34th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon “The Stars of Texas” Recognizes Dallas’ Most Extraordinary Philanthropists, Volunteers, and Fundraising Professionals
The Greater Dallas Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will honor Texas Capital Bank as the 2019 Outstanding Corporation at the 34th annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon “The Stars of Texas.” This annual event is Dallas’ National Philanthropy Day celebration – bringing together area nonprofits, volunteers, funders, foundations, business and community members to honor this city’s finest who give selflessly in support of numerous worthy causes – on Friday, November 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Dallas.
Nominated by Parkland Foundation, Texas Capital Bank is dedicated to helping communities prosper by investing time, talent, and resources while making long-term strategic investments within three areas: education, health/wellness, and community revitalization. Since the inception of its charitable giving program, Texas Capital Bank has supported more than 100 charitable nonprofits throughout Texas. Gifts include: $500,000 for health education conference space at the Moody Center for Breast Health and $250,000 for patient and family space at Parkland; $1 million to launch the Woodall Rogers Park Foundation, resulting in Klyde Warren Park; $36,000 to VNA Meals on Wheels for a day of meals for 4,500 in Dallas County (resulting in a grant providing another 20,000 meals in all five of Texas Capital Bank’s markets); $103,000 to North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry, serving 13 counties; and $15,000 for three playgrounds for Educational First Steps. Identifying West Dallas as an area in need of services, Texas Capital Bank funded the Trinity Groves workforce development/job training program and hosts an ESL class for the community in the new banking center in conjunction with Literacy Instruction in Texas (LIFT). In 2018 Texas Capital Bank received D CEO magazine’s inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Award, and two community partners, Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and EVERFI, bestowed honors on the bank. Additionally, the city of Houston issued a proclamation for “Texas Capital Bank Day,” following the bank’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In 2018 alone, more than $2.4 million in gifts were provided to more than 120 nonprofits, and bank employees volunteered more than 12,000 hours on 81 projects.
“Texas Capital Bank’s purpose is to power prosperity in business and in life,” said Keith Cargill, President and CEO of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. and Texas Capital Bank. “My colleagues and I have always been committed to serving our clients and our community with excellence, in the spirit of partnership. So, we thank our partners who nominated us for this distinguished honor, as well as the many dedicated nonprofits and individuals who work tirelessly every day to empower others.”
Luncheon Chair Janet Sherlip announces the additional 2019 honorees:
Outstanding Philanthropist Donna Wilhelm, nominated by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, is a mission-driven philanthropist who has contributed more than $10 million to local, national, and international organizations, supporting direct capacity building and targeting strategic innovation.
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Michal Powell, nominated by The Salvation Army North Texas Command, is a passionate fundraiser for faith-based, medical, and humanitarian causes.
Outstanding Foundation -- Harry S. Moss Trust, Bank of America N.A., Trustee, nominated by UT Southwestern Medical Center, supports the prevention and cure of heart disease in Texas, particularly in Dallas.
Outstanding Fundraising Executive Cindy Scott, CFRE, nominated by Parkland Foundation, has over 30 years of fundraising experience, benefiting the people of Dallas and beyond.
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Ashlyn Duy, nominated by Children’s Medical Center Foundation, is a former patient and loyal supporter of Children’s Health who has raised a total of $31,170 in four Red Balloon Children Helping Children Tennis Tournaments, benefiting pediatric cancer research and programs.
The Greater Dallas Chapter of AFP was among the first to begin celebrating National Philanthropy Day in 1985. Today, more than 500 attend the luncheon which includes AFP members and community leaders. National Philanthropy Day celebrates the great contributions philanthropy, and those who work in the philanthropic process, make to our community. AFP Chapters involve more than 28,000 individuals in celebrating philanthropy each year.
The AFP Dallas Chapter sponsor is Texas Capital Bank. Luncheon Sponsors to date are Philanthropy Sponsors ($5,000): Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center, co-sponsors of the Outstanding Foundation Award; and Community Sponsors ($2,500): Children’s Health; KERA and World Affairs Council, co-sponsors.
The luncheon will be emceed by longtime partner Scott Murray of Murray Media, an in-kind sponsor of the luncheon. Murray Media produces the luncheon videos featuring the accomplishments of each award recipient.
“National Philanthropy Day is a day to remember and recognize the impact philanthropy – charitable giving, volunteering and engagement – has made in our world,” said Luncheon Chair Janet Sherlip. “This day was first celebrated nationally in 1986 in the U.S. with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan. We hope you will join us in paying tribute to those who make the city of Dallas such a vibrant philanthropic community.”
Luncheon tickets are $95, $950 for a table of 10, and $1,250 for a premium table of 10. For tickets and sponsorships, visit afpdallas.org or contact Madeleine Crouch at 972-233-9107, ext. 204, email@example.com.
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The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), an individual member association, advances philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. AFP members and affiliates enable people and organizations to better serve diverse communities and society as a whole. AFP represents 28,248 members in 172 chapters throughout the world. Visit afpdallas.org, call 214-354-8742, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.