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Joe Dealey, Jr.

The foundation will be honored at Dallas’ National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 9

Founded to honor the late Joe and Doris Dealey, the Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation carries the family’s philanthropic legacy forward by continuing its support of numerous community organizations and institutions including Texas Health Resources, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas Foundation, Dallas Heritage Village, The Dallas Historical Society, Parkland Foundation, SPCA of Texas, and many more. On November 9, the foundation will be honored with the Outstanding Foundation Award, at the 33rd Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon “Stories Worth Telling,” 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. This annual event celebrates Dallas’ National Philanthropy Day, bringing together area nonprofits, volunteers, funders, foundations, business and community members to honor many of this city’s finest who give selflessly in support of numerous worthy causes.

The foundation was nominated for this honor by Texas Health Resources. Doris Dealey was instrumental in funding the employee child care center of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas with a $2 million gift in honor of her late husband, which has played a key role in the hospital’s success in recruiting and retaining doctors, nurses, and professional staff. The Dealey Foundation has also supported innovative, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care to victims of sexual assault and abuse through Texas Health Resources Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. Additionally, it has provided a challenge grant to grow the SANE Program across a 16-county region making it one of the largest sexual assault treatment programs in the United States.

Joe M. Dealey Sr. was a third generation member of a pioneer Texas newspaper family that founded The Dallas Morning News in 1885, and he was the former chairman and chief executive officer of the A.H. Belo Corporation and president of The Dallas Morning News. One of the key participants in establishing the G.B. Dealey Foundation, Dealey helped lead the foundation to grow to almost $22 million in assets, making grants to 152 charitable organizations. Today Dealey’s children and grandchildren make individual grants in the name of the Dealey Family Foundation from annual stipends they receive. For 21 years, the Dallas Public Library’s poetry competition, which was established by the family to perpetuate Joe M. Dealey Sr.’s memory and his passion for language and self-expression, has inspired creativity of young people in Dallas. Additionally, the Dealey Family made a lead gift to construct a memorial garden in honor of President John F. Kennedy for Parkland Memorial Hospital, and they have supported Children’s Medical Center Foundation for more than 15 years.

“The Dealey Foundation is an important part of the incredible legacy of George Bannerman Dealey, legendary publisher of The Dallas Morning News and owner of A.H. Belo Corporation. There is no more iconic family in the history of our city, and the foundation extends that legacy through its support for historic preservation, public health, and education,” said Brent Christopher, president, Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

The luncheon, which is sponsored by South Texas Money Management (STMM), will honor five additional recipients:

Outstanding Philanthropist Jack Furst, nominated by the Boy Scouts of America, gives his time, talent and treasure quietly and without hesitation to make the world a better place.

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Kaki Hopkins, nominated by the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, has been a dedicated volunteer for almost 40 years for more than 14 organizations – chairing an event a year and often asked to chair the same events multiple times.

Outstanding Corporation Pioneer Natural Resources, nominated by Dallas CASA and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, has created a corporate culture that strives to improve communities and help children succeed in school, the workforce, and life.

Outstanding Fundraising Executive Luanne Samuel, CFRE, nominated by Jana Haigood of the Alcuin School, has over 24 years of fundraising experience.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Jingle Bell Mistletoe, nominated by The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), has put nearly 300,000 nutritious meals on the tables of hungry North Texans by selling mistletoe in the winter over the past four years.

“Dallas citizens are passionate, driven, and generous volunteers and philanthropists, but that’s not enough,” said Jeanie Wyatt, CFA, STMM’s founder and CEO. “We depend on our nonprofits to meet so many of our city’s most basic needs. With over 1,000 nonprofits throughout Dallas, it’s vital that we have a professional organization, like AFP, helping nonprofit fundraising professionals raise more money and do it in effective and ethical ways.”

The Greater Dallas Chapter of AFP was among the first to begin celebrating National Philanthropy Day in 1981.  Today, over 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. 

“STMM is pleased to sponsor the Greater Dallas AFP for the fourth consecutive year,” said Stan Shipley, President and CEO, STMM Family Office.  “AFP upholds the highest ethical fundraising and, importantly, effective fundraising. We are pleased to support AFP chapters around Texas including Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and the Greater Plains Chapter."

Sponsors to date are: $10,000 (presenting sponsor): South Texas Money Management; $7,500 (luncheon sponsor): Boy Scouts of America; $5,000 (awards sponsors): Boy Scouts of America, Chick-fil-A Foundation, ClubCorp, Texas Capital Bank, Texas Health Resources; $2,500 (community sponsors): M. Gale & Associates, LLC, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas; $1,500 (reception sponsor): The Color of Money.

The luncheon is chaired by William Bryant and will be emceed by longtime supporter Scott Murray. Murray Media, in-kind sponsor of the luncheon, produces the luncheon videos featuring the accomplishments of each award recipient.  Rodney D. Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs for Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, will provide executive remarks.

“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 William Bryant. “This day was first celebrated 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. For tickets and sponsorships, visit or contact Madeleine Crouch at 972-233-9107, ext. 204,


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