Sandra McGlothin: Making Philanthropy a Family Tradition

The McGlothlin Family

Over the past 25 years, Sandra Sedillo-McGlothlin has worked with her family to make Fort Worth-based Empire Roofing one of the most profitable companies of its kind. While their corporate reach extends from the Southern United States to Mexico, the McGlothlins are dedicated to giving back and strengthening their hometown — Fort Worth.

Given her family-focused approach to business, it was only natural that Sandra wanted her family to participate in charitable giving together. As fundholders at North Texas Community Foundation, the McGlothlins enlisted the staff to hold a series of family meetings to align their interest areas and identify worthy candidates for support. Through a variety of exercises focused on personal values, they were able to develop a family mission statement and shared philanthropic focus area.

Once the family’s focus area was defined, the Community Foundation arranged meetings with three organizations providing services within their areas of interest. As a result, the McGlothlins developed a relationship with Parent University at Manuel Jara Elementary School, which equips parents with the skills necessary to support their child’s academic success.

“Through the McGlothlin’s grant we were able to graduate 109 parents in the 17-18 school year! Their continued support is helping us launch our new 18-19 Parent University technology classes,” said Marta Plata, principal of Manuel Jara Elementary School.

“North Texas Community Foundation staff made a difference in the way we approach philanthropy and how we want to impact our community.” — Sandra Sedillo-McGlothlin


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