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RHSB's Corporate Culture of Giving

RHSB's Corporate Culture of Giving

by Laura Harshbarger

It has been a wonderful experience partnering with CFT from an Engagement Captain perspective. Roach Howard Smith & Barton has a corporate culture of giving back to our community.

CFT has made it even easier for a company of our size, with approximately 60 employees, to be good corporate citizens and continue our history of helping our community. CFT allows us many more opportunities throughout the year to become involved in donating or volunteering than we could plan and organize on our own.

The team building of employees from different departments within our organization working alongside each other at volunteer events is invaluable. Another advantage is working alongside other member companies and the networking that this allows. CFT has helped us to increase our cash donations, in-kind donations and volunteer hours since becoming a member company. CFT truly does make it easy to be good corporate citizens.

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.

1st Global Remembers 9/11 through Freedom Day

1st Global Remembers 9/11 through Freedom Day


In September, 1st Global volunteers participated in community service projects for Freedom Day 2018 through Communities Foundation of Texas for Business (CFT4B).

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...

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 ...

Bioworld Partners with CFT for Business

Bioworld Partners with CFT for Business

Bioworld has partnered with CFT4B to increase employee engagement through volunteerism and charitable giving since 2015


With more than 350 employees in the U.S., Bioworld has partnered with CFT for Business (CFT4B) to increase employee engagement through volunteerism and charitable giving since 2015. “We have a charitable giving budget as a company, and partnering with CFT for Business helps us focus those dollars and really make a difference,” said Bioworld employee Dawn Hicks.

Hazel's Hot Shot Leans on CFT for Community Outreach

Hazel's Hot Shot Leans on CFT for Community Outreach

by Kimberly D. A. Dean


Hazel’s Hot Shot has had a wonderful experience working with CFT! Rather than hiring someone to organize volunteer events within our company, we have leveraged CFT to help structure our outreach. Through their efforts, this program has improved our company culture, improved teamwork in the office and...

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.

RHSB's Corporate Culture of Giving

RHSB's Corporate Culture of Giving

by Laura Harshbarger


It has been a wonderful experience partnering with CFT from an Engagement Captain perspective. Roach Howard Smith & Barton has a corporate culture of giving back to our community. CFT has made it even easier for a company of our size with approximately 60 employees to be good corporate citizens...

1st Global Partners with The Family Place to Prepare Students for School

1st Global Partners with The Family Place to Prepare Students for School

This school year, 150 North Texas students will have the critical tools they need to be successful in their quest for knowledge thanks to the generosity and efforts of 1st Global employees, affiliated firms and product sponsors in partnership with The Family Place.


SFMG Wealth Advisors Meets Like-Minded Companies

SFMG Wealth Advisors Meets Like-Minded Companies

by Melissa Hawkins


Partnering with CFT has had numerous benefits to our firm. Our team greatly appreciates the planning and organization of each event making it easy to give back and be involved. We now have the ability to meet like-minded companies in a fun and relaxed environment which leads to...

Insite Interactive Endorses the Value Equation

Insite Interactive Endorses the Value Equation

by Adrienne Palmer


Engagement in the CFT community has been a source of great value to me personally, to my company (Insite), and to the Insite team members. In our many years of membership, it has provided my team with a means to give back to the community and do philanthropic activities...