Water Cooler at Pegasus Park Tenants Get North Texas Giving Day Surprise

Water Cooler is the community of nonprofit and social impact tenants at Pegasus Park in Dallas.

Last Thursday, Water Cooler tenant leadership teams and boards gathered together at Pegasus Park and were surprised with more than $200,000 in prizes to support the missions of their nonprofit organizations.

Water Cooler is the community of nonprofit and social impact tenants at Pegasus Park in Dallas. Its members receive subsidized rent offering(s), access to philanthropic funds for furniture and infrastructure, and free or low-cost amenities and services designed to accelerate their respective missions, according to its website.

Water Cooler at Pegasus Park is sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies in partnership with J. Small Investments.

Special guest speakers at the Water Cooler surprise event on North Texas Giving Day included Matthew Randazzo, president & CEO of The Dallas Foundation; Dave Scullin, president & CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas; and Nicole Small, CEO of Lyda Hill Philanthropies.

Matthew Randazzo, President and CEO, The Dallas Foundation speaking at the surprise Water Cooler event on North Texas Giving Day. [Photo: The Dallas Foundation]

All registered Water Cooler Nonprofit Organizations received $5,000 in addition to $1,000 donated on Sept. 1 to each by The Dallas Foundation, the organization said in a statement.

Other prize recipients announced by The Dallas Foundation included campus-wide voting prize winners:

  • $5,000 prize – ChildCareGroup
  • $5,000 prize – The Nature Conservancy
  • Large Organization ($10 million+) – $30,000: Commit 
  • Medium Organization ($1-10 million) – $20,000: City Year
  • Medium Organization ($1-10 million) – $20,000: Aspire
  • Small Organization (less than $1 million) – $10,000: Lone Star Justice Alliance

North Texas Giving Day 2022 raised more than $62 million

The 14th annual North Texas Giving Day on Thursday raised over $62 million from more than 94,000 donors, according to the Communities Foundation of Texas, the nonprofit that founded and leads the event. The donations were raised for over 3,200 participating nonprofits serving across 20 counties in the region. North Texas Giving Day has raised over $500 million since its launch in 2009.

The money given this year wasn’t just from locals in North Texas—gifts were sent from all 50 states and 41 countries, the foundation said in a statement.

Three weeks of early giving boosted the total in the run up to the actual day, with concerts, community events, and festivals prepping people to give.

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