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.
Julie Thomas, Brent Christopher, Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, Michele Mathews
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
C.C. MIAO AND ROSALIND MIAO SCHOLARSHIP Awards Luncheon
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
CELEBRATION OF GIVING: Annual Report Live
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