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Largest community day of giving just got larger with Dirk & Jessica Nowitzki as Honorary Chairs for 11th annual North Texas Giving Day!

Nonprofit registration is now open with kickoff events taking place throughout North Texas


Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th annual North Texas Giving Day is officially underway with nonprofit kickoff events taking place through June 4. After a banner 10th anniversary year, North Texas Giving Day is back to outdo itself once again. To a sold-out kickoff in Dallas this morning, event organizers at Communities Foundation of Texas announced that Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki will serve as honorary chairs...

Professional Seminar 2019

"Staying Atop Shifting Sands: Keeping Nimble Amidst Changing Tax Laws" by Samuel A. Donaldson


Speaker Professor Samuel A. Donaldson brought humor and planning wisdom to the 3-hour continuing education program Staying Atop Shifting Sands: Keeping Nimble Amidst Changing Tax Laws...

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. 
 

Scoring a Touchdown for Teachers with Best in Class


Teachers are the No. 1 in-school factor that influences student achievement – yet attracting and retaining the best educators remains challenging. Best in Class, an Educate Texas initiative powered by Communities Foundation of Texas and Commit, is committed to ensuring North Texas students get access to the very best teachers and school leaders.
 

$6.3 Million in Grants Awarded by CFT's W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund to Drive Social Innovation

First Set of 2019 Caruth Grants to Benefit Education, Public Safety and Health


15 nonprofits have been awarded a total of $6.3 million in grants from CFT’s W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund.  CFT is the custodian of the Caruth Fund, the foundation’s largest endowment donated by William Walter Caruth, Jr. to advance innovative and evidence-based solutions to significant community challenges in the areas of education, public safety, health, and medical and scientific research...

Michelle Obama and Educate Texas Inspire Students to "Reach Higher"


When Michelle Obama's Foundation reached out to Shareea Woods, director of Educate Texas’ newly refreshed Texas College Access Network (TxCAN), offering 100 free tickets to disadvantaged Dallasarea high school students to attend her sold-out Becoming book tour event on December 17 in Dallas, Shareea “jumped at the chance.”
 

CFT Welcomes New Trustees

New Members on the CFT Board Bring Perspective and Expertise


CFT Welcomes Matrice Ellis-Kirk, civic and business leader; Gunjan Jain, business and financial leader; Debra Brennan Tagg, CFP®, financial planner and community leader.

CFT Salutes 10-Year Trustee Carlos Gonzalez Peña...
 

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...