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Enabling Employees Pays Off

Enabling Employees Pays Off

Armanino teammates work together to give back and trust CFT to manage their charitable funds

The team of independent accountants, advisors, and administrators at Armanino would rather spend their time working together to help others than vetting the many nonprofit organizations they support and managing the company’s charitable fund. That’s why Armanino  established a business-advised fund at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT). “CFT provides an outstanding opportunity to channel engagement in charitable giving, organizes activities and streamlines efforts for us,” said Harold Gaar, managing Travis Wolffpartner. “CFT is not just managing our funds, but also active participation of our employees.”

The staff of Armanino is very involved in CFT for Business, and the company was instrumental in making CFT's Freedom Day project a success as its employees worked with more than 400 other volunteers to give Sarah Zumwalt Middle School in South Dallas a makeover. “We don’t direct our employees; we enable them,” Gaar said. “Volunteering creates a sense of community and a sense of giving while working with other like-minded people. It extends charitable giving and extends business relationships, too.”  

A Passion for Caring

A Passion for Caring

PGA of America is in good company with CFT for Business


CFT has seen firsthand that companies that do good, do better. CFT for Business connects companies with resources and expertise to foster and grow cultures of good corporate citizenship.

Shields Legal Group Works for Higher

Shields Legal Group Works for Higher

by Kathy Hoke


When Shields Legal Group (SLG) began partnering with CFT, it was the start of a mutually beneficial relationship. CFT provided the structure that our law firm needed to start giving back to the community. As Jim Shields, SLG’s founder and CEO remarked, “Our 15 employees had the heartfelt desire to...

Engaging Employees for Good

Engaging Employees for Good

We're growing employee engagement and volunteer programs one business at a time.


“We value the tremendous expertise of the CFT for Business team in growing our program, sharing best practices and connecting us to opportunities we didn’t even know existed. In addition to providing custom volunteer projects, they helped us create an engaging volunteer fair and a nonprofit board leadership training program for employees...”

Where Giving Serves

Where Giving Serves

RHSB: CFT Business Fund Holder and Freedom Day Volunteers


“CFT is a valuable and strategic partner that helps RHSB make a meaningful impact and contribution to the community where we live, work and raise our families.” — Doug Jones, Senior Vice President and Principal at RHSB

Make the Most of Your Membership

Make the Most of Your Membership

Leverage all the benefits your Business Impact Network membership offers!


Over the years, the Business team has added features to our programs that only some of our members are using. We’re sharing this information with the hope that every Business Impact Network member will leverage all the benefits their membership offers!

Inspiring Giving From Generation to Generation

Inspiring Giving From Generation to Generation

The Fallen Family Fund at CFT supports Freedom Day


“It’s been the greatest gift,” said Nancy. “I feel like what granddad gave us was an opportunity – an opportunity to make a difference and to explore within ourselves something he had already figured out: lifting up the people around you is what matters most. He knew that the fund could bring good to others but also to us as we practiced generosity together.”