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North Texas Giving Day

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Surprise and Delights Gift Baskets
Business

Record-Breaking $66 Million Raised on North Texas Giving Day

Plus: SMU Launches $1.5 Billion Fundraising Campaign, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Announces $1.4 Million in Donations, and more.
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Nonprofits

North Texas Giving Day Launches With a Focus on Equity

Get to know some of the participating nonprofits on Dallas’ most important philanthropic day of the year. (And it’s already on pace to shatter previous fundraising records.)
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Business Briefs

Coury Hospitality Moves Its Corporate HQ to North Texas

Plus, Buff City Soap gets funding, a business-themed digital fight club heads to Dallas, and Amazon steps up as presenting sponsor of North Texas Giving Day.
By Diante Marigny
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Business

How the United Way and Communities Foundation Are Helping Small Nonprofits Fight COVID-19

Grant applicants have already requested $11 million in funding from North Texas Cares, an unprecedented philanthropic partnership.
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Philanthropy & Nonprofits

The Dallas Foundation’s Matthew Randazzo on the Role of Philanthropy in Solving Dallas’ Problems

Open your hearts and your wallets, people. North Texas Giving Day is approaching.
By Shawn Shinneman

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Education

Leading Off (9/23/16)

A protest downtown, Coppell schools sued, and North Texas giving sets a record.
By Jason Heid
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Philanthropy & Nonprofits

North Texas Giving Day Starts Strong

Hi, my name is Tim, and I'm an addict. Every year at this time, on North Texas Giving Day, I compulsively check and recheck the leaderboard to see how my favorite local nonprofits are performing. Let's just click on over and -- hey! What's up, Cistercian Prep? My tiny little alma mater sits in second place, in terms of total money raised. Go, Hawks! We're coming for you, Alcuin School. Here's where things stand as of 10 o'clock: as a city, we're on pace to hit the collective $26 million goal. We're 5 percent over last year's total at this time of day. Most impressive is the fact that we've already eclipsed last year's total number of nonprofits that received donations. Last year, 1,580 organizations received donations; as of 10 o'clock, 1,691 had already gotten some love. Keep it up, folks. There are giving days all over the country, but ours in North Texas out-raises them all. (Disclosure: my wife does PR for this event. That means she'll be working way past midnight today. Which also means that my kids probably won't eat the most balanced meal for dinner, and they'll eat it in front of the TV, because Daddy will be watching the Rangers.)
By Tim Rogers
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Local News

North Texas Giving Day, Cont.

Give the gift of grit.
By Krista Nightengale
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Philanthropy & Nonprofits

Westlake Academy Is Early Leader in North Texas Giving Day

Today, as you are no doubt aware, is North Texas Giving Day, the Communities Foundation of Texas joint that uses a pool of money to match donations, thereby encouraging people to give to local nonprofits. Last year, the effort raised $25.2 million, making it the largest giving day in the country (by a wide margin). As of 10 o'clock, $6.2 million had been raised. Not to jinx anyone, but it looks like we are on pace to break last year's record. Two confessions: the first is that I'm addicted to watching the leader board, partly, I guess, because I am familiar with some of the organizations on it. Currently, Westlake Academy is destroying the competition, with donations totaling $161,565. Little ol' Cistercian Prep is right near the top, with $92,785. But what about -- oh, let's just pick a school at random -- St. Mark's? Only $1,575? And Hockaday with a paltry $7,600? You folks need to step up your game. Go, Hawks! The second confession: my wife does PR for North Texas Giving Day. Go, wife!
By Tim Rogers