Bush Center’s Kenneth A. Hersh To Receive 2024 Horatio Alger Award for Lifetime Achievements and Philanthropy

by | Feb 9, 2024

Kenneth A. Hersh, president and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas has been selected for membership in the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.

He joins 10 other business, civic, and cultural leaders from across North America in receiving 2024 honors, the organization said....

Dallas School Included in Launch of Kendra Scott Foundation’s Little Yellow Library Program
by | Nov 17, 2023

The Austin-based Kendra Scott Foundation, in partnership with First Book, is launching its inaugural Little Yellow Library this month in four Texas schools including Tom C....

Second Century Kickoff: Dallas Historical Society Has New Name, Logo, Award Category for Luncheon
by | Sep 24, 2023

Dallas Historical Society is kicking off its second century with a new awards luncheon logo and name and introducing a new awards category while continuing to honor its traditions....

The Meadows Foundation Celebrates 75th Anniversary, Marking $1.36B in Total Grants
by | Jul 13, 2023
Founded in Dallas in 1948 by Al and Virginia Meadows, the foundation has supported programs across Texas, leaving a lasting legacy in all 254 counties. The foundation has provided $1.36 billion through more than 10,000 grants to 3,700 different organizations and groups throughout the state.

Mary Kay Foundation Gives $150K To Provide Cancer Resources To Underserved Female Populations

by | Jun 8, 2021
Dallas' Mary Kay Foundation has donated $150,000 to CancerCare to provide direct support to women who are most in need of financial or emotional assistance.
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.
Gates Foundation Scientist Joins Dallas Philanthropist to Talk Status of COVID-19 Vaccine—and Biotech in DFW
Dr. Lynda Stuart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation talked with philanthropist and entrepreneur Lyda Hill in a virtual discussion moderated by Nicole Small, CEO of LH Capital/Lyda Hill Philanthropies.

Here's the takeaway.

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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Follow the Money: YourCause Exits in $157M Deal; Viziv Technologies Raises $1.37M; Floafers Gets $200K
by | Jan 10, 2019
You’ll also find news about Envy Gaming, Pieces Technologies, Baicells, KonaTel, VaaS International Holdings, Munck Wilson Mandala, and more in this roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity with ties to North Texas.

Plano’s YourCause Buys Corporate Giving Competitor

by | Aug 10, 2017
Similar to YourCause, the Charleston, South Carolina startup builds software platforms aimed to organize corporations' philanthropic efforts.
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Networking for Good:
Building Business by Making Philanthropic Impact
by | Aug 22, 2016
Digital Conduit's Technology Ball will host a black-tie gala in Dallas Nov. 5.
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3 Things We’re Reading: Implosion to Make Room for American’s Headquarters
by | May 18, 2016
It's out with the old to make way for the new at American Airlines campus in east Fort Worth.