So the song goes “Money Makes The World Go Round.” Well, even in the summer the dollars are rolling in for Dallas’s world of nonprofits. Here are a couple of “good news” reports that have brightened the day for fundraising efforts:
The Center for BrainHealth’s Think Ahead Group (aka TAG) presented a check for $50,000 for autism research. The funds resulted from TAG’s annual Kentucky Derby Party that was held at the Dallas Arboretum’s DeGolyer Mansion with 300 in attendance. Sponsored by Sewell Automotive Companies, the event was co-chaired by Katie Bivins and Halley Homen.
According to Tandra Allen, who is the lead clinician on the Center’s social cognition project, “With this gift, we will be able to reach those who cannot physically visit the Center for BrainHealth but who can still be positively impacted by this virtual environment. We have seen so many inspiring success stories with those who have completed the 10-session program at the Center, but it has been heartbreaking to have to turn away people due to geographic limitations. Now we will be able to reach many more people of all ages on the autism spectrum.”
Junior League Of Dallas
The Junior League of Dallas once again proved why it’s the stand-out in the world of Junior Leaguers. At the recent Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) conference, JLD received a $2,500 grant to support its “Kids In The Kitchen” program, “Super Foods+Super Fitness=Super Kids.” The program “incorporates federal nutrition guidelines through an eight-week course that teaches children how to prepare easy, nutritious meals, work safely in the kitchen, and incorporate exercise into their daily lives.”
Accepting the award were 2014-2015 JLD President Julie Bagley, 2014-2015 President-Elect Meredith Mosely and 2013-2014 President Laura Johnson.
Underwritten by Kashi, only nine grants were presented for programs promoting “hands-on nutrition and life skills education” at the AJLI’s 92nd Annual Conference in St. Louis.