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Entrepreneurs For North Texas is a program of Communities Foundation of Texas that facilitates community involvement and philanthropy for small and mid-size companies that want to make a beneficial impact in their communities in a way that's good for their business.

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Mi Escuelita kids are so happy and thankful for the coats EFNT Member companies donated! They are coming in handy today!
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As you all know, EFNT is a Program of the Communities Foundation of Texas. Here is what Community Foundations do....such a blessing for any community! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0luhRV2k8Qc
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Every December, Prison Entrepreneurship Program provides presents to the children whose fathers are PEP participants who are in prison over the holidays. These presents are purchased by PEP donors as well as by members of the Highland Park United Methodist Church (the church on the Southwest corner of the SMU campus). PEP anticipates receiving around 250 presents this year. One of the biggest challenges they face is getting these presents wrapped nicely so that we can deliver them (many of them get hand-delivered by staff). See below for the dates of the Wrapping Party that we are hosting at the church. IF your company or group of friends are interested in helping - Here are our shifts: Wed, Dec 16: 9:00am - 12:00pm Wed, Dec 16: 2:00pm - 5:00pm Wed, Dec 16: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Th, Dec 17: 9:00 - 1:00pm Please contact Kristie at kwisniewski@pep.org to confirm.

Encore Enterprises has adopted a toy drive to benefit Chetna, a non profit organization focused on domestic violence against South Asian women and a book drive to benefit Vickery Meadow Youth Development Center. The latter will serve children in the Vickery Meadow area, a neighborhood that was recently affected by the Ebola crisis. Thank you Encore Enterprises!

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Way to go Zimbra!! Great job!
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Leaders & Legends guest speaker, Dr. Bobby Lyle, shares some words of wisdom and inspiring stories with our member company CEO's.
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A site visit to Jonathan's Place today was so moving. What a beautiful facility for children that need an emergency shelter. I met a child that was just removed from her home last night with a few of her siblings. Breaks your heart...We have a holiday volunteer opportunity in our packet to support Jonathan's Place. Consider it - if you are still looking for something for your company.

ASI is hosting a book and toy drive for the holidays benefiting Project Transformation. What has your company decided to take on from EFNT's Holiday Volunteering list?

Enjoyed a site visit at Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless and also had an opportunity to deliver coats collected by our generous Member companies.
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This month our team has been working with Entrepreneurs For North Texas (EFNT) to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Our greatest triumph was our PINKtober Bake Sale in our Frisco HQ. People in our office building were invited to stop by and grab boxes of pink goodies. We raised about $500 in one afternoon that went straight to our customer Susan G. Komen.
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We are hosting a Veterans Day Plug 'N Play on Tuesday, November 11 at some of the VA transitional homes and the Resource Center. We need to volunteers to help paint! EFNT Members will receive an registration link soon - but if you or your colleagues/friends are interested, drop us a note! Thanks,

Off on our staff retreat to the Dallas Zoo!
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Dallas Business Journal, an EFNT Member Company, has chosen to collect books benefiting kids in the Reading Partners program - as part of their Holiday project. Tell us which Holiday project from your company has picked from our short list.

We are at the Admin Awards! Our very own Kimberly Bruce was a finalist. We are so proud of you Kimberly! Thanks for all you do!
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EFNT Member Companies and Non Profit representatives attended our Roundtable on 2014 Holiday Volunteering Opportunities.
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Special Thank you dinner for our Very Special Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Freedom Day committee members. We hosted it at El Centro College's Culinary Institute and enjoyed a Hungarian meal cooked and presented by the students there.
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EFNT Member Companies are participating in a coat drive for young children under the age of 7. Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless and Mi Escuelita are the benefitting organizations. It will be wonderful to keep the kids warm this winter...although this week is kinda chilly already!!

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13th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship a huge success!

This year's event titled, Wildcatter Risk, Philanthropic Return, will be a night to remember as we induct one of Dallas' most successful entrepreneurs, Trevor Rees-Jones, into our esteemed Ring of Entrepreneurs.

Freedom Day 2014 - United We Serve!

This year, on September 11th 2014, we’re calling on you to join our troops as we dedicate this year’s Freedom Day to our veterans. How can you join our expected army of 911+ volunteers?

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