2020 Crystal Charity Ball Chair Tucker Enthoven and her committee have set a mighty high goal for this year’s fundraising for eight Dallas County children’s nonprofits — a record-breaking $7,870,000! It’s exactly $1M more than last year’s goal.
According to Tucker, “The active members of the 2020 Crystal Charity Ball Committee, after extensive research, have selected eight outstanding beneficiaries for this year’s fund-raising campaign. Their collective need is a record $7.8 million. I am honored and enthusiastic to begin this process.”
Following the final presentation by applicants at Communities Foundation of Texas late last week, the 2020 beneficiaries will include the following:
Ability Connection – $1,257,650 over 3 years for Camp Connections (Funding for programming for three distinct tween and teen Camp Connections programs and to purchase three new specially equipped vans to provide participant transportation to camp locations. Approximately 750 unduplicated middle and high school students, ages 12-17, will be served.)
Children’s Medical Center Foundation on behalf of Children’s Health System of Texas – $1,179,000 for Mental Health Emergencies at Children’s Health in Dallas (Funding for programming and equipment for the urgent crisis in pediatric mental illness seen at Children’s Health. Approximately 1,900 unduplicated children will be served ages 5-18.)
Catch Up And Read – $951,434 over 3 years for Innovative Solutions to Improve Literacy in South Dallas Elementary Schools (Funding for programming and technology purchases to expand its programming to four additional DISD campuses in South Dallas. Approximately 576 unduplicated students, grades first through third will be served through direct tutoring, and an additional 5,000 students will be reached through specialized teacher training in the three-year period.)
Dallas Services dba Center for Vision Health – $964,204 over 3 years for We See Success! Vision Health Care for Children (Funding for capital and programming to provide vision services to children from low-income families and establish a new vision clinic in southern Dallas County. Approximately 4,700 unduplicated children ages 4-18 will be served.)
Foundation for the Callier Center for Communication Disorders – $997,996 over 3 years for Pediatric Special Connections Project (Funding for programming and technology purchases to give low-verbal and non-verbal children a voice to express their needs and connect with others, impacting their psycho-social development, self-esteem and potential for academic success. Approximately 750 children ages 2-17 will be served.)
Healing Hands Ministries – $650,000 for Third Floor Expansion of Children’s Health Center (Funding to finish out 15,000 square feet of shelled-in space on the 3rd floor of the Women and Children Health Center to be used for educational purposes centered on the well-being of children. Approximately 5,000 unduplicated children ages 0-18 will be served.)
Mommies in Need Inc. – $970,846 over 3 years for Play Therapy Room and Family Resource Center at Annie’s Place at Parkland (Funding for programming and capital to staff and equip Annie’s Place, a no-cost, on-site childcare center for children of patients while being treated at Parkland. Approximately 3,750 unduplicated children ages 0-6 will be served in the first year and an addition 2,400 children during years 2 and 3.)
North Texas Food Bank – $898,890 over 3 years for Middle School Pantry Expansion (Funding for programming to expand their existing School Pantry program to three Dallas County middle schools where over 90% of the student body qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Approximately 900 unduplicated students will receive 525,000 meals over the three-year period.)
Congratulations to the beneficiaries and to CCB for a great selection of nonprofits.