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A Letter From Our President

January 2, 2018

Dave Scullin, President and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas

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“A constant theme throughout the following pages is the extent of collaboration across our region.”

It’s been an exciting season of growth at Communities Foundation of Texas.  As we deepen our focus on helping giving thrive across North Texas and beyond, we are honored to partner with you – the many local donors, nonprofits, community leaders and educators committed to creating positive change.  A number of our shared efforts are detailed in this expanded spring edition of  IMPACT, which I’d like to dedicate to Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler, beloved trustee, whose legacy will live forever in our hearts and across our city.

A constant theme in the stories featured in the next pages is the extent of collaboration across our region: from rallying together to raise funds for hurricane relief efforts to the latest results of our Working Families Success Network and our recent grantmaking. With you, we’re supporting racial equity work in Dallas and looking for ways to fund cancer research. Each of these efforts requires a different kind of collaboration.

As our region grows, so do community and business needs. We recently announced a $500,000 investment fund in Collin County to provide ongoing  support to nonprofits working to address the area’s challenges and opportunities. We also expanded our CFT for Business initiative to help companies grow their employee engagement and corporate philanthropy efforts.

This edition features a spotlight on legacy planning and what we have found to be the secret to happiness: giving. We hope these examples of local generosity will resonate with you and your own passions. I thank you wholeheartedly for your support and look forward to continuing to partner with you to make North Texas the best community it can be.

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