Good Deeds & Awards

The Gift of Giving: Make Charity a Family Affair

My father was a leader by example.  He wasn’t always vocal about teaching us the value of service, but he showed it often in small ways.  I distinctly remember being on a road trip as a child when our family

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From Persistence to Patients

    Accomplished physician proves that brains triumph over bigotry BY KARYN BRODSKY How would it feel to be incredibly intelligent and dedicated, yet delegitimized by peers as a young person, simply because of the color of one’s skin? Just

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Southwest Jewish Congress To Honor 14 Outstanding Women, Men and Young Adults

  Be Inspired. Take Action. Embrace the future. Come celebrate the 14 outstanding women, men and young adults being honored at the 2017 Texas Sized Event presented by the Southwest Jewish Congress. The event features the Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the

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AWARE Announces 2017-2018 Grant Recipients

  Mark your calendars for Friday, April 13, 2018 for the annual gala AWARE Affair Celebrate the Moments AWARE president Venise Stuart has announced the grant recipients for the 2017 – 2018 year. Applications were submitted from nonprofit organizations located in Dallas

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Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, Dallas ISD and JCPenney Host Back to School Shopping Experience for Thousands of Underserved Kids in Dallas

  August 10, 2017 (Dallas, TX) — On Wednesday, August 7, 2017, Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, in partnership with Dallas Independent School District and title sponsor JCPenney, provided 3,000 new school uniforms valued at $150,000 to students from seven

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St. Andrew UMC’s Summer SPARK TANK Challenge Program Making a Difference

To date, over 85 projects have been approved, and over $100,000 has been allocated Last summer, a St. Andrew UMC church family was inspired by a sermon and wanted to do something to encourage others to change the world.  They

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Dreaming Big

    By Alicia Wanek “Believe in yourself.  We believe in you.”  For Alejandrina Guzman, this message of unwavering support from her parents has been a guiding principle throughout her life.  With that confidence coupled with an infectious optimism, a

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Officer Christopher Bianez Recognized as 2017 “Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist”

    The Texas Crime Prevention Association held an awards luncheon on July 27th at which Officer Christopher Bianez was recognized as the “Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist” of the year. He was selected over all the other Crime Prevention Officer’s

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Little Girl, Big Impact

    Good Kid Award Recipient Sadie Keller uses her experience to help other children with cancer. by Karyn Brodsky Cancer diagnosis is terrifying for anyone. When it’s a child, no words can describe the anguish felt by the parents. Now,

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