What’s WORTH It? #NextGenPhilanthropy

Recently, the North Texas Community Foundation launched year two of the WORTH: The Next Generation of Philanthropists on Thursday, October 13. More than 60 young professionals showed up to mingle with new and existing WORTH members and learn more about philanthropy while enjoying complimentary wine, beer, and appetizers.

The Community Foundation launched WORTH in October 2015 for the purpose of engaging up and coming leaders in community philanthropy. Members have the opportunity to learn about nonprofits and community needs in North Texas and think strategically about what effective, sustainable philanthropy will look like today, 25, 50, 100 years from now.

“It’s imperative that we teach the next generation of donors how to create a charitable legacy,” explains our President/CEO, Nancy E. Jones. “Our hope is that WORTH will inspire young professionals to seek out smart philanthropic solutions that maximize their giving impact and tax benefits.”

Through private investors matching funds, dollar for dollar, WORTH members help scale smart philanthropic investments up to $40,000 at their discretion. The $250 annual membership contribution to the WORTH Endowment Fund magnifies local charitable impact for North Texas and Fort Worth.

Those interested in the program are invited to attend our next event scheduled for December 6.

It’s a long time between 1908 and 2016. Here in Fort Worth in 1908, we faced floods that nearly wiped away 7th Street. We also completed construction on the Cowtown Coliseum over at the Stockyards, where it held the first indoor rodeo in the United States and continues to host events and rodeos today.

And the city and North Texas has only continued to grow and go further than it might have thought it could. Join as or sponsor a WORTH member today to help us continue to take the next steps.

For more information contact Garrett March at gmarch@northtexascf.org or call 817.877.0702.


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