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Dave ScullinTIME FLIES when you’re having fun, and it’s hard to believe I’m almost at my six-month mark. As I’ve been getting deeper into our mission and what we do, I’m continually struck by how meaningful and important our work is across the spectrum of our community. And each day I feel the passion of each of you as our CFT champions: trustees and employees, donors, fund holders, nonprofit leaders, educators and civic leaders. We are all coming together for the ultimate goal of making a big difference in North Texas where we are most needed.

This newsletter is packed full of stories that highlight how special it is when we all work together. From corporate volunteering to gifting a family heirloom, the best outcomes come from a shared vision of a better tomorrow. CFT’s recent grant to support a significant initiative to address the loose dog crisis in southern Dallas is just one of the many examples of how we’ve worked closely with peer funders, the City, and our neighbors to make a sustained and meaningful difference, in our community. Yet the challenge remains, and our community needs much more going forward to truly thrive. I have a lot of ideas for CFT and how we can better work with all of you to make a greater difference and look forward to exploring and implementing these with your support over the coming months.

I feel fortunate and humbled to be leading CFT and deeply appreciate your warm support. Working together, we have the unique opportunity to influence a very bright future for the North Texas community. It will be anything but easy, yet I am optimistic, energized and particularly proud to engage in our collective effort.


Dave Scullin

President and CEO

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  • CFT For Business

    01.21.2019| 5:30am - 9am

    Volunteer Service Event: Housing and Human Services

    Volunteers will serve breakfast on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Union Gospel Mission from 5:30am - 9am. 

  • CFT For Business

    01.21.2019| 10:45am - 1pm

    Volunteer Service Event: Housing and Human Services

    Volunteers will serve lunch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Dallas Life from 10:45am - 1pm.

  • CFT For Business

    02.01.2019 - 02.13.2019|

    The Senior Source - Host a Valentine's Card Party/Supply Drive

    Sign up to host a Valentine’s Day card-writing party or supply drive at your office. 

  • Community|Advisors|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    02.12.2019| 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    CFT's Collin County Office Grand Opening Celebration

    You're invited to the grand opening celebration of our Collin County satellite office location in Frisco! We'll be thanking donors to our Fund for Collin County and announcing the first grants from the fund.

  • CFT For Business

    02.21.2019| 10:30a-1:30p

    Crow Museum Site Visit

    Visit the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas's art district. Tour the exhibits, learn to make kites, and have lunch with Amy Hofland, Executive Director and Caroline Kim, Director of Development.
     

  • Community|Advisors|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    02.23.2019| 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    GiveWisely with CFT

    CFT is offering a special one day session of our popular GiveWisely course on Saturday, February 23rd. Our GiveWisely course is one of CFT’s premier services that will empower you to discover or re-discover your core values and help you think critically about how you give.

  • CFT For Business

    03.19.2019|

    Dale Carnegie Course

    Sponsor a DISD student's summer program with each registry for this training, which is spread across 3 Tuesdays.
     

  • Community|Advisors

    03.26.2019| 6pm - 8:30pm

    2019 Vester Hughes Award Dinner

    Join us to salute our 2019 Honoree, Kathy Muldoon, CFP at our Vester Hughes Award Ceremony! Cocktails: 6pm - 7pm, Dinner/Program: 7pm -8:30pm. $75/person. Generously sponsored by Carter Financial Management.

  • CFT For Business

    03.26.2019|

    Dale Carnegie Course

    Sponsor a DISD student's summer program with each registry for this training, which is spread across 3 Tuesdays.
     

  • CFT For Business

    04.02.2019|

    Dale Carnegie Course

    Sponsor a DISD student's summer program with each registry for this training, which is spread across 3 Tuesdays.
     

  • 05.07.2019| 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    2019 CFT/SMU Professional Seminar

    Calling all professional advisors! We hope you'll  join us for our annual professional seminar on May 7 in partnership with SMU. This year's seminar will feature Samuel A. Donaldson, professor of law.