Byron Sanders

Engage Dallas Honors an Icon of Service with the Tierney Kaufman Hutchins Scholarship Fund, Empowering Future Leaders

by | Jul 14, 2023
Hutchins was an inaugural class member of Engage Dallas, a network of leaders committed to advancing equity and impacting Dallas through civic engagement and service in Dallas. Her many contributions to the city, including her championing of the Trinity Park Conservancy, will live on following her passing in 2020 at age 35. The TKH Scholarship Fund is launching to memorialize her qualities—and promote new Dallas leaders.
Dallas Is Named a 2023 ‘All-American City’ by the National Civic League
by | Jun 15, 2023
The city of Dallas was one of 10 U.S. cities to win the honor, marking its first win since 1970. The city was recognized for its efforts to engage youth in meaningful ways via the Dallas Youth Commission, the Welcoming Strategic Plan, and the Dallas Cultural Plan. See who flew to Denver to pitch the city—and why they came back with a win.
Access and Opportunity Take Center Stage at Impact Ventures’ Inclusive Capital Summit in Dallas
The inaugeral Inclusive Capital Summit will kick off with a VIP event on May 3rd, followed by two days of inspiring keynotes from national leaders, solution-based conversations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Check out the lineup.
Big Thought, Fossil Group to Host Annual Works of Heart Event on Feb. 9
by | Feb 3, 2023

Big Thought, a Dallas-based impact education nonprofit and accessories retail giant Fossil Group are hosting the community arts event Works of Heart on Feb. 9 at Fossil’s headquarters in Richardson....


Education Nonprofit Big Thought Names New Chief Operating Officer

by | Jan 25, 2023

Mustapha Beydoun has been named chief operating officer of Dallas-based Big Thought, an impact education nonprofit.

Beydoun will partner with Big Thought CEO Byron Sanders in this role leading key departments across the organization, including finance, people and culture, information technology, and operations.

“Dr. Beydoun’s passion for fueling teamwork combined with his reputation for approaching the complexity of an organization with a people-centered focus make him the right leader to take the helm as COO,” Sanders said in a statement....

From left: Roger Taylor, manager of probation services for the Dallas County Juvenile Services Department; Byron Sanders, Big Thought President and CEO; U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, (D)-Dallas; and Ty Bledsoe, assistant vice president for external affairs at AT&T; Erin Offord, senior director of programs at Big Thought. [Photo: Rachel Walters]
AT&T’s $100K Grant Bolsters Big Thought’s Creative Solutions Program
by | Jul 3, 2019
Creative Solutions works with young people who come to the nonprofit through the Dallas County juvenile system with the aim of bettering their lives and the community. The nonprofit has posted a new position—Opportunity Advisor—someone who will be a part of the young people’s future so they can “live their best, truest, most authentic life.”