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DHD Films: Giving — It's Better than Happy Hour

DHD Films: Giving — It's Better than Happy Hour

by Hussain Manjee

Service to our community and fellow citizens has always been a priority within our organization, so it was an easy decision to partner with CFT. The organization provides us the necessary tools and resources to continue strengthening our company culture of good corporate citizenship. We have been introduced to a host of organizations, executive leaders, civic activists and volunteers who all want to use their platforms to make a difference within the greater Dallas community. Our clients including Klemchuk LLP, Shields Legal Group and UT Dallas are members, and our involvement provides a unique opportunity to work alongside them for a great cause.

Since joining the Engagement Network, we have been active in a variety of their initiatives including Freedom Day, various Plug ‘N Plays and the Spirit of Entrepreneurship event. Along with providing human capital to serve at these events and financial capital to support the programs, we’ve also provided video production services for a number of these programs to help move CFT’s story forward. Participating in events like Freedom Day gives our team a chance to use their talents in fun, creative ways that help those in need. Ultimately, CFT has become invaluable to our business practices and ability to impact the North Texas Region, while also serving as an extension of our company’s beliefs, values and commitment to service.

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.”

A Year of Service

A Year of Service

by Michelle Grose


Throughout 2018, 1st Global continued to live out one of the company’s guiding principles: aspiring to servant leadership through community outreach and volunteerism. Supported by a now three-year partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas for Business, 1st Global has annually increased its social responsibility efforts in the Dallas community.

Partnering with local companies like NETSCOUT to help business philanthropy thrive

Partnering with local companies like NETSCOUT to help business philanthropy thrive

When NETSCOUT needed a partner to implement and launch their local charitable grant program, they turned to Communities Foundation of Texas.


This past fall, NETSCOUT established a charitable fund known as a business-advised fund with CFT. Next, CFT helped NETSCOUT engage their employees in learning how nonprofits are addressing important issues in the community and choosing focus areas for the company’s grant funds.

Freedom Day Bonds Businesses

Freedom Day Bonds Businesses

17th annual volunteer day honors 9/11 through joint service


Honoring the lives lost and forever changed on 9/11/01, CFT for Business presented its 17th annual Freedom Day, a community service event last September that was part of CFT’s North Texas Giving Day. In recognition of the courage and bravery of the men and women who fight for our freedom and those first responders who protect us, we dedicated this day of service to them by supporting local organizations that provide essential services to veterans, first responders and their families.

Istation Supports Educators and Empowers Kids

Istation Supports Educators and Empowers Kids

CFT4B Partner Spotlight


To live its tagline, “Supporting educators. Empowering kids. Changing lives.,” Istation celebrated its 20th anniversary last November through community service on its first annual “Day of Giving"...

Reflecting Your Team in Your Philanthropy

Reflecting Your Team in Your Philanthropy

Texas Health Resources Partners with CFT4B to Find Projects That Represent Its Employees


“We want our employees to see themselves in our community service projects,” was the vision that Felicia Williams, program director of Community Affairs at Texas Health Resources shared with CFT4B’s Sejal Desai.