its initial $1 million fundraising goal. The first grants from the fund were announced and will support the work of CASA of Collin County and ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship...

Simplifying Complex Giving


Did you know that Communities Foundation of Texas can accept a wide range of gifts, even real estate, art and antiques?

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.