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Spirit of Entrepreneurship

This annual fundraising event celebrates businesses who are doing well while doing good by highlighting world-class entrepreneurs who have made legendary contributions to our community.
2013 Spirit of Entrepreneurship honoring Ebby Halliday Acers

14th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Stewarding a Better Community

The annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship event serves as a celebration of the hard work and dedication of good corporate citizens and the meaningful change they bring to society. This year's event was a night to remember as we inducted one entrepreneur and philanthropist, Garrett Boone, into our esteemed Ring of Entrepreneurs. This invitation-only event was held at Communities Foundation of Texas on Tuesday, June 3, 2015 and brought together 250 entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and community leaders to celebrate those doing well while doing good.

EFNT RING OF ENTREPRENEURS: The EFNT Ring of Entrepreneurs is an elite group of business leaders honored for their outstanding contributions to communities locally and internationally. These individuals exhibit a passionate commitment to corporate culture and philanthropy and have made an indelible impact on society. This year, Mr. Garrett Boone joined a prestigious group of legendary business leaders including Trevor Rees-Jones, Ebby Halliday Acers, Ross Perot, Ray Hunt, Herb Kelleher, T. Boone Pickens, Jim Keyes, Bill Lively, Roger Staubach, Craig Hall, and Charles and Sam Wyly.

NORTH STAR RECOGNITION: Another exciting portion of the Spirit of Entrepreneurship ceremony was the presentation of the North Star Award. This recognition goes to those in the EFNT community who have demonstrated a powerful commitment to making a meaningful contribution to our neighborhoods and to strengthening EFNT's network of good corporate citizens. Through their generous contribution of time, energy, creativity and resources, these award winners make North Texas the best place to live, work and raise our families. This year's North Star Award recipients were Roach Howard Smith & Barton and Shields Legal Group.

Thank You our 2015 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Sponsors:

Cornerstone Sponsors: Hunt Consolidated Investments, Mutual Capital Alliance
Platinum Sponsors: Catapult Partners, Core24, Sevin Rosen Funds, Zimbra, Patrick & Natalie Brandt, John & Nicole Weeldreyer
Reception Sponsors:ASI Business Solutions, Inc., Roach Howard Smith & Barton
Gold Sponsors: Beauty Kind, Catapult Health, Encore Enterprises, MHT Midspan, Montgomery Coscia Greilich, LLP
Silver Sponsors: Naveen Jindal School of Management
Bronze:Blue Cross Blue Shield, Risch Results, Nancy Marcus
In-Kind Donors:DHD Films, Platinum IDS, D Magazine, Komali, Zodiac Spirits, Ad Giants, Edward Baumann Clothiers, Carter Malouf Private Jeweler, JR's Assurance, SnapThePicture, Techscape