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Casey McManemin keeps his grandfather's legacy alive

Casey McManemin keeps his grandfather's legacy alive

Casey & Megan McManemin bring Mack's Barber Shop to The Bridge

He graduated from barber college in Arkansas, moved to Dallas in 1920 and established a barbershop to support his family. Mack lived a simple life, and he was well respected by his family and community.

During World War II, his son Bill inscribed “Mack” on the F6F Hellcat he flew in the South Pacific. Bill was known to tell his fellow sailors that they could stop at his parent’s house for a cup of coffee and piece of chess pie.

Two generations later, Casey is honoring his grandfather by reviving a barber shop and hair salon at The Bridge. We worked with Casey and his wife Megan to structure a grant from their donor-advised fund to build and operate Mack’s at The Bridge so that veterans and other persons experiencing homelessness have a place to spruce up before job interviews. Casey is certain that his grandfather would approve.

Setting an Example

Setting an Example

Generational Hands-on Service from the Scripps Family


“I ENJOY BEING VERY HANDS-ON,” says Debbie Scripps. “At Children’s Medical Center, I’ve loved doing a range of things from working in the gift shop to decorating the hospital to spending time with the kids.”Debbie and Ric Scripps, CFT fund holders, understand the value of giving back to their community. As their children have grown into adults, Ric and Debbie have seen them embrace their philanthropic side as well.

Tomorrow our future will be brighter

Tomorrow our future will be brighter

Help and hope for expecting mothers


Thanks to the passion of donors like the Nicol family, this little girl was born a happy and healthy baby. The Life Shines Bright Pregnancy Program, an initiative of the Methodist Health System, provides resources for at-risk expectant mothers to help reduce the risk of preterm birth.

Her Dream Lives On

Her Dream Lives On

Pearl Anderson’s Fund from 1955 still supports the community today


When CFT began 60 years ago in 1953, it was known as the Dallas Community Chest Trust Fund. The first major gift to the Dallas Community Chest Trust Fund was in 1955 from Pearl C. Anderson. She was an African- American grocer and widow of a local physician. Her gift was a future interest to the trust in a prime piece of land in downtown Dallas valued at $325,000.