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President/CEO Dave Scullin to retire in March 2023 after distinguished tenure at CFT

President/CEO Dave Scullin to retire in March 2023 after distinguished tenure at CFT


Join us in our congratulations and gratitude for his impactful leadership

CFT’s President and CEO, Dave Scullin, has announced plans to retire in March 2023, after a distinguished tenure at the helm of the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation.

Celebrating National Community Foundation Week 2022

Community Foundations: Here for good. Here to help you help others.


It's National Community Foundation Week! Learn more about the ways your local community foundations work to build a thriving community for all.

Heritage Auctions’ Sale of Philanthropist Mary Anne Sammons Cree’s Jewels Will Benefit Dallas Nonprofits through CFT

Proceeds from more than 125 items offered in Sept. 29 Fall Fine Jewelry auction will go to Communities Foundation of Texas


On Sept. 29, Heritage Auctions will offer more than 125 pieces from Mary Anne Sammons Cree's extraordinary jewelry collection as the centerpiece of the Fall Fine Jewelry Signature® Auction. Proceeds from the sale of Cree’s jewelry will benefit The Rosine Foundation Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, so named for Mary Anne’s mother, from whom she inherited her spirit of giving.
 

John Bergner celebrated as CFT’s 2022 Vester Hughes Award Recipient

John was honored on May 10 at CFT’s annual Professional Seminar in partnership with Southern Methodist University and at a private reception on May 9.


Communities Foundation of Texas celebrated John Bergner of Winsted PC as CFT’s 2022 Vester Hughes Award recipient on Monday, May 9.

How to Spot A Prime Charitable Remainder Trust Opportunity

When you have a client who could benefit from a CRT, Communities Foundation of Texas is ready to work with you!


A charitable remainder trust (“CRT”) is a “split interest” charitable planning tool that allows your client to transfer an asset (in this case, real estate) to an irrevocable trust, retain an income stream, and earmark what’s left (the “remainder”) to pass to a charity or charities of the client’s choice.

Investments Q&A with CFT's Carolyn A. Newham, J.D.


One of the topics we talk frequently about with fund holders and their professional advisors is our investment performance and investment portfolio options for our charitable funds. Learn more below about our recent investment performance success and how CFT manages our charitable assets.

Reflecting on 2020: A Year of Collaborative Impact

Through collaboration, partnership, and generosity, we've accomplished a lot together in one of our community's most challenging years.


As we begin the New Year, we've been reflecting on the power of "we" and all that we've accomplished, together, during one of our community's most challenging years. View a snapshot of what our donors, partners, and collaborators made possible in 2020!

Insights for Professional Advisors

Congress extends charitable giving incentives 


As your clients reboot after 2020, now is a great time to address their charitable giving plans for 2021! COVID-19 has proven to be a marathon, not a sprint. Nonprofit organizations continue to look to the generosity of donors for the foreseeable future to stay afloat and serve those in need of their programs. 

Communities Foundation of Texas funds 20 Scholarships for Black and African American Fundraisers

CFT awards grant to Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Dallas Chapter for professional membership fees


In July 2020, the Communities Foundation of Texas partnered with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Dallas Chapter to offer scholarships for 20 Black and African American fundraising professionals to be used for membership to AFP Greater Dallas.