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Grandparents Spark New Generation

Grandparents Spark New Generation

Hegi Grandchildren Take Up the Torch of Giving

GRANDPARENTS FRED AND JAN HEGI are passing on a powerful legacy by empowering their six grandchildren to change lives through The Hegi Grandchildren’s Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas.

The fund not only serves as a charitable resource but as a way to instill the importance of giving in a future generation. Through the fund, each grandchild will be giving $200 every year to a charity of their choice — a responsibility that each of them has agreed to approach thoughtfully.

Along with their grandparents and parents, Kate, Mary Allison, Hunter, Anna, Lila and Katherine met with Communities Foundation of Texas to discuss the privilege of giving to others in need. Together, they talked about their own values and charitable interests, and how CFT can help them connect their resources to local needs.

Each child expressed a deep desire to engage charitably in our community and signed a document pledging to honor the opportunity they have been given to give back. CFT gave each child a copy of The Giving Book by Ellen Sabin to aid them as they consider their charitable contributions.

When asked why it is important to help people, six-year-old Lila answered, “because they might be lonely and feel invisible, and if you care about them, it will make them happy.”

To set up a fund for your children or grandchildren, please contact Elizabeth Liser at 214-750-4234.
 
Michelle Hall honors her mother's passion

Michelle Hall honors her mother's passion

Hall uses her donor-advised fund to honor her mother


“My mother was a tireless champion of education and community improvement,” says Michelle.  “She has always been an inspiration for me and now for my four daughters as well.”It’s hard to overstate the effect Margarita De Nocochea had on Calexico, California.

Pet Adoption Advocate

Pet Adoption Advocate

Kit and her daughter, Gloria, opened the Saving Hope Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas after finding and adopting an abandoned and severely abused dog on her ranch outside of Fort Worth 


Kit and her daughter, Gloria, opened the Saving Hope Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas after finding and adopting an abandoned and severely abused dog on her ranch outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Kit Moncrief always had a soft spot for animals. The socialite and animal lover adopted her fair share of rescue animals in the past, so when she heard that an abused dog turned up on her family’s ranch, she knew she had to take action.

Setting an Example

Setting an Example

Generational Hands-on Service from the Scripps Family


“I ENJOY BEING VERY HANDS-ON,” says Debbie Scripps. “At Children’s Medical Center, I’ve loved doing a range of things from working in the gift shop to decorating the hospital to spending time with the kids.”Debbie and Ric Scripps, CFT fund holders, understand the value of giving back to their community. As their children have grown into adults, Ric and Debbie have seen them embrace their philanthropic side as well.

Tomorrow our future will be brighter

Tomorrow our future will be brighter

Help and hope for expecting mothers


Thanks to the passion of donors like the Nicol family, this little girl was born a happy and healthy baby. The Life Shines Bright Pregnancy Program, an initiative of the Methodist Health System, provides resources for at-risk expectant mothers to help reduce the risk of preterm birth.

Pearl C. Anderson: Her Dream Lives On

Pearl C. Anderson: Her Dream Lives On

The charitable fund Pearl C. Anderson created in 1955 still supports the community today


When CFT began 60 years ago in 1953, it was known as the Dallas Community Chest Trust Fund. The first major gift to the Dallas Community Chest Trust Fund was in 1955 from Pearl C. Anderson. She was an African- American grocer and widow of a local physician. Her gift was a future interest to the trust in a prime piece of land in downtown Dallas valued at $325,000.