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Enabling Employees Pays Off

Enabling Employees Pays Off

Armanino teammates work together to give back and trust CFT to manage their charitable funds

The team of independent accountants, advisors, and administrators at Armanino would rather spend their time working together to help others than vetting the many nonprofit organizations they support and managing the company’s charitable fund. That’s why Armanino  established a business-advised fund at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT). “CFT provides an outstanding opportunity to channel engagement in charitable giving, organizes activities and streamlines efforts for us,” said Harold Gaar, managing Travis Wolffpartner. “CFT is not just managing our funds, but also active participation of our employees.”

The staff of Armanino is very involved in CFT for Business, and the company was instrumental in making CFT's Freedom Day project a success as its employees worked with more than 400 other volunteers to give Sarah Zumwalt Middle School in South Dallas a makeover. “We don’t direct our employees; we enable them,” Gaar said. “Volunteering creates a sense of community and a sense of giving while working with other like-minded people. It extends charitable giving and extends business relationships, too.”  

A Passion for Caring

A Passion for Caring

PGA of America is in good company with CFT for Business


CFT has seen firsthand that companies that do good, do better. CFT for Business connects companies with resources and expertise to foster and grow cultures of good corporate citizenship.

Make the Most of Your Membership

Make the Most of Your Membership

Leverage all the benefits your Business Impact Network membership offers!


Over the years, the Business team has added features to our programs that only some of our members are using. We’re sharing this information with the hope that every Business Impact Network member will leverage all the benefits their membership offers!

Inspiring Giving From Generation to Generation

Inspiring Giving From Generation to Generation

The Fallen Family Fund at CFT supports Freedom Day


“It’s been the greatest gift,” said Nancy. “I feel like what granddad gave us was an opportunity – an opportunity to make a difference and to explore within ourselves something he had already figured out: lifting up the people around you is what matters most. He knew that the fund could bring good to others but also to us as we practiced generosity together.”

A Year of Service

A Year of Service

by Michelle Grose


Throughout 2018, 1st Global continued to live out one of the company’s guiding principles: aspiring to servant leadership through community outreach and volunteerism. Supported by a now three-year partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas for Business, 1st Global has annually increased its social responsibility efforts in the Dallas community.

Partnering with local companies like NETSCOUT to help business philanthropy thrive

Partnering with local companies like NETSCOUT to help business philanthropy thrive

When NETSCOUT needed a partner to implement and launch their local charitable grant program, they turned to Communities Foundation of Texas.


This past fall, NETSCOUT established a charitable fund known as a business-advised fund with CFT. Next, CFT helped NETSCOUT engage their employees in learning how nonprofits are addressing important issues in the community and choosing focus areas for the company’s grant funds.

Freedom Day Bonds Businesses

Freedom Day Bonds Businesses

17th annual volunteer day honors 9/11 through joint service


Honoring the lives lost and forever changed on 9/11/01, CFT for Business presented its 17th annual Freedom Day, a community service event last September that was part of CFT’s North Texas Giving Day. In recognition of the courage and bravery of the men and women who fight for our freedom and those first responders who protect us, we dedicated this day of service to them by supporting local organizations that provide essential services to veterans, first responders and their families.