Dream Achiever’s Luncheon
Communities in Schools of the Dallas Region, Inc. (CISDR) held its Dream Achiever’s Luncheon on February 11 at The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Noted Dallas philanthropist, Caroline Rose Hunt was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Dream Achiever’s Award. The award is given to a leader in the community who has achieved his or her dreams and helped others to achieve their dreams. Ms. Hunt, who was named as “One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in the USA” by Ladies’ Home Journal, has long been a great advocate in the Dallas arts and education scenes.
CISDR operates in 77 schools in 12 school districts in Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Rockwall, and Hunt Counties. The non-profit was founded in 1985 to address the growing number of high school dropouts in Dallas and surrounding areas. CISDR’s professional staff brings community resources into schools to work in the interest of at-risk children.
Photo 1: Texas State Senator Don Huffines; Lisa Loy Laughlin, Chief Philanthropy Officer, CISDR
Photo 2: Blake Lewis, Chairman of the Board, CISDR; Caroline Rose Hunt, Dream Achievers Award Recipient; Judith Allen-Bazemore, President and CEO, CISDR
Photo 4: Rey Maldonado, Senior Program Coordinator, CISDR; Eduardo Pulido, Area Team Manager, CISDR and Dream Maker Award Recipient