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North Texas Giving Day Proclamation

September 23, 2021

, Communities Foundation of Texas’ (CFT) annual North Texas Giving Day is the nation’s largest community-wide online giving event that empowers people locally and around the world to come together and raise critical funds for the nonprofits who make North Texas strong; and

WHEREAS, Communities Foundation of Texas’ 13th annual North Texas Giving Day will take place on September 23, 2021; Since its inception in 2009, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $375 million into the local community, benefitting more than 3,000 local nonprofit agencies; In 2020, the 18-hour event raised a record-breaking $58.8 million, in addition to more than $20 million raised in the same year for Covid-19 relief efforts; and

WHEREAS, Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways the Communities Foundation of Texas serves as a hub for philanthropy; As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with individuals, families, and companies to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic initiatives; and

WHEREAS, On September 23, 2021, donations can be made from 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 3,200 certified local nonprofits in the 20 county region around DFW listed on; And, from September 1-22, early donations can be made on the website in advance of Giving Day; I would like to thank CFT for powering this incredible day, and I encourage all Dallas residents to take part in this special event and support our local nonprofits by giving to them on North Texas Giving Day.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ERIC JOHNSON, Mayor of the City of Dallas, and on behalf of the Dallas City Council, do hereby proclaim Thursday, September 23, 2021 as


in Dallas, Texas.