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IMPACT Magazine

May 1, 2020

Bright spots amidst challenges

We began the year with a proud moment, celebrating a momentous milestone — $2 billion in cumulative charitable grantmaking since CFT’s inception in 1953. Now, the unparalleled crisis of COVID-19 has changed our world dramatically in the course of a few weeks. The effects are pervasive, complex, and likely long-lasting. Despite the paradox of personal physical distance, our spirit of community is evident. Our remarkable community of North Texans has come together with stunning speed, empathy, and generosity to help each other. This is who we are.

Despite our community challenges, there are many bright spots. I am thankful for our CFT staff and board for displaying the resilience, creativity, and innovative problem-solving needed to keep our critical work moving forward. Philanthropic partners of all sizes have joined together with us to ease the burden on nonprofits through North Texas Cares. As another first, the Dallas Cowboys and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas are collaborating with us on an emergency day of giving on May 5 — North Texas Giving Tuesday Now. We’ve created the North Texas Community Response Fund so anyone can contribute to relief and recovery efforts. And we’re simply energized by our partnerships with Get Shift Done and Dallas County on their new relief funds, which are already making a tremendous impact.

Joining together is what makes us stronger. It’s never been more critical to acknowledge the leadership, collaborative impact, and vast network of connected North Texans who are demonstrating the power of togetherness. You’ll find this evidenced in the stories of
bright spots in the Spring 2020 IMPACT Newsletter.
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