Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation Fund Educates Underserved Youth
NEIMAN MARCUS HAS ANNOUNCED it is donating more than $270,000 to support youth arts education from its Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas. The money raised through sales of its Love to Give Collection supports local nonprofits in the 41 respective Neiman Marcus markets. Dallas-Fort Worth organizations receiving support from local stores are: Plano Children’s Theatre from the Willow Bend store, Trinity River Mission, the NorthPark store, Nasher Sculpture Center, the Downtown Dallas store, and The Cliburn, the Fort Worth store.
The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation Fund at CFT provides grants to nonprofit organizations that train burgeoning young visual and performing artists, and is an example of one of the many ways businesses like Neiman Marcus work with CFT to give back. The money was raised from a portion of sales in November and December 2015 from the Neiman Marcus Love To Give Collection of epicure, beauty, jewelry and home decor items.
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“Neiman Marcus has a rich history of investing in the community and arts education, because we believe art changes lives,” said Karen Katz, president and CEO of the Neiman Marcus Group. “Working with CFT makes it easy for us to target our social investments toward organizations that provide the type of enriching arts education that truly makes a difference in the lives of children and young adults.”
CFT’s business-advised funds offer a unique service to companies, supporting the business’s goals with a full spectrum of services, including grantmaking, due diligence, site visits and community updates. “Working with CFT is a great way for us to streamline our grants processing and know that we’re selecting the right nonprofits,” says Ginger Reeder, VP of corporate communications at Neiman Marcus. “For eight years, CFT has enhanced the experience and impact of our corporate giving, and we are eager to see the impact we will make in the years to come.”