During September, Galleria Dallas will partner with Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) for a Gallery Wall that celebrates the acclaimed organization’s 15 years of hosting and powering CFT’s North Texas Giving Day, an annual campaign that enabled more than 3,200 regional nonprofit partners to raise a combined total of $62 million in donations in 2022. This year’s North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, Sept. 21, and the display at Galleria Dallas debuts in conjunction with Early Giving opening online at NorthTexasGivingDay.org on Friday, Sept. 1.
Founded in 1953, CFT works to build thriving communities for all by partnering with difference-makers to grow giving and expand impact. CFT helps individuals, families and companies make meaningful charitable contributions and supports their strategic giving. In addition to North Texas Giving Day, CFT also leads initiatives such as CFT for Business, Educate Texas and Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy.
The Gallery Wall, which will be on display from Sept. 1-30 on Level 1 across from Apple, will feature information about the history of North Texas Giving Day and how every individual contribution works to change lives in North Texas. It tells the story of North Texas Giving Day through the voices of donors, nonprofits, and those they serve, highlighting how we can all come together to do something bigger, together. Additionally, it will feature a QR code that will help shoppers share their care for community by searching the website for the causes that matter most to them and giving online.
This year, the organization hopes to connect donors with more than 3,000 participating nonprofits, and community outreach like the partnership with Galleria Dallas is a key part of that strategy.
“As Communities Foundation of Texas prepares for the 15th anniversary of North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 21, we are thrilled to have Galleria Dallas join as one of our partners. The visual installation at Galleria Dallas showcases some of the generous givers and nonprofit partners who have made our history possible,” said Jennifer Taylor, chief marketing officer at Communities Foundation of Texas. “We encourage the community to stop by Galleria Dallas and see some of our community impact on display beginning Sept. 1, which is when early giving kicks off at NorthTexasGivingDay.org."
“North Texas Giving Day is so important in driving philanthropic goals in North Texas, and it is vital to nonprofit organizations both small and large,” said Galleria Dallas Director of Marketing Megan Townsend. “Galleria Dallas has a history as a community gathering place, and we’re proud to share this message alongside Communities Foundation of Texas.”
Economic trends make this year’s North Texas Giving Day more important to area charities than ever before.
"New data released by Giving USA shows that charitable giving is down across the nation for the first time in many years, yet here in North Texas, we have the biggest regional giving event in the nation,” said Matthew Allen, senior director of CFT’s North Texas Giving Day. “We hope that this visual reminder of generosity on display at Galleria Dallas will encourage everyone to give what they can to the causes they care about through NorthTexasGivingDay.org. There’s more than 3,000 participating nonprofits in need of our community’s support, and every gift makes an impact, no matter the size.”
What: Communities Foundation of Texas Gallery Wall
When: Sept. 1-30, 2023
Where: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240. Located on Level 1 on the Gallery Wall across from Apple.
About Galleria Dallas
Galleria Dallas is an iconic shopping center with a unique collection of more than 200 retailers, restaurants and experiences including Nordstrom, Macy’s, the world’s only GAP, Banana Republic and Old Navy combo anchor, The Westin Galleria Dallas and the signature Galleria Ice Skating Center. Welcoming more than 12 million visitors annually, only Galleria Dallas delivers the consummate Dallas shopping experience. Visit galleriadallas.com for hours and to learn more about the shopping center. Galleria Dallas is managed by Trademark Property Group, Inc. Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240.
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About CFT’s North Texas Giving Day
Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is our region’s annual online giving extravaganza benefitting the 20 counties of North Texas. The day is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and of course, you! North Texas Giving Day’s goal is to make giving easy for donors, while helping build awareness and support for local nonprofits. Since 2009, Communities Foundation of Texas has presented North Texas Giving Day, an annual community-wide giving event that has raised more than $500 million for thousands of local charities through the www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org website. In 2022, this leading, community-wide giving event raised more than $62 million from more than 94,000 donors for more than 3,200 nonprofits.
About Communities Foundation of Texas
Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. With the goal of building a thriving community for all, CFT leads strategic grantmaking initiatives, professionally manages more than 1,200 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations, and nonprofits and has awarded more than $2.5 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. www.cftexas.org www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.