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MASS CARE TASKFORCE Preparedness Drill

On October 20, 2011, DFW leaders launched a surprise disaster drill to test the capacity of our premier disaster relief agencies—American Red Cross, North Texas Food Bank, The Salvation Army and Volunteer Center of North Texas. The W. W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation committed a $5 million challenge grant, funding the first-in-the-nation collaboration to create a joint disaster relief plan for North Texas. In the disaster scenario, wildfires swept across the area and actors played disaster victims needing food and shelter.

"Survivor" Debrief

Julie Thomas, Brent Christopher, Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, Michele Mathews

Chairman's Dinner 

In June 2011, Ruth Altshuler was honored at the annual trustee dinner for her 30 years of volunteer service at CFT. Current and former trustees gathered to toast Ruth and surprise her with a performance by the Salvation Army band and her favorite dessert: S&D Oyster Company’s famous lemon meringue pie.

Jim Bass, Gifford Touchstone, Charles Wyly, Louis Beecherl

John and Ellen McStay, Jan and Fred Hegi 

Brent Christopher, Linda and Bill Custard 

CFT trustees and spouses give Ruth Altshyler a standing ovation in honor of her 30 years of service.

EFNT'S Freedom Day 

Entrepreneurs For North Texas hosted its 10th Annual Freedom Day, a service event that honors lives lost on September 11, 2001. In true Freedom Day fashion, the commemorative day aimed to turn tragedy into triumph by recognizing the past while shedding light on the hope for the future through community service. EFNT made it easy for companies to do good by bringing together more than 500 corporate citizens from its network of member companies that dedicated 4,000+ hours of community service to the South Fair Park neighborhood of Dallas. 

The Johnson Family poses with Hail Merry employees

Bernstein Global Wealth Management: John Baumgarten, Nathan Chapman, Chris Gilman, Shannon Miller

Optimal Solutions: Gurvendra Suri

W.W. CARUTH, JR. CENTER FOR SAFE HEALING opens at Texas Health Dallas

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Caruth Center For Safe Healing occurred on September 20 at Texas Health Dallas. The W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation granted $2.5 million in support of Texas Health Resources and Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center for the comprehensive treatment of sexual assault victims in Dallas County.

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Team

Loren Larkin, Steve Hanson, Cole Edmonson, Jay McAuley, J. Cook


The Miaos support college education for Dallas area students of Chinese ethnic heritage from China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

2011 Scholarship Recipients with CFT’s Melissa Hardage and Susan Swan Smith


The evening was a lively celebration that brought together CFT’s incredible donors to honor them for their generosity. The foundation made more than 3,000 charitable grants over the past year. At the event, CFT highlighted a few of the programs that were featured in its annual report, including the American Heart Association, Life Shines Bright/Methodist Health System, Entrepreneurs For North Texas, Educate Texas and Japan-America Society.

Fred and Jan Hegi, Harvey and Rila Ladd

Katherine Perot Reeves and Eric Reeves

Misha Sturns, Pam Gerber, Corey Lawrence, Gail Warrior

Jack and Meredith Woodworth

Brent Christopher and Bobby Lyle

Jeanne Cox and Susan Ragland

PRESS CONFERENCE on Assets and Opportunities in North Texas

CFT announced the results of a study on asset poverty in Dallas at a press conference on February 16, 2012. Mayor Mike Rawlings spoke at the event, and the panel was moderated by Alfreda Norman, vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The panel discussion featured Citi’s Debbie Taylor, YW’s Jennifer Ware, United Way’s Susan Hoff and the Thomson Family Foundation’s Megan McTiernan.

Sarah Cotton Nelson, CFT chief philanthropy officer

Attendees asking questions of the panelists

Mayor Mike Rawlings

News cameras covering the press conference

Setting an Example:  Generational Hands-on Service from the Scripps Family

Setting an Example: Generational Hands-on Service from the Scripps Family

 Intentional Giving: The Power of Giving Back

Intentional Giving: The Power of Giving Back

Making Tomorrow Better: CFT Launches Community Impact Grantmaking in 2012

Making Tomorrow Better: CFT Launches Community Impact Grantmaking in 2012

Educate Texas: THSP's New Name Represents Growing Organization

Educate Texas: THSP's New Name Represents Growing Organization

Corporate Profile: ITKO

Corporate Profile: ITKO

Her Dream Lives On

Her Dream Lives On

Pearl Anderson’s Fund from 1955 still supports the community today