Lyda Hill Philanthropies

Trust for Public Land Receives Over $5.7M in New Commitments for Five Mile Creek Greenbelt

by | Nov 4, 2022
The Boone Family Foundation dedicated $2.65 million and Lyda Hill Philanthropies committed $2.5 million to help fund the Five Mile Creek Greenbelt, a network of parks and trails the TPL is developing across Oak Cliff and southwest Dallas. "For 80 years, Dallas has dreamed of a greenbelt along Five Mile Creek to benefit the city’s health, connectivity, and environment," the TPL's board chair said.
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The Last Word: Nextt CEO Arun Agarwal on Volunteer Leadership
Agarwal is CEO of Dallas-based Nextt, America’s largest bedding company. Known as the “King of Textiles,” he’s also the CEO of S2 Resources and Saffaire Investments, and earlier this year he launched a B2B marketplace, Expo Bazaar USA. But the busy businessman also stays busy in the volunteer world. Since 2020, he's been on the Dallas Park Board as Mayor Eric Johnson’s rep, and has been the board's president since September 2021.
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Dallas Philanthropist Lyda Hill Is One of Five Winners of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy
by | Aug 4, 2022
Dallas' Lyda Hill has been named one of five recipients of the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. She shares the philanthropic spotlight with four other "forces for positive change," including country music legend Dolly Parton.

An early donor of the research that led to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Hill believes that "science is the answer"—and has chosen to donate the entirety of her estate to philanthropy and scientific research. 
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North Texas Funders Initiative Will Train 300 Nonprofit Leaders to ‘Meet the Needs of Tomorrow’

by | Apr 27, 2022
Through a three-year partnership called the North Texas Funders Initiative, The Dallas Foundation and local leadership impact nonprofit RevJen Group, along with others including Lyda Hill Philanthropies, will bring leadership development training to over 300 nonprofit leaders each year.
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Lyda Hill Philanthropies Chooses Finalists for $10M Lone Star Prize to Improve Texans’ Quality of Life

by | Jan 7, 2021
The Lone Star Prize, a statewide competition that aims to find and fund solutions focused on creating stronger communities, will award $10 million to the most transformative, scalable, feasible, and evidence-based solution.
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CECAP: Dallas Gears Up for Net-Zero Energy Construction
by | Oct 14, 2020
This summer, the Dallas City Council approved an environmental action plan that makes it a requirement for new commercial facilities starting in 2030.
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DFW Leaders Discuss How COVID-19 Has Fueled Innovation in Health Care, Philanthropy, and More
by | Oct 12, 2020
"The downside of a pandemic is that it's frightening. The good thing is, sometimes it speeds up things that probably needed to happen. Like telemedicine," Nicole Small, CEO of LH Capital/Lyda Hill Philanthropies, said during the event.
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Children’s Health Innovators Program Lifts Veil on Health Care Research and Breakthroughs
by | Oct 6, 2020
Health Wildcatters CEO Hubert Zajicek, Perot Jain Principal Cindy Revol, Lyda Hill Philanthropies CEO Nicole Small, and others will be on a panel about how the health care and tech industries have been innovative during COVID-19 as part of the new Children’s Health program launch on Oct. 8.
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New Digital Resource Library from Lyda Hill Philanthropies’ IF/THEN Initiative Promotes Women in STEM

by | Jul 30, 2020
The IF/THEN Collection aims to inspire girls to become scientists and engineers because they are 'exciting, relevant, and cool.'

As part of the project's kickoff, IF/THEN will offer a $1 million matching fund for teachers and a $650,000 grant program for science and technology centers and museums.
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Five Impact Organizations Move to the Water Cooler at Dallas’ Future-Focused Pegasus Park
by | Jul 16, 2020
California-based Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation—a venture philanthropy group—will expand to Dallas with the move. Dallas-based founding tenants Commit Partnership, The Dallas Foundation, United to Learn, and Uplift Education served as thought partners during a multi-year planning process. Prospective Water Cooler tenants may receive reduced rent and access to a 'What-Else-Do-You-Need-to-be-Awesome' fund.
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IF/THEN Exhibit at NorthPark to Display the Most Life-Size Statues of Women at Once
by | Feb 12, 2020
The more than 120 women in STEM—10 from Dallas-Fort Worth—chosen by Lyda Hill Philanthropies to be IF/THEN Ambassadors will all have their statue displayed at NorthPark Center starting May 1.
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Ten North Texas Women Selected as IF/THEN Ambassadors to Promote STEM Education
by | Sep 10, 2019
IF/THEN, a national initiative of Dallas-based Lyda Hill Philanthropies, focuses on furthering women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields by inspiring innovators and the next generation through its ambassador program.
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