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04/03/2014

Purple Stride raises funds and awareness for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Courtesy photos

Dallas Art Fair

With the cultivation of the world’s largest contiguous art district, all eyes are on Dallas as an epicenter for the creation of visual arts. Through its foundation, DAF has contributed more than $350,000 to support and promote the hardworking artists and artisans who’ve made our city a dynamic cultural destination.

14-Dallas-Art-Fair-2013-Preview-Gala-Shan Raoufi, Hudson

Shan Raoufi, Hudson

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society

It’s not about looking back. PCHPS’s mission is about envisioning a future that preserves the best of distinct architecture and iconic design across all ages. The group’s annual home tour offers a peek into the rich history of the Park Cities, and funds raised go toward a scholarship for HP graduates pursuing an interest in architectural restoration and preservation.

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Brian and Marcella Wildes, Jann Mackey

Friends of the University Park Public Library 

Keeping a local library relevant goes beyond the Dewey Decimal System. The Friends of the University Park Public Library provides not only a vibrant collection of books, but also a large and growing collection of digital materials to the 23,000 residents of University Park  as well as HPISD residents and the surrounding area. The Friends also support the Library with funds, volunteers and programming.

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Suzanne Roberts, Dawn and Steve Moore

 Council for Life

Helping Dallas-area residents make life-supporting choices means raising funds and public awareness. Since 2001, Council for Life has donated more than $4.7 million to local non-profit organizations that empower women, men and youth to do just that. In addition, the Council assists birth mothers to have a confident transition back into life after delivery. Members work through faith and education rather than legislation. 1106- Heather Cooper, Lisa Troutt, Martha Edwards

Heather Cooper, Lisa Troutt, Martha Edwards

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Receiving a diagnosis such as pancreatic cancer can be daunting. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network gives these patients hope through a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research and support. Their efforts helped increase funding for pancreatic cancer research from the National Cancer Institute from just over $17 million in 1999 to nearly $105 million in 2012.

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Purple Stride raises funds and awareness for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

HPISD Foundation

Being simply “Mad for Plaid” makes a real difference for Highland Park ISD. The HPISD Education Foundation and the Alumni Association hosts the Mad for Plaid fundraiser, which raises millions for the district every year. The foundation contributes approximately $3,000 to each teacher’s salary and also helps fund technology and professional training.

Mad For Plaid Grandparents Committee Sally Cullum Holmes, Julie Ann O'Connell and Margo Goodwin

Sally Cullum Holmes, Julie Ann O’Connell, Margo Goodwin.

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