After going through the grueling vetting process of the Crystal Charity Ball, any beneficiary will admit that an IRS audit would be a welcome relief. Thursday, after weeks of interviewing, presentations, checking and still more checking of the submissions by countless worthy organizations, the decision was made at a general meeting of the CCB membership about which Dallas County children’s nonprofits would be the 2021 beneficiaries.
Drum roll, please!
2021 CCB Chair Leslier Diers and Charity Selection Chair Suzy Gekiere revealed the eight 2021 beneficiaries would be:
- Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation – $936,831 for three years for Tiniest Texans
- Cafe Momentum – $506,625 for three years supporting Cafe Momentum’s Internship Program COVID-19
- Dallas CASA – $396,000 for advocacy for Teens in Protective Care
- Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center – $1,000,000 for DCAC Core Program
- Dallas Symphony Association Inc. – $750,000 for three years of its Southern Dallas Residency Youth Education
- Network of Community Ministries – $926,625 for three years for Fortifying Network’s Impact on Children’s Food Insecurity Mobile Pantry and Educator-focused Approach
- Phoenix House of Texas Inc. – $375,000 for three years for Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Service
- Texas Scottish Rite Hospital of Dallas – $500,000 for Boundless Centennial Campaign’s Day Surgery Renovation
To achieve the goal for fulfilling the needs of the 2021 beneficiaries will require $5,391,091 to be provided by the efforts of the committee of 100.