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Announcing new funding for Collin County

October 24, 2018

While we cannot predict the future, we can prepare for it. Communities Foundation of Texas announced in late October a $500,000 commitment of seed funding to create a dedicated, long-term resource to support needs across Collin County. We are excited to share with you that the Collin County Impact Fund continues to build momentum and support from the community with additional contributions. 

We gratefully acknowledge the leadership and support of the generous contributors who have joined us in this important investment in Collin County.

Initial funders include:

  • Michael J. Adamczyk
  • Hong and Jim Bass
  • Deborah and Scott Boxer
  • Capital One
  • Diane and Dick Evans
  • Sarah Beeks Higdon
  • Maus Family Charitable Fund
  • Carolyn and Denton Newham
  • Tracy and Brian Rinehart
  • Susan and Dave Scullin
  • Florence and Howard Shapiro
  • Cathy and Scott Sweet

The Collin County Impact Fund was established to provide support for nonprofit organizations addressing the most pressing needs and promising opportunities for Collin County residents. To be considered, an organization must be a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity in good standing with the IRS with at least 75 percent of program participants being Collin County residents.

In addition to the growing list of contributors to the Collin County Impact Fund, we thank our business partners in the community who have helped us launch this exciting new initiative: U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Plano Chamber of Commerce and Capital One.

We hope you’ll plan to join us for our June 19 Cause-Minded Conversation focused on STEM Education and Workforce Development in partnership with Toyota USA Foundation at the Toyota North America headquarters in Plano.

Please join us to invest in Collin County. For more information, visit or contact Sarah Higdon at or 214-750-4247.

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