As 2019 is coming to an end, folks are reviewing the successes of the past year and announcing plans for 2020. Communities Foundation of Texas is leading the herd with Board Chair Jim Bass revealing that a record-breaking $118M in grants were made during the 2019 fiscal year benefiting the following areas:
- Education: 22%
- Religious activities: 16%
- Health and scientific research: 15%
- Housing and human services: 14%
- Arts and culture: 12%
- Other: 9%
- Community improvement: 8%
- Youth and recreation: 3%
He also reported that in addition to Arcilia Acosta, Greg Campbell and Rob Walters joining the board, Alfreda Norman would become board chair on Wednesday, January 1.
According to Jim, “The needs in our community are great. As we evaluate charitable grants and strategic community programs that strive to meet those needs and improves lives across our region and beyond, we will benefit from the varied experience and knowledge that Alfreda, Arcilia, Greg and Rob are bringing to our board.”
The new members will join the current board made up of Jim Bass, Richie Butler, Michael Dardick, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, José (Pepe) Guevara, Ken Hersh, Gunjan Jain, Chris Kleinert, Sarah Losinger, Tom Montgomery, Alfreda Norman, Connie O’Neill, The Honorable Florence Shapiro, Nicole Small, Stacy Smith and Debra Brennan Tagg.
Retiring after ten years of serving on the board will be Bobby B. Lyle.
CFT President/CEO Dave Scullin added, “Alfreda, Arcilia, Greg and Rob will help us think differently as we consider how to positively influence the community we share and call home. We’re honored they answered the call to work side by side with us to serve many caring donors, committed nonprofits, charitably-minded businesses and civic leaders who collectively share our vision of building communities that thrive for all.”
* Graphic/photo provided by Communities Foundation of Texas