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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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Women of EFNT dinner hosted by Kim Bunting, Business Access. Priceless conversation between these wonderful women business owners - Tina Young, MarketWave; Jolene Risch, Risch Results; Debra Brennan Tagg, Brennan Financial; Katherine Hoke, Shields Legal.
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Great news! We have just received a donation match challenge. Any $$ raised by EFNT between now and June 3 (as new members fees, Spirit sponsorship or cash donations to support Freedom Day) will be matched $ for $ up to a max of $7750. This would be a great time to activate your network of support for EFNT!! Thank you!

Employees of Roach Howard Smith and Barton are ready for the lunch service at Dallas Life. They will be serving meals to the homeless community that resides at Dallas Life. Thank you for using your EFNT custom project for the year!
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EFNT Engagement Captains - please note that our Dale Carnegie Training previously scheduled for June 3 is moved to August 5 from 9-11am. Please mark your calendars accordingly.

And the Winners of EFNT's North Star Awards 2015 are......(drum roll please!) ....RHSB and Shields Legal!!! We received some incredible nominations - so we want to congratulate all nominees for their wonderful work. We applaud you all and keep up the good work! Congratulations to the winners! We will see you at Spirit of Entrepreneurship Event on June 3!!!

EFNT's Plug 'N Play at The Resource Center yesterday offered a very hands-on experience for our volunteers from Hazel's Hot Shot and Younger Partners. Hazel's CEO, Dustin Marshall also working hard with his team! Great to see management and teams working alongside each other. The REsource Center serves the LGBT community in Dallas. EFNT's Plug 'N Play allowed volunteers to participate in their hot meals program - cooking and serving during their 9-1:30pm shift. Great job!
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Welcome new Engagement Co-Captains Heather Newman and Paige Venteicher from EFNT Member Company - Ad Giants! Ad Giants is Ready To Do even more Good! #EFNTMembers #ReadyToDoGood http://www.adgiants.com/
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Meet Jolene Risch of NEW EFNT Member Company - Risch Results! After joining our monthly orientation meeting this morning, Risch Results is Ready To Do Good! #ReadyToDoGood #EFNTMembers http://www.rischresults.com/
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Own your own business and change lives by teaching children how to love cooking and eating healthy! We're looking for enthusiastic people to join our team! - http://www.caraperkins.com/Cooking-Program.html

This was a special day when we met Minnie the first time! She will be missed!
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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Ms. Minnie Ewing last week. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to her family and the staff of Minnie's Food Pantry. You'll be missed, beautiful lady.
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EFNT presented the Community Champion Award at the Fort Worth Admin Awards luncheon today! Winner was Yolanda Stoner from Bell Helicopter.
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Member Company CEOs and Engagement Captains - It has come to our attention that our emails may be landing in spam folders more often lately. Make sure you add Sejal, Kimberly and Ann Marie to your contact list to make sure you receive all the announcements we send out...we don't want you to miss anything exciting!
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Attention EFNT Member Company employees: There's still room to Plug 'N Play! Register for the May Plug 'N Play with Resource Center: http://bit.ly/1P17S02. Register for the June Plug 'N Play with Back on My Feet - Peace, Love, Run 5k: http://bit.ly/1Ihp4dL. We hope you can join us!
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Attention EFNT Member Companies: going once, going twice...last call for North Star Award Nominations! Would you like to add this prestigious, one-of-a-kind award badge to your signature line? If so, nominate your company now! We'll be recognizing the winner(s) at our Spirit of Entrepreneurship event on June 3rd! http://bit.ly/1QUFriO
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EFNT Member Companies - a reminder that the North Star Awards nominations are due this week! We cannot wait to see them!

Shields Legal Group getting creative with their supply drive collection benefiting Project Transformation. Great work, SLG!
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Kudos to Frontera Strategies. They used their EFNT Custom Project to go build homes on National Rebuild Day this past saturday!
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EFNT Member Company Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP helped support the summer literacy program at Project Transformation by participating in our book/supply drive this week. Great work, MCG!!
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DBJ-EFNT session on Doing Business with Non Profits featuring Suzanne Smith, Jennifer Ware, Kim Bunting and Laurie Larrea.
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The 35th National Veterans Wheelchair Games are being hosted in Dallas this year. They need 3,000 volunteers! If you're interested in participating, visit the site below for more information. Registration deadline is May 1st. This is a great cause and a wonderful opportunity to give back to veterans from all over the country! We encourage you to share this with your friends.
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Eat, Drink, Change Lives. A subset of the CFT team enjoyed a phenomenal meal served by incredible young men that are learning new skills to better their lives. Chad Houser - you are a fine chef and loved the restaurant!
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Did you know that an hour of volunteer time is worth $24.66 in Texas? That means that EFNT Member Company Volunteers have contributed over $200,000 of their time to the community since the beginning of the fiscal year. Go Team!! http://bit.ly/1yvKUXy #EmployeeEngagement #Volunteers #EFNTMembers
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Meet Summer Xie! She's the NEW Engagement Captain (EC) for EFNT Member Company - The Vant Group. They've been members for nearly a year, but with a new EC in place they're really READY TO DO GOOD! If your company has chosen a new EC, or you're the EC and just need a refresher on EFNT's services and programs, you can attend any of our monthly orientation and on-boarding meetings. They're held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Visit our website for RSVP info - www.efnt.org. #EFNTMembers #ReadyToDoGood
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Meet Joel and Hillary Patterson from EFNT's newest Member Company - The Vested Group! They attended our monthly orientation and on-boarding meeting this morning and they're officially READY TO DO GOOD! http://www.thevested.com/ #EFNTMembers #ReadyToDoGood
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Let EFNT Make It Easy To Do Good. Here's how:

1) Pay an annual fee
2) Open a fund at Communities Foundation of Texas
3) Donate now to EFNT Fund

14th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship is just around the corner!

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 past year, we thought, “What better way to spend the day than by completing service projects for the men, women and families that serve our country?” Our EFNT Member Companies agreed, and we put together an army of over 635 volunteers, making it the most sizable Freedom Day yet!

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