Investing in children pays off

Investing in children pays off

By Rosanne Lewis Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruited the highest number of volunteer child advocates in the agency’s 40-year history in 2020. Dallas CASA was able to recruit, train and swear in a record-breaking 472 new volunteer advocates. This represents more new volunteers than in any other year in the agency’s history, despite […]

Big Tex looking for new concessionaires

Big Tex looking for new concessionaires

By Karissa Condoianis The State Fair of Texas is excited to announce that the 2021 food and beverage concessionaire application and the 2021 commercial exhibits application are now open. Do you have a super creative product and a seasoned history of serving folks by the masses? Then we’re looking for you! The annual State Fair […]

Calling all engineers!

Calling all engineers!

Recognizing the importance of training the STEM leaders of tomorrow, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will kick off Engineers Week with several days of buildable, makerspace fun, including engineering-themed activities, experiments, challenges, crafts and more now through Sunday, Feb. 28. From the gadgets and gizmos behind the world’s greatest innovations to robotics, games […]

Mother Nature delays opening of Blooms

Mother Nature delays opening of Blooms

Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Presented by IBERIABANK/First Horizon, the festival runs now to April 11. With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring festival […]

CASA named 2021 beneficiary

CASA named 2021 beneficiary

By Roseanne Lewis Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has been named one of eight beneficiaries of the 2021 Crystal Charity Ball. Dallas CASA recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to serve as advocates for children living in the protective care of the state due to abuse or neglect. Crystal Charity Ball’s funding will allow […]

Pandemic-related arts losses top $95.5 million

Pandemic-related arts losses top $95.5 million

By Chris Heinbaugh  The pandemic-related impact for the nonprofit arts community within the city of Dallas has reached $95,545,710 in financial losses, including 3,145,209 in lost or deferred attendance, and more than 1,000 jobs lost. These are the results of the latest survey of the city’s cultural organizations covering the 8 ½ month-period from the […]

Tech exec to keynote

Tech exec to keynote

By Juliette Coulter Texas Women’s Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2021 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards, which recognize leaders who have positively impacted the lives of women and girls. The seven recipients will be honored at the Leadership Forum & Awards Celebration, presented by AT&T, on April 29. The virtual […]

‘America the Beautiful’ garden’s theme for 2021

‘America the Beautiful’ garden’s theme for 2021

Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Presented by IBERIABANK/FIRST HORIZON, the festival runs February 20 to April 11. With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring […]

Child Poverty Action Lab receives $750K

Child Poverty Action Lab receives $750K

By Emily Walsh The Dallas Foundation, the first community foundation in Texas, has granted Dallas-based Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL) $750K to support CPAL’s mission of reducing childhood poverty in Dallas by 50 percent within a single generation. The Dallas Foundation’s grant to CPAL is the organization’s largest grant issued to date, and is strategically […]

Hero artists wanted!

Hero artists wanted!

The annual Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Student Art Contest has begun accepting individual entries from all North Texas students through Tuesday, March 23. The theme of this year’s contest is “Everyday Heroes Ride DART.” Heroes come in many forms, and this year’s art contest gives young artists the chance to salute the hometown heroes […]