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Kaleidoscope Park Debuts Name, Announces Board of Directors

Kaleidoscope Park is currently under construction and is expected to open in late 2023


Kaleidoscope Park, previously referred to as Community Performance Park, is poised to become one of the most innovative, inclusive, and programmed public greenspaces in North Texas. Kaleidoscope Park is expected to open in late 2023.

Heritage Auctions’ Sale of Philanthropist Mary Anne Sammons Cree’s Jewels Will Benefit Dallas Nonprofits through CFT

Proceeds from more than 125 items offered in Sept. 29 Fall Fine Jewelry auction will go to Communities Foundation of Texas


On Sept. 29, Heritage Auctions will offer more than 125 pieces from Mary Anne Sammons Cree's extraordinary jewelry collection as the centerpiece of the Fall Fine Jewelry Signature® Auction. Proceeds from the sale of Cree’s jewelry will benefit The Rosine Foundation Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, so named for Mary Anne’s mother, from whom she inherited her spirit of giving.
 

Support for Uvalde

Learn more about supporting relief funds for victims, their families, and others affected by the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022


On May 24, 2022, nineteen children and two adults were murdered when an 18-year old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Other victims remain in critical condition. According to Texas Department of Public Safety, this is Texas’ deadliest school shooting. 

National Pet Month 2022


It's National Pet Month, and we're thrilled to highlight our latest human-animal connection grantees. In April of 2022, Communities Foundation of Texas awarded $418,500 to nonprofits working to better the lives of animals and North Texas residents alike!

John Bergner celebrated as CFT’s 2022 Vester Hughes Award Recipient

John was honored on May 10 at CFT’s annual Professional Seminar in partnership with Southern Methodist University and at a private reception on May 9.


Communities Foundation of Texas celebrated John Bergner of Winsted PC as CFT’s 2022 Vester Hughes Award recipient on Monday, May 9.

Communities Foundation of Texas celebrates National Volunteer Month, activating 2,300 volunteers to #DoTheGood in our community during April 2022

CFT for Business engaged over 400 volunteers from 39 member companies through curated volunteer opportunities


Communities Foundation of Texas engaged the community in service during National Volunteer Month 2022. The community-wide effort to #DoTheGood invited businesses, community leaders, nonprofits, individuals, and families to share their time and talent with organizations in need across North Texas.  

In total, 2,300 volunteers gave 11,000 volunteer hours to projects featured by CFT through VOMO.  

Communities Foundation of Texas to honor John Bergner with CFT’s 2022 Vester Hughes Award

John will be honored on May 10 at CFT’s annual Professional Seminar in partnership with Southern Methodist University and at a private reception on May 9.


Communities Foundation of Texas is thrilled to announce that John Bergner has been selected as CFT’s 2022 Vester Hughes Award honoree. CFT is also hosting its annual professional seminar in partnership with Southern Methodist University on the morning of Tuesday, May 10.

Educate Texas Welcomes Dr. Joe May as Chancellor in Residence

Educate Texas, an initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, announces the naming of Joe May, former Chancellor of Dallas College, to advance its 2025 Strategic Plan


CFT’s Educate Texas is honored to announce Dr. Joe May as Chancellor in Residence. In his role, Dr. May will forge new relationships with key stakeholders in higher education across the state and nation to enhance the programmatic portfolio of Educate Texas. He will also bring forward new initiatives centered on leadership development and policy innovation. 

March 2022 Tornadoes

Funds that have been established to support the efforts of first responders, as well as support for impacted communities with response and recovery


On March 21st, 2022, a strong line of storms that spun off high winds and tornadoes moved across Central and North Texas, causing severe damage across multiple communities and counties. The state of Texas has declared 16 counties as disasters, including Bastrop, Cass, Cooke, Grayson, Guadalupe, Houston, Jack, Madison, Marion, Montague, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Upshur, Williamson, and Wise counties. In addition to property damage to homes and schools in multiple communities, the storm has also caused multiple injuries and to date, at least one death that can be attributed to the storm.