December 4, 2020
New program encourages businesses to make a commitment to North Texas
A new recognition program launched by CFT shines a spotlight on businesses doing good in our community with a goal to inspire companies of all sizes to commit to making North Texas one of the most business-engaged communities in the country.
Communities Foundation of Texas facilitates community involvement and philanthropy for companies of all sizes and provides expertise and resources to help businesses develop and amplify cultures of good corporate citizenship. Partnering with companies across North Texas, CFT for Business offers a wide range of philanthropic services to help start or grow a company’s giving and community engagement program. The new Be In Good Company program is an extension of this work.
“Businesses play a pervasive role in the vitality of our communities. It’s important that we acknowledge and promote the good work businesses are doing, while also seeking a commitment for companies to collectively support their surrounding community,” said Dave Scullin, president and CEO at Communities Foundation of Texas. “Be In Good Company is an opportunity to come together in acknowledging a goal to create thriving communities for all; something we all can agree on.”
Be In Good Company recognizes companies who make a commitment to the North Texas community across three Three Pillars of Excellence: Thriving Teams, Thriving Culture, and a Thriving Future. These pillars stem from the belief that supporting internal teams’ efforts, aligning company efforts with community needs, and investing in both will create a strong future for all. Participating companies must exhibit a commitment to at least one program or initiative in each of the three pillars to be awarded the “Be In Good Company” Seal of Approval which companies can display physically and digitally and stands as a symbol of good corporate citizenship in North Texas.
“Over the years, we have worked with more than 400 businesses in North Texas making it easy for them to do good – in a way that is also good for business,” said Sejal Desai, Director of CFT for Business. “We know that where businesses thrive, communities thrive too and vice-versa. We are thrilled to launch this new program to provide a road map for businesses to make a commitment and to elevate their good work, while empowering and equipping them to inspire other local businesses to join the movement.”
The benefits of the program include public recognition and promotion of the company's community work, access to curated virtual thought leadership content and programming, and networking with like-hearted businesses. One feature of the program is a Buy 1: Give 1 component, which is an opportunity for companies to sponsor participation for other companies that may meet the program criteria but lack the resources to participate.
"Businesses are a platform to solve social issues. Be In Good Company creates a structure, a bridge, to engage this powerful force for good. To lift ourselves up, we must lift up our community. We want to highlight the businesses of all sizes that are doing incredible things for our community, and we are committed to our membership reflecting our community, including women- and minority-owned businesses,” said Debra Brennan Tagg, President of Brennan Financial Services and a CFT Trustee.
“Axxess is proud to join as a founding company and to participate in the ‘Buy 1: Give 1’ aspect of the program. We’re excited about the ways this program will help inspire and guide our business community to be an even greater, and more collaborative, force for good.” said John Olajide, President and CEO, Axxess Technology Solutions, Inc.
“As part of Atmos Energy’s initiative of “Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities,” we are thrilled to be in league with CFT’s Be in the Good Company, said Jan Rugg, coordinating manager of public affairs at Atmos Energy Corporation.
The current companies of the program include:
Arcosa, Asava Consulting, Inc., Atmos Energy, Axxess Technology Solutions, Inc., B-TRNSFRMD, Badmus & Associates, Bank of Texas, BFS Advisory Group, Capital One, CONTI Organization, Cyber Group, DHD Films, EO Dallas, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Fibroid Institute Dallas, HCK2, HumCap, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Legacy Knight: Multi-Family Office, MarketWave, LLC, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Montgomery Capital Advisers, NectarOM, NETSCOUT, North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Pecan Grove Farms & Nursery, Risch Results, SFMG Wealth Advisors, Shields Legal Group, Shiftsmart, Stewart Law Group PLLC, Sunwest Communications, Texadia Systems, Texas Health Resources, Thompson & Knight, LLP, Thompson Reuters, TruePoint Communications, Weaver, and West Monroe Partners.
“Community service is one of our core values at Risch Results. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce our network to this new program from Communities Foundation of Texas. We truly hope other companies will consider joining us as a founding member of this initiative,” said Jolene Risch, president and founder of Risch Results.
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“Community-focused programs have always been good for business. From improving employee recruitment, retention, and satisfaction, to increasing brand awareness and customer loyalty, doing good in the community not only benefits our neighbors in need, it truly results in thriving businesses,” said Desai.
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