North Texas Giving Day Tally: $26,339,253.10

North Texas Giving Day*

North Texas Giving Day*

Once again a record was broken by you in just 18 hours.

Get some sleep knowing you made dreams come true.

* Graphic provided by Communities Foundation of Texas

North Texas Giving Day Update: Just Hit $20M

North Texas Giving Day*

North Texas Giving Day*

Less than six more hours to go for North Texas Giving Day. How big can we make it?

Must admit to a wee bit of disappointment. Some very deserving groups are in the lower part of the leaderboard. Come on. Skip dessert and that second glass of vino and donate!

* Graphic provided by Communities Foundation of Texas

North Texas Giving Day Update: $17M In And Eight Hours To Go

The MySweetCharity elves have been searching through their lockers for their custom-made designer strait jackets. You know, the ones with the itty-bitty initials by a couture designer. After all, they figure the team at Communities Foundation of Texas would need them by midnight.

North Texas Giving Day*

North Texas Giving Day*

It’s just 10 hours into the 18-hour North Texas Giving Day raise-athon and the $17M+ mark has been passed. According to the MSC accountant elf and his abacus, they’ve hit $1.7M per hour and still have eight to go.

Let’s keep the dough rolling in. There’s still time to blow out the Internet system and phone lines.

BTW, for those who wonder, the MSC elves also have marvelous designer sheets for padded walls and, of course, they match the strait jackets.

* Graphic provided by Communities Foundation of Texas

Communities Foundation Of Texas Is Rocking And Rolling With Ruthie’s, Priscilla And A War Room For North Texas Giving Day’s Lunchtime

Reports are piling in from the North Texas Giving Day activities. Shoot! They’re happening all over the place. According to the “war room” set up in Communities Foundation of Texas, all 50 states are contributing $$.

Communities Foundation of Texas "war room"

Communities Foundation of Texas “war room”

BTW, understand that the war room warriors are glued to laps tops monitoring the situation. As of 1:30, more than $14.5M from 46,644 gifts had counted.

Stephanie Knight and Priscilla the Piglet

Stephanie Knight and Priscilla the Piglet

There was so much traffic trying to join the festivities that one poor gent was suddenly drafted to direct traffic. Inside CFT, the place was jammed with folks watching performances from various entertainment groups.

The visitors’ parking had been converted into “Party World. Food trucks had people lined up for lunch. Priscilla the Piglet was stealing the attention from the SPCA pooches. No need to put lipstick on this cutie. She’s one of the best cuddlers in town!

Brian Glenn and Brent Christopher

Brian Glenn and Brent Christopher

Across the lot Brent Christopher was the standup kind of guy, who was being interviewed by WFAA’s Brian Glenn for the noon news.

Shakespearean actors

Shakespearean actors

When Mabel Peters Caruth provided the funding for the CFT building, it’s doubtful she thought it would have pigs in the parking lot, Shakespearean actors in the lobby and a “war room” with lap tops buzzing with millions of dollars. One can’t help but suspect she would have been very pleased to see her investments truly become a foundation of communities in Dallas.

Bobbi Snyder Launches North Texas Giving Day With A Nice Morning Treat For Lee Park &…

Gay Donnell and Bobbi Snyder*

The North Texas Giving Day got at Lee Park bright and early and profitable. Pee Park and Arlington Hall President Gay Donnell was serving coffee and muffins to celebrate donors. Then Bobbi Snyder of the Snyder arrived. According to Gay, “The Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy just received a $25,000 gift for North Texas […]

2014 Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Luncheon Boasts Nina Ricci Fashions, Dallas’…

Michael Flores Salon

It was 41 years ago that Janet DeSanders ruled Dallas society coverage. In addition to writing full time for The Dallas Times Herald, she also published an ultra-slick monthly publication called The Society Section. As if that wasn’t enough, she came up with the idea for an event that would recognize Dallas’ best dressed and […]

North Texas Giving Day Update: More Than $7M Raised So Far…

If you haven’t checked your emails, are you in for a surprise! Nonprofits are flooding the Internet with encouragement to participate in North Texas Giving Day. During the first four hours, more than 29,000 donors have provided $7M. There are less than 14 hours left to break last year’s record. Every penny counts and 1,600 […]

TACA RBC Wealth Management Custom Auction Item #6: New York Fashion Week…

New York Fashion Week**

Couture designers may showcase their fashions in New York, but their fav clients are in the heart of Texas. Having been educated at “Neiman Marcus University” for ages, Dallas gals are honor-roll students and don’t follow trends. Shoot! They lead ‘em. This TACA RBC Wealth Management Custom Auction package will be just part of their […]

The Big Day Is Finally Here…Well, Almost!…

North Texas Giving Day activities*

For the past few weeks, MySweetCharity has posted truly amazing stories by area nonprofits hoping to get your attention for North Texas Giving Day.We regret that we couldn’t run all of them. But there are 1,600 organizations participating this year. Whew! If you didn’t see your fav group posted, check the NTGD page to find […]

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MySweetCharity Photo Gallery Alert: Crystal Charity Ball 10 Best Dressed Luncheon…

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Despite a few “oops!” at Crystal Charity Ball’s 10 Best Dressed Luncheon at Neiman Marcus Downtown, the guests and fashions, both on the runway and at the tables, were stellar. It was obvious the Dallas indeed does have the most gorgeous women with the best taste around.     What’s that? Not believing that claim? […]

North Texas Giving Day Booster: Dallas Dinner Table…

Dallas Dinner Table*

“Dallas Dinner Table is an independent non-profit organization focused on improving race relations in the DFW Metroplex, ‘One Dinner at a Time.’ “We do this work by hosting dinners all over the Metroplex on a single evening – the MLK holiday – providing an opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives about the impact of […]

North Texas Giving Day Booster: Second Chance SPCA…

Bentley Rex*

“Before this year, Second Chance SPCA was operating a no-kill animal shelter in Plano in a two-room facility that was in great disrepair. One year ago, with the help of donated funds, we moved to a larger space to call our own. The new shelter in Plano was a single-family house with good yard space and lots of […]

TACA RBC Wealth Management Custom Auction Item #7: A True Journey Never Ends: Around The…

Rosewood hotel**

In 1872 Phileas Fogg went around the world roughing it in whatever accommodations he could find. The Great Race’s Great Leslie found a similar situation in the early 1900’s. Perhaps they should have waited for this RBC Wealth Management TACA Custom Auction item. A True Journey Never Ends: Around The World With Rosewood* (Value: $15,000) […]

North Texas Giving Day Booster: Women In Need…

Women In Need volunteers*

“Rockwall County has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade and as progressive as Rockwall County is, this issue not talked about; in fact often it goes silent: domestic violence. “‘She sat in our office; head down looking ashamed. Nobody will believe me because I carry a nice purse and drive a new car.’ “Women […]