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Dave ScullinTIME FLIES when you’re having fun, and it’s hard to believe I’m almost at my six-month mark. As I’ve been getting deeper into our mission and what we do, I’m continually struck by how meaningful and important our work is across the spectrum of our community. And each day I feel the passion of each of you as our CFT champions: trustees and employees, donors, fund holders, nonprofit leaders, educators and civic leaders. We are all coming together for the ultimate goal of making a big difference in North Texas where we are most needed.

This newsletter is packed full of stories that highlight how special it is when we all work together. From corporate volunteering to gifting a family heirloom, the best outcomes come from a shared vision of a better tomorrow. CFT’s recent grant to support a significant initiative to address the loose dog crisis in southern Dallas is just one of the many examples of how we’ve worked closely with peer funders, the City, and our neighbors to make a sustained and meaningful difference, in our community. Yet the challenge remains, and our community needs much more going forward to truly thrive. I have a lot of ideas for CFT and how we can better work with all of you to make a greater difference and look forward to exploring and implementing these with your support over the coming months.

I feel fortunate and humbled to be leading CFT and deeply appreciate your warm support. Working together, we have the unique opportunity to influence a very bright future for the North Texas community. It will be anything but easy, yet I am optimistic, energized and particularly proud to engage in our collective effort.


Dave Scullin

President and CEO

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  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    04.22.2020| 3:30 pm

    April Coffee and Tea with CFT4B

    Are you are a company, nonprofit or curious professional who wants to make a difference? Come learn more about the benefits of our CFT for Business (CFT4B) network! Join us for our monthly coffee and tea series with CFT's Sejal Desai and Kymberlaine Banks on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm: February 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, and October 28.

  • Community|Nonprofits

    04.28.2020 - 04.28.2020| 11am - 12:30pm

    Radiant Luncheon 2020

    This is a community event hosted by INSPIRE School Programs. CFT is a co-funder of the 19th Amendment Centennial Fund, working to create conversations and advance gender equity by supporting a number of community-centered events in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
     

  • Advisors

    05.12.2020| Welcome 8am | Program 8:15am – 10:30am

    CFT/SMU 2020 Professional Seminar: Washington Update & Planning Considerations for a New Decade

    WE ARE GOING VIRTUAL!

    The morning will kick off with noted speaker Jeff Bush for a one-hour presentation of The Washington Update, covering timely insights of Washington D.C. legislative and fiscal topics.

    Following Jeff's presentation, he'll be joined by Marvin Blum, The Blum Firm, P.C.; Pamela Lucina, Northern Trust; and Jonathan March, Armanino for an engaging one-hour panel discussion for expert insights on how to navigate tax, estate and charitable planning concerns for clients in this important election year.

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    05.27.2020| 3:30 pm

    May Coffee and Tea with CFT4B

    Are you are a company, nonprofit or curious professional who wants to make a difference? Come learn more about the benefits of our CFT for Business (CFT4B) network! Join us for our monthly coffee and tea series with CFT's Sejal Desai and Kymberlaine Banks on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm: February 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, and October 28.

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    06.24.2020| 3:30 pm

    June Coffee and Tea with CFT4B

    Are you are a company, nonprofit or curious professional who wants to make a difference? Come learn more about the benefits of our CFT for Business (CFT4B) network! Join us for our monthly coffee and tea series with CFT's Sejal Desai and Kymberlaine Banks on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm: February 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, and October 28.

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    08.26.2020| 3:30 pm

    August Coffee and Tea with CFT4B

    Are you are a company, nonprofit or curious professional who wants to make a difference? Come learn more about the benefits of our CFT for Business (CFT4B) network! Join us for our monthly coffee and tea series with CFT's Sejal Desai and Kymberlaine Banks on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm: February 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, and October 28.

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    09.23.2020| 3:30 pm

    September Coffee and Tea with CFT4B

    Are you are a company, nonprofit or curious professional who wants to make a difference? Come learn more about the benefits of our CFT for Business (CFT4B) network! Join us for our monthly coffee and tea series with CFT's Sejal Desai and Kymberlaine Banks on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm: February 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, and October 28.