Dallas Regional Chamber
The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membership-driven business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships. The Chamber works to ensure that the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region—and the most desirable place to live and work—in the United States. The Chamber is a not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses which represent all facets of the North Texas business community.
The Greek Festival of Dallas
The Festival was first held in Dallas in 1956 and having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006, the Greek Food Festival has grown into an event of national importance, featuring the best of Greek dinners, homemade pastries, wines, Greek music and dances. In addition to this, the spectators have a chance to learn more of Greek history and culture and enjoy cooking demonstrations from Dallas chefs.
Like the majority of Greek festivals, which are organized by the Greek Orthodox Church, recognized as the center of cultural activities of the Greek community, Greek Food Festival of Dallas is also organized by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
The Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas
SMID believes the lessons a child learns while at the school become the basis for successful adulthood. The positive reinforcement a child receives helps build a strong sense of self-worth and accomplishment. The discipline involved in successful music study helps the student learn to balance a variety of activities and responsibilities.
Soles 4 Souls
At Soles4Souls, we turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.
North Texas Food Bank
In 1982, the North Texas Food Bank was established by Jo Curtis, Kathryn Hall, Lorraine Griffin Kircher, and Liz Minyard. They decided to address the critical issue of hunger in our community by distributing donations of surplus food and grocery products through a network of charitable organizations.
This network included 13 counties: Dallas, Denton, Collin, Fannin, Rockwall, Hunt, Grayson, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro, Lamar, Delta, and Hopkins. In the first year, 400,000 pounds of food were distributed.
In 1983, members of NTFB’s organizing committee joined members of the Texas Legislature to help pass the Good Faith Donor Act, which protected donors from liability of donations or donated product. After this, many more North Texans were inspired to donate.
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
In 2005, against the backdrop of a post-9/11 world, a diverse group of Muslim women representing different countries came together to launch Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. Our goal: as Muslim women, to stand for peace and to make a positive contribution to the community in which we live.
From that meeting, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation was born, along with our mission to empower all women and their families. We believe that by promoting and supporting women and their families, we can build stronger communities based in cultural awareness and understanding.
Back2School is a completely Non-Profit, Non-Government Organization, that is solely dedicated to one goal; making things easy for the future pillars of society, i.e. Children. We work to empower the underprivileged families in acquiring the material for the education of their progeny.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Founded more than 45 years ago by parents determined to find a cure for their children, today we exist for the millions of people affected by this disease. That’s why we support the best researchers doing the most promising, cutting–edge science to cure, prevent and treat T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. You cannot prevent it—and there is currently no cure. If you have type 1 diabetes, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, rely on injected or infused insulin and carefully monitor your eating and activity. It’s a serious and stressful disease to manage.
Wharton University of Pennsylvania
Wharton is changing the way business is done. Our faculty, students, and alumni generate big ideas, back them up with incisive analysis, and turn them into ingenious solutions that work. We educate, inform, and inspire the leaders who are meeting the world’s complex challenges, advancing business practice, and driving economic growth at a global scale.
At Mayo Clinic, every aspect of your care is coordinated and teams of experts work together to provide exactly the care you need. What might take months elsewhere can often be done in days here.
Jefferson University Hospitals and Thomas Jefferson University are partners in providing excellent clinical and compassionate care for our patients in the Philadelphia region, educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.
We are 30,000+ people reimagining health care, education and discovery. We are many things, but every day all of us are dedicated to one thing: Improving lives.
When we treat this disorder, we remove the herniated disc. We replace it with an artificial device and a metal implant. By doing that, we relieve the pressure off the nerves and off the spinal cord. And inherently patients wake up almost instantaneously, not suffering from any underlying neck pain or pain down the arms anymore. This procedure among all surgeries that mankind has created probably has the best long-term results. And for me is very satisfying because the results are almost immediate. The other condition that commonly occurs due to degenerative disorders in the spine included Spinal Stenosis. When that happens, the actual spinal cord gets compressed. And when that happens, the common symptoms of myelopathy develop. These include trouble, heel-toe ambulating, spaciness for sensations in your hands where you have difficulty performing small manipulations; such as buttoning your shirt or working with small devices. You can have trouble with bowel, bladder dysfunction. It can lead to neurologic symptoms that cause cervical headaches to develop. And once again similarly, what we do is we decompress the spine and we stabilize it through surgery. With people with progressive myelopathy, the treatment of choice is surgery rather than the conservative modalities. Because with our body, we can stand to get our nerves pinched but we don’t really tolerate having the spinal cord undergo pressure for too long.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
Arya International is a charitable dance and entertainment organization. It operates on a global scale. It is dedicated to teaching South Asian dance techniques, music, singing, and acting to students of all ages. Our goal is to encourage our current and future generations of South Asians to learn, respect, and admire our rich culture in the performance arts.
University of PennSylvania has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of their faculty, students, and staff.
There are 165 research centres and institutes on campus. They reflect the University’s innovative, civic-minded and pragmatic creator: Benjamin Franklin. It has been more than 250 years after Ben Franklin broke new ground in founding Penn. However, its faculty, students, and alumni continue to make stunning breakthroughs in research, scholarship, and education. Its many subsequent “firsts,” include the world’s first collegiate business school (Wharton, 1881), the world’s first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer (ENIAC, 1946), and the first woman president of an Ivy League institution (Judith Rodin, inaugurated in 1994) as well as the first female Ivy League president to succeed another female (Amy Gutmann, inaugurated in 2004).
The Hockaday School is a PK-12 day and boarding. It is an independent school in Dallas, Texas. Hockaday is dedicated to providing a college preparatory education for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds. These girls may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world. It prepares them to face the world head on and take those responsibilities with proper motivation. It grooms them to excel and surpass all others. It prepares them for success, no matter the odds.
Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon
The Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series combines entertainment with running, with live bands performing at every mile along the course and post event headliner concert.
Taking Cancer Out
Brought to you by the Community NETwork African American Telecommunications Professionals D/DF Chapter, the Taking Cancer out 5K is a health awareness fundraising event to encourage pre-screening and living a healthy life-style.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives by providing health care and immunizations,clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.
UNICEF Dallas 2015
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF helps save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Rated one of the best charities to donate to, 90% of every dollar spent goes directly to help children.
Cinco De Mayo Multicultural Festival
The mission of “Cinco de Mayo” Multicultural Festival is to celebrate diversity and gain a greater awareness of the cultural and historical treasures within our city of Irving while making our Festival enjoyable through educational and information, as well as music, dance and food.
“Cinco de Mayo” in Irving supports DCET’s Literacy programs and high school senior students with scholarships toward college!
Lamplighter Celebration of Innovation 2015
The Lamplighter Parents Association hosted the Celebration Innovation themed event to raise money for faculty training and development.
The Lamplighter School
The Lamplighter School is an independent, co-educational day school for students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Lamplighter offers a warm and supportive environment which inspires interest, enthusiasm, and self confidence while pursuing academic excellence.
2014 Cattle Baron’s Ball
The Cattle Baron’s Ball relies on the spirit and generosity of the Metroplex to fund the fight against cancer. Since 1974, we’ve raised nearly $60 million for cancer research, the majority of which is conducted right here in DFW. True to Texas’ history of rising to the challenge, we’ve become the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Hope’s Door is an organization in Collin County specializing in comprehensive intervention and prevention services for all members of a family affected by domestic violence – from victim to abuser. Hope’s Door was established in 1986 as a crisis hotline. Clients were housed in local hotels until the opening of a 21-bed emergency shelter in 1989. Since then, services have expanded to include transitional housing, counseling for adults and children, legal advocacy and services for abusers.
Annually, Hope’s Door responds to over 1,900 crisis hotline calls, shelters more than 400 women and children, houses over 50 families in transitional housing and provides counseling and legal advocacy to more than 1,300 survivors.