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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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  • CFT For Business

    06.26.2019| 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    CFT for Business June Volunteer Service Event: Project Transformation North Texas

    CFT for Business member companies and employees: Join us on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – 9:15 am – 12:15 pm to volunteer for Project Transformation North Texas at Grace United Methodist Church. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the life of children who love reading!

  • CFT For Business

    06.26.2019| 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    CFT4B June Volunteer Service Event: Project Transformation North Texas

    CFT for Business member companies and employees: Join us on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – 9:15 am – 12:15 pm to volunteer with Project Transformation North Texas at Grace United Methodist Church. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the life of children who love reading!

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    06.26.2019| 3:30 pm

    July 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: June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 30 and November 27.

  • CFT For Business

    07.19.2019| 9 am - 12 pm

    CFT for Business July Volunteer Service Event: Dallas Animal Services

    CFT for Business member companies and employees: Join us to volunteer with Dallas Animal Services, the fourth largest dog and cat intake shelter in the country, taking in more than 35,000 pets annually). Volunteers will make enrichment toys for dogs and cats, participate in beautification projects, and provide treats to the animals. 

  • CFT For Business

    07.19.2019| 9 am - 12 pm

    CFT4B July Volunteer Service Event: Dallas Animal Services

    CFT for Business member companies and employees: Join us to volunteer with Dallas Animal Services, the fourth largest dog and cat intake shelter in the country, taking in more than 35,000 pets annually). Volunteers will make enrichment toys for dogs and cats, participate in beautification projects, and provide treats to the animals. 

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    07.24.2019| 3:30 pm

    July 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: July 24, August 28, September 25, October 30 and November 27.

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    08.28.2019| 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: August 28, September 25, October 30 and November 27.

  • Nonprofits

    08.29.2019| 5 pm

    Fall Grant Application Deadline for Nonprofits

    As part of CFT's fall letter of inquiry (LOI) process, grant funding is available to local nonprofits in in the areas of: community services (social services, veterans, youth), environment, health, and racial equity. There is also a special grant opportunity for organizations who plan to recognize the centennial of the 19th Amendment through events and programs. Applications are now open and are due by 5pm on August 29.

  • Community|Nonprofits|Advisors|Fund Holders|Educate Texas|CFT For Business

    09.19.2019|

    CFT's 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day

    Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day is the nation's largest 18-hour online community-wide giving event designed to empower every person to give back by supporting any and all of the 2,700 local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. During North Texas Giving Day, everyone has the opportunity to be a philanthropist to build a stronger and more vibrant community. Save the date to get up and give!

  • Community|Nonprofits|Advisors|Fund Holders|Educate Texas|CFT For Business

    09.19.2019|

    CFT's 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day

    Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day is the nation's largest 18-hour online community-wide giving event designed to empower every person to give back by supporting any and all of the 2,700 local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. During North Texas Giving Day, everyone has the opportunity to be a philanthropist to build a stronger and more vibrant community. Save the date to get up and give!

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    09.25.2019| 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: September 25, October 30 and November 27.

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    10.30.2019| 3:30 pm

    October 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: October 30 and November 27.