SAVE THE DATE!
May 14, 2021
Honoree – North Texas Cares Funders Collaborative
Luncheon Co-chairs – Jenny Reynolds and Lindsay Stengle
The Dallas CASA Children’s Council is pleased to announce that the Cherish the Children event will be held virtually on May 14. Please join us in recognizing our 2021 Caroline Rose Hunt Cherish the Children honoree, the North Texas Cares Funders Collaborative.
We invite you to become an underwriter to help raise funds and awareness for child victims of abuse and neglect.
To view underwriting benefits, click here.
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In the spring of 2020, when shelter-in-place restrictions and fears of the pandemic quashed major fundraising events and drastically reduced the area’s volunteer troops in Dallas, a collaboration of more than 30 foundations, corporations and individual funders came together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities most affected by all aspects of COVID-19. Led by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Communities Foundation of Texas and the Dallas Foundation, the incredibly innovative North Texas Cares Funders Collaborative was launched to help struggling non-profits that support individuals and families in the areas of health, economic security, safety and well-being, education and social justice. Non-profits were able to ask for emergency financial help from all of the participating NTC organizations using a streamlined online process and application form to get emergency money immediately into the hands of those dealing with the ravages of the pandemic. During the first phase of funding, 1,400 grants were awarded to 630 nonprofits, totaling over $40 million; a second phase was launched in the fall of 2020.
The guest speaker for Cherish the Children is Father Gregory Boyle , an American Roman Catholic priest of the Jesuit order and founder and Director of Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest gang-intervention and rehabilitation program. Father Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His second book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, was published in 2017.
He has received the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, President Obama named Father Boyle a Champion of Change. He received the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics. Currently, Father Boyle serves as a committee member of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Economic and Job Recovery Task Force as a response to COVID-19.
The Caroline Rose Hunt Cherish the Children Award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding contributions helping children who have been removed from home due to abuse or neglect. The award was inspired by its namesake Mrs. Hunt because of her constant dedication to the most vulnerable in our city and helping people who could not help themselves. Click here to view a tribute to Mrs. Hunt.
For more information, please contact Michelle Mai, 469.547.9456 or email. Thank you for your generosity, continued support and for recognizing that child victims in our community need us now more than ever.
To view our 2020 children’s chairs and furnishings click here.
We are grateful to our 2021 Cherish the Children luncheon underwriters: