Educate Texas, through a privately funded grant, recently hosted a delegation of Texas leaders on a learning tour to Singapore, which is regarded as one of the best educational systems in the world. The goal of the week-long excursion was for these Texans to examine and carry back the innovative best practices and ideas to continue to lead, develop and improve Texas’ public education system.
George Tang, managing director of Educate Texas, sat down to tell us some of the things they brought back from Singapore.
Why go halfway around the globe, to Singapore, to explore education?
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Each year Communities Foundation of Texas carefully reviews hundreds of nonprofit requests and summarizes recommended projects for our Giving Guide. CFT’s Giving Guide is an online and print resource used by our donors and the community-at-large to make decisions on funding charitable organizations. The Giving Guide becomes a key tool for our donors and their families to use when making decisions on how to make an impact locally. The CFT team uses the Giving Guide to assist donors in narrowing down the thousands of nonprofits in North Texas and finding organizations whose impact areas align with the donor’s focus areas. Continue reading “Apply to be in the Giving Guide”
With limited resources, we all have to make choices on what to support. Simplifying the giving process is what Communities Foundation of Texas is all about.
At Communities Foundation of Texas, we have giving experts who will sit down with your family or business to talk about your giving goals and help you maximize your giving. We are happy to help you, just give us a call today and we can set up a free, confidential consultation.
You go to a doctor for medical advice, a lawyer for legal advice, an accountant for tax advice…why not a charitable giving expert for giving advice? That’s why we’re here! We’ll help you navigate the many solicitations you get in the mail and the many ways to help locally, across the nation and beyond—to step back and really make a plan.
Many people want to consider how they will best situate their family as well as how they want to improve the community and leave a legacy. We’ll work together to find the right path for you.
A lot of people work with us all year long, not just at year-end.
We’re here for you and can talk confidentially about your ideas. Contact us today to get started with your giving plan.
Since the beginning, the importance of being kind to and looking out for others has been at the heart of society. While the meaning of the word ‘philanthropy’ has evolved over time, the root has remained the same – kindness toward others.
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With so many amazing causes requesting donations, how are you supposed to choose? When saying yes to one means saying no to so many others, how are you supposed to decide? When you know what matters most to you, it’s easier to know which causes you want to support.
While it may not seem like all of these questions are relevant to your charitable giving style, being able to answer them will help better define what’s important to you. And that’s the first step in identifying what you want your charitable legacy to be. Continue reading “Know yourself, know your giving”