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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.” 

Kevin Sharpe said celebrating its milestone with a day of service represents Istation because “community building is part of everything we do, and partnering with CFT4B was an easy decision.”

Istation’s Rita Blanco and Molly Bryan met with CFT for Business (CFT4B) Director Sejal Desai to brainstorm their vision and design a meaningful experience for all employees. “CFT4B was a tremendous resource to help Istation define the project parameters, identify strategic nonprofit partners, develop volunteer projects and offer their VolunteerMatch platform,” said Rita. “CFT4B’s model enabled Istation employees to focus on their day jobs while CFT4B worked on the details for the anniversary celebration.”

CFT4B organized the day so that employees from every department could join together to serve five nonprofit organizations and build a deeper connection to the community and to each other. Istation is incorporating service days into its future plans, and “Day of Giving” has transformed into an annual company-wide celebration!

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Inspiring Giving From Generation to Generation

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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"...