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The Spark That Inspires


On June 26–27, with the theme “The spark that inspires,” Arlington Convention Center was transformed into a hub of learning for more than 650 school leaders representing more than 300 schools...

Putting STEM to Work


2.5 million jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) credentials are predicted to go unfilled this year alone.

Awards and accolades for CFT Leaders


Communities Foundation of Texas leaders in the news. Celebrating Wende Burton, Sarah Cotton Nelson, Sejal Desai, Beverly Garner, and Carol Pierce Goglia. 

Educate Texas Supports STEM for All


“STEM for All” is the new motto being celebrated in Richardson ISD. In May 2018, the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation announced a $4.6 million grant to Educate Texas ...

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.

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.