Local nonprofits benefit from donations

From Staff Reports

On January 4, members of East Dallas Networking (EDN) donated $6,000 to five local nonprofits that are working hard to make East Dallas a better place to live, work and play. Among this year’s recipients are: Well Grounded Coffee Community ($2,000), White Rock Center of Hope ($1,650), For the Love of the Lake ($1,100), the Samuel Allen Pampel Foundation ($750) and Ferguson Road Initiative ($500). 

Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Chuck Kobdish (president, East Dallas Networking), Vikki Martin (executive director, Ferguson Road Initiative), Natalie Huscheck (co-founder, Well Grounded Coffee Community), Z. Zsohar (president, For the Love of the Lake), Dr. Greg Smith (CEO, White Rock Center of Hope) and Kimberly Patterson, CFRE (development director, White Rock Center of Hope). Not pictured: Tony Pampel, CFP (director, Samuel Allen Pampel Foundation).
Photo by Adam Jochelson

East Dallas Networking is a small business networking group largely comprised of East Dallas business owners, but open to all. EDN began as a group focused solely on business networking but has since expanded in scope to include community advocacy and business education. Since 2008, EDN has donated more than $61,500 to various East Dallas charities. The group meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at JJ’s Café, 10233 E. N.W. Hwy #434 in Dallas. All are welcome to attend the meetings. The only requirement is a $2 donation each week. Sponsorships are available.