3 Things: Disrupting Online Charitable Giving


Today’s stories are all about changing the landscape — in some cases literally. Hillwood is planning the first office tower along Turtle Creek since the mid-1980s, Dallas entrepreneur Todd Wagner is disrupting online charitable giving, and a new facility dedicated to athlete health is taking shape in Frisco.

Dallas entrepreneur Todd Wagner is shaking up the charitable giving world with a suite of digital platforms aimed to raise awareness and dollars for nonprofits. Charity Network, which recently celebrated its foray into the Dallas market, includes three platforms: CharityBuzzPrizeo, and Chideo. Each platform has it’s own specialty: CharityBuzz has online charity auctions, Prizeo offers chances to win sweepstakes and experiences in exchange for charitable donations, and Chideo uses cause-driven videos to raise awareness and donations. CultureMap Dallas has more on Wagner’s newest company.

The 17-story office tower planned at Turtle Creek Boulevard and Cedar Springs Road by Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood Urban real estate firm will be the first office tower built along Turtle Creek in more than 30 years. The Dallas Morning News reported that Hillwood is looking for tenants for the location which has been an empty lot since the mid-1980s.

The Dallas Cowboys and Baylor Scott & White Health broke ground Wednesday on a new facility geared toward sports medicine. Fort Worth Business reports it’s a “first-of-its-kind collaboration,” that brings together a health system, NFL team, and school district. The new sports therapy and research center will be at the football team’s new corporate headquarters in Frisco. Here are other details about the new facility, which is planned to be completed in 2018.

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