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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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RadioShack rescue raises question of what's worth saving

NEW YORK — RadioShack Corp.'s effort to seek financing and stave off bankruptcy raises a key question for investors, analysts and the customers who've shunned the electronics retailer for years: What's worth saving here?

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North Texas Giving Day raises record $25.2 million

 

The fifth annual North Texas Giving Day exceeded all expectations by raising a record-smashing $25.2 million in 17 hours, surpassing 2012 results by $10.8 million.
The number of donations made on Sept. 19 doubled this year with 1,351 nonprofit organizations benefiting from 75,000 donations made from around the world through the DonorBridge website.


“In only five days since 2009, $60 million has been raised for local nonprofits on North Texas Giving Day,” said Brent Christopher, Communities Foundation of Texas president and CEO.
North Texas Giving Day was created by the Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management.
Donors started making their contributions at 7 a.m., with gifts coming from all 50 states and more than 35 countries. Twenty-six percent of donations were from first-time givers to their chosen charity.


Rocky Top Therapy Center in Keller raised the most money with $800,625, followed by The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command with $734,544 and E3 Partners Ministry with $464,645.


Prize winners include the 1929th donation, a gift of $10,000 to the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas thanks to The Dallas Foundation, and the 2013th donation, another $10,000 gift from The Dallas Foundation to Presbyterian Community Services.
The 25th, 250th and 25,000th donation prize was awarded to Dallas Wind Symphony, MakeAWay Charities, Dallas Area Interfaith Sponsoring Committee and Arms of Home, respectively, marking the 25th anniversary of Harold Simmons Foundation.
Bonus funds and prizes were contributed by Bank of America, Katherine C. Carmody Trust, Communities Foundation of Texas, Community Foundation of North Texas, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Hunt Consolidated’s Hunt Cares Campaign, Meadows Foundation, Rees-Jones Foundation, Sid Richardson Foundation, Harold Simmons Foundation and an anonymous donor.
The full list of prizes is listed at https://www.donorbridgetx.org/leaderboard/.

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