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Strengthening Collin County through Leadership

November, 11 2019

Collin County Community Leadership Council

CFT recently created a Collin County Community Leadership Council, a group of community leaders who will learn about CFT's services and programs; bring community issues, needs and trends to CFT for discussion; and offer advice and counsel to CFT regarding its strategies for strengthening philanthropy in the region. Council members will not serve in a fiduciary capacity but will be asked to share their perspectives and knowledge of the community in order to help shape CFT's future work in Collin County.
 

Strategic Priorities of the Council:

  1. Build the Fund for Collin County to support community grantmaking
  2. Support community engagement with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits through CFT's programs, services and convening capabilities
  3. Elevate awareness and focus on community needs
  4. Build the strength of nonprofits 
  5. Build a thriving community for all in Collin County

Collin County Leadership Council Members include:

Michael Dardick - Chair                 Raj Menon
Jeff Balcombe                                 Tom Montgomery
Scott Boxer                                     Tracy Rinehart
David Brooks                                  Jan Rugg
Nicole Bursey                                 Monica Shortino
Chuck Eickenberg                          Al Smith
Josh Floren                                     Mark Speese
Tracy LaRosiliere                            Poorvesh Thakkar
Mike Lawson                                   LaMonte Thomas
 
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U.S. Community Foundations Mobilize More Than $282M to Support Those Impacted by COVID-19


U.S. community foundations, including CFT, are moving decisively to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis - mobilizing more than $282 million during the past two weeks alone. These funds will provide critical support to those who are facing challenges such as lost income, housing and food instability.

We Care. North Texas Cares.

Funders are working collaboratively to collect emergency funding requests


North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies who support individuals and families with access to food and/or healthcare; supplementing lost wages and/or housing costs or serving vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or those experiencing homelessness; as well as supporting academic learning and distance learning for low-income, low-access students while schools are closed.

Ways to Help: Responding to COVID-19

Nonprofits need our support


We're inspired by our community's growing response to support local nonprofits and individuals deeply impacted by COVID-19. Our team of experts has been in communication with area nonprofits and wanted to share some of the most urgent community needs. Please give what you can, however you can!