If area big honchos were missing at Al Biernat’s or Salum’s on Monday, December 14, it was a good guess they weren’t at their desks munching on brown bag sandwiches. Nope, they were at The Pump House for a call-to-arms for the salvation of Dallas’ most valued resource — the next generation. OK, so name dropping would prove the importance of the affair. How about Caren … [Read more...] about Big Thought Brought Some Big Types Together To Turn Summer Doldrums Into Opportunities For DISD Students
On Wednesday, May 28, the launch of Dallas City of Learning was held at City Hall with the help of Mayor Mike Rawlings, Big Thought and 50 partnering organizations. The program has nothing to do with the Dallas Home-Rule fracas. Instead it is a summer program for youngsters to earn “badges” for the “mastery of a new skill.” As “part of a nationwide movement to leverage … [Read more...] about Mayor Mike Rawlings And Big Thought Launch Dallas City Of Learning For Badges
According to Big Thought CEO Gigi Antoni, “My resolution for 2014 is to advocate for the pronoun ‘our,’ both in thought and in deed, when it comes to Dallas children. Too often, when adults speak of education, we discuss Dallas ISD students, private-school students, poor children, at-risk children, and other bucket descriptors that take the individuality out of the hundreds … [Read more...] about MySweet2014Goals: Gigi Antoni
According to Big Thought President/CEO Gigi Antoni, "This year, Big Thought celebrated 25 years of making Dallas a place where creative learning isn't a privilege for a few, but a reality for thousands. We believe that creativity is a fundamental right for all students because its power to help students succeed in school and in life is simply undeniable. "Our … [Read more...] about Pitch Your Nonprofit: Big Thought
About 300 black -tied types gathered at the Adolphus Saturday night for Big Thought's 25th anniversary gala. Perhaps you didn't know that it wasn't always Big Thought. Nope, back in 1987 Mitch Jericho and Edith O'Donnell wanted to nurture the imaginations of area youths. To do this, they created Young Audiences of North Texas. The girls were thinking bigger than Dallas, but not … [Read more...] about Big Thought Founders Mitch Jericho And Edith O’Donnell Receive Big Pat On The Back At 25th Anniversary Dinner
"My Answers I know that you said one...North Texas Food Bank...and...Big Thought... "Why... "North Texas Food Bank...Hunger is unacceptable. We are a culture of Consumati...fat on greed and full of fat...there is no excuse for any child to try to sleep with hunger pains needling their belly. "Big Thought...Unfortunately the idiotic onslaught and demonetization with … [Read more...] about Make-Believe-Benefactor: Colin Duchin
Saturday, February 11, 2012: It was the flavor of the month for last year's Super Bowl. Now, Big Thought is settling into a normal life of fundraising with the added advantage of having Daryl "Moose"Johnston and a heck of a lot of high rollers in the BT 'hood. For its 25th anniversary, the group that provides "children with equal access to the arts and creative learning … [Read more...] about Share-A-Date: Big Thought’s 25th Anniversary
This morning Chase will cheerfully donate $1 million to the "under-construction" Perot Museum of Nature & Science and $400,000 to fund Big Thought's Thriving Minds. It's a secret until the press conference at 10 a.m., but since our buddy Bob Miller broke the news this morning (Paywall) , we figured why not share. The press conference is taking place at the Museum of … [Read more...] about Shhh! Don’t Tell — Chase Is Donating $1.4 Million To Perot Museum Of Nature & Science And Big Thought This A.M.