In this day and age, it is more important than ever that a sense of community take a premier spot in our lives. Whether it’s a gift of time, talent or treasure, unconditional giving should fit into your daily routine. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is renowned for its philanthropic activities in support of a variety of causes and charities. If you’re ready to get involved, here are a few events that you might want to support.
The Crystal Charity Ball got its start in 1952 with the sole purpose of aiding, supporting and making contributions to children’s charities in Dallas County. This nonprofit organization, independent of any national affiliation, organization has raised more than $143 million for more than 140 worthy beneficiaries over the past 65 years. In 2018 alone, the 100 active members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee committed to raise over $6 million. These funds will support eight commendable Dallas organizations and give children hope for a healthier more productive future. On December 1, 2018, the committee members will hold a gala to honor their philanthropic donors.
TACA – The Arts Community Alliance, believes in the transformative power of the arts. Art is a powerful agent of change, whether it’s examining personal challenges or celebrating community diversity. As a nonprofit arts organization that began over 50 years ago in North Texas, TACA is faced with many challenges that it asks the community for their assistance with. By providing flexible funding and much-needed resources, like professional development workshops, TACA allows arts organizations to spend less time on keeping their doors open and more time on running strong and effective programs that transform lives through the arts. TACA’s growing investment in the arts translates to new premieres and productions, impactful residencies and community initiatives, and more opportunities for artists and audiences to connect – all making Dallas a great place to live and work.
The Cattle Baron’s Ball began a full-fledged Texas barbecue under the chairmanship of Patti Hunt and Jacque Wynne, who founded the event to raise funds for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. Held in 1974, more than 500 guests attended the western-themed event, which was held at Toddie Lee Wynne’s Star Brand Ranch. Through ticket sales and the auction, the inaugural event raised $56,000. Today, the ball hosts more than 3,000 guests and raises millions each year. To make this event even more desirable, country music’s most revered performers have entertained at the ball throughout its 44-year history, including Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Waylon Jennings, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Dwight Yoakam, Big & Rich, Toby Keith, Sugarland and Brad Paisley. While some might be hand-wringing at the prospect of continuing a legacy of ensuring more cancer research dollars are spent in Dallas than anywhere else in the country, they probably aren’t familiar with the members of the Cattle Baron’s Ball. Fortunately, the Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee is not comprised of the faint-of-heart – as evidenced by the fact that the CBB is the largest single-night fundraiser in the nation for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. To date, the ball has generated over $77 million in only 44 years.
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