The Dallas Morning News Charities 2015 Annual Report

From A Special Presentation of The Dallas Morning News Sunday, March 1, 2015

DMN Charities Annual Report Cover

FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS, NORTH TEXAS NONPROFITS HAVE CHANGED LIVES –  THANKS TO THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS CHARITIES AND ITS GENEROUS DONORS.

At the end of this year’s campaign, momentum increased and the Charities finished with $1.3 million in donations from big-hearted supporters. These contributions helped to yield the third-highest amount of donations received in the 29-year history of the Charities campaign.

Bob Mong, editor of The Dallas Morning News and chairman of the Charities said, “I am very pleased with the campaign’s strong finish, and thank every reader who donated to this worthy cause.” Generous campaign gifts were received, such as $125,000 from the J.L. Williams Charitable Foundation, $75,000 from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, $50,000 from Roger Enrico, $50,000 from Scott Ginsburg, $50,000 from the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Foundation, $41,466 from John Wheeler, and $20,000 from John Pritchett.

Other generous donations included a $15,000 gift from the Murrell Foundation, $12,000 from the Fannie & Stephen Khan Charitable Foundation, $10,000 from Malouf & Nockels, LLP, and $10,000 from James Moroney III. The Communities Foundation of Texas provided guidance and support for the Charities campaign through a $96,157 grant from the Robert J. Hertich Estate Fund, a $29,372.50 grant from the Chababa Estate Fund and a $10,000 grant from the Granville C. and Gladys H. Fund.

Big donors. Big hearts.

The Dallas Morning News Charities 2014-2015 contribution distribution:

ALLEN COMMUNITY OUTREACH $39,036.81

ARLINGTON LIFE SHELTER $71,567.49

ASSISTANCE CENTER OF COLLIN COUNTY $19,518.41

AUSTIN STREET CENTER $78,073.62

THE BRIDGE $39,036.81

BROTHER BILL’S HELPING HAND $52,049.08

CITY HOUSE $19,518.41

CROSSROAD COMMUNITY SERVICES $97,592.03

DALLAS LIFE HOMELESS SHELTER $26,024.54

DUNCANVILLE OUTREACH MINISTRY $32,530.68

FAMILY GATEWAY $71,567.49

FRISCO FAMILY SERVICES CENTER $45,542.95

GENESIS WOMEN’S SHELTER $91,085.89

LANCASTER OUTREACH CENTER $19,518.41

LIFELINE SHELTER FOR FAMILIES, INC. $26,024.54

NETWORK OF COMMUNITY MINISTRIES, INC. $78,073.62

NORTH DALLAS SHARED MINISTRIES $84,579.76

NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK – FOOD 4 KIDS $78,073.62

OUR CALLING, INC. $19,518.41

OUR DAILY BREAD $39,036.81

PROMISE HOUSE $91,085.89

SHARING LIFE COMMUNITY OUTREACH $39,036.81

SHARING THE BREAD CEDAR HILL FOOD PANTRY $19,518.41

THE STEWPOT $84,579.76

WHITE ROCK CENTER OF HOPE $39,036.81

TOTAL 2015 CAMPAIGN DISTRIBUTIONS: $1,301,227.00

The DallasMorning News Charities is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which pays all administrative costs, allowing 100 percent of every donation to go directly to the agencies supported through the campaign. Contributions are tax deductible. Though the campaign has ended, donations to The Dallas Morning News Charities are accepted year-round.

The Dallas Morning NewsCharities is in partnership with The Communities Foundation of Texas.

This annual Charities report was produced by: SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES: KALIE WHITSETT | CREATIVE MANAGER: CATRINA STANFORD | EDITOR: DEBBIE FLEISHMAN 214.977.8621 | COPY EDITOR: GLENN ROSEN | FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHEN REED | DESIGNER: JANET PERRYMAN | PRODUCT MANAGER: NICOLE YOUNG 214.977.8223

Thank you, to each and every contributor

About 150 donors raised the total by almost $100,000 in the final few days of The Dallas Morning News Charities annual drive.

“Contributions to the campaign equate to transformed lives.” — Camille Grimes, executive director of the Dallas Morning News Charities

“I am very pleased with the campaign’s strong finish, and I thank each and every reader who donated to this worthy cause.” — Bob Mong, Editor of The Dallas Morning News and chairman of the DMN Charities drive

The DMN Charities Thank YouThe final 2014-2015 campaign update:

Number of donors: 1,669
Total collected: $1,301,227

This year marks the third-highest amount of donations in the 29 history of the campaign:

#1 Year 2006-2007    $1,850. 554
#2 Year 2013-2014    $1,684,955
#3 Year 2014-2015    $1,301,227

Thank you Dallas for caring!

If you have a giving heart, it’s not too late. The Dallas Morning News Charities accepts donations year round. The Dallas Morning News Charities covers all administrative costs so that 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to recipient agencies for those in need.

Click here to donate online, or send your check or money order payable to:

The Dallas Morning News Charities
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225-8146

Questions: Phone: 214-346-5546

Follow us on Twitter at @DMNcharities
and on Facebook at facebook.com/DMNcharities

Jacob’s home was a war zone

At playtime he pretends he’s an armed policeman.

The Dallas Morning News Charities-JacobFrom seeing his father hold a gun to his mom’s head to witnessing him physically abuse his brother and sister, Jacob’s home was a war zone. Through one of our charities’ programs, Jacob was assigned a counselor and began sessions of play therapy to slowly heal the wounds caused by years of exposure to domestic violence.

Poverty robs people of dignity, hope and the power to determine their own future, but together we can make a difference. The Dallas Morning News Charities funds 25 local organizations that help those who are homeless, hungry and able to rehabilitate.

If you have it in your heart to help someone like Jacob have a bright and productive future, click here.

*The photo and name have been changed to protect the North Texan’s identity.

Destiny is proud she has a job

The Dallas Morning News Charities-DestinyDestiny works at a local factory to support her three children and two grandchildren.

Her daughter works part-time at a gift shop. Together they have just enough to pay the bills. But it’s not always enough to buy the nutritional food their family needs.

Poverty robs people of dignity, hope and the power to determine their own future, but together we can make a difference. The Dallas Morning News Charities funds 25 local organizations that help those who are homeless, hungry and able to rehabilitate.

If you have it in your heart to help someone like Destiny get back on her feet, click here.

*The photo and name have been changed to protect the North Texan’s identity.

Campaign Update: January 22, 2015

You’re making a difference!

The Dallas Morning News Charities logoUpdated January 28, 2015

Number of donors: 1,453
Total collected: $1,085,412.59

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Updated January 21, 2015

Number of donors: 1,399
Total collected: $1,046,589.59

The DallasMorning News is collecting money through Jan. 31 for distribution to 25 agencies that help the hungry and homeless in North Texas. Charities will receive 100 percent of all donations.

Last year we collected $1,684,955 from 1,837 donors. Would you like to help us meet or exceed that amount this year?

Click here to donate online, or send your check or money order payable to:

The Dallas Morning News Charities
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225-8146

Questions: Phone: 214-346-5546

Follow our campaign on Twitter at @DMNcharities
and on Facebook at facebook.com/DMNcharities