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Nonprofits: Ad agency-TCU contest offers marketing help for nonprofits

Ad agency-TCU contest offers marketing help for nonprofits

Charitable organizations across the Dallas-Fort Worth area can vie for a chance to win marketing/branding services in the first Mission in Motion competition.

Fort Worth advertising agency Immotion Studios and the School of Strategic Communication at Texas Christian University have partnered for the competition and will offer brand development and marketing communication services to three nonprofits.

The first-place winner will receive $8,000 in services from Immotion Studios. The two runners-up will each receive 300 hours’ worth of services from TCU’s School of Strategic Communication in academic year 2015-2016.

“We know that some of the charitable organizations with the largest mission don’t always have the resources to get their mission communicated,” said Lindsey Hurr, vice president of Immotion Studios. “Our goal is to help multiple nonprofits and we also believe that every person involved will be a winner because of the additional awareness, interest and support the contest will create for our local charitable organizations.”

Any nonprofit based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with a current 501(c)(3) status may apply at The deadline is July 1. The winners will be selected through a two-phase process. The initial phase involves online voting from July 13-July 27, while the second phase will be a panel selection. The five nonprofits with the most online votes will make presentations to a panel of representatives from Immotion Studios, TCU and local professionals. The winning nonprofits will be announced Aug. 24.

Community health center

to open in Arlington

North Texas Area Community Health Centers Inc. received a New Access Point grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department for a new center to deliver comprehensive primary health care in Arlington.

The Arlington Community Health Center at 1001 Randol Mill Road is expected to open by August. It is projected to serve 3,201 people each year with 8,000 patient visits when it is in full operation.

The center is a result of the bipartisan support of U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth) and U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth).

NTACHC currently operates two federally qualified health centers in north and southeast Fort Worth.

Multicultural Museum honors

six area leaders for service

The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum will honor six civic and community leaders at the 22nd Annual Dr. Marion J. Brooks Living Legend Award Ceremony on June 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Austin Event Center located at 1111 E. Berry St. in Fort Worth.

The award is presented to area residents who have dedicated their lives to community service. This year’s honorees are: Fort Worth City Councilwoman Gyna Bivens, Government; Gary Randle, co-founder and executive director of HOPE Farm, Community; Jennifer Giddings Brooks, Education; Martha Singleton Toombs, Business; Dr. Errol B. Bryce, chief of medicine emeritus at Baylor All Saints Medical Center; and Joseph Faust, director of public affairs at BNSF Railway Co., Public Relations.

“Each year we are humbled by the accomplishments of our honorees,” said museum founder Jim Austin. “The dedication and passion with which they serve this community in their respective fields is unparalleled, and we are proud to be able to recognize them with the Brooks Living Legend Award.”

For information about the award or the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum visit or call 817-922-9999.

North Crowley student golfer

wins Ben Hogan scholarship

Seventeen-year-old Conner Parish, a golf champion at North Crowley High School, received the Ben Hogan Foundation Mentor Scholarship for 2015.

The $100,000 award covers four years of tuition, fees and books at Texas Wesleyan University and a mentorship with Robert Stennett, executive director of the Ben Hogan Foundation.

Parish plans to major in business at Texas Wesleyan. He is the third recipient of the scholarship since it was created in 2014. The foundation plans to award five such scholarships.

The First Tee of Fort Worth, which teaches life skills through golf, nominates students who meet the criteria and have excelled in its program. The foundation then interviews the applicants and selects the winner.

The scholarship is the foundation’s largest one and the university’s largest privately funded scholarship program.

“We’re honored to partner with the Ben Hogan Foundation to offer these deserving students a full scholarship,” said university President Frederick G. Slabach. “Together, we are honoring Mr. Hogan’s legacy in Fort Worth.”

And the funds go to…

Texas Health Resources Foundation’s 22nd annual Puttin’ on the Pink Fashion Luncheon at the Fort Worth Convention Center on April 15 raised $215,000 in net proceeds to provide mobile health outreach services to underserved women in Fort Worth and surrounding communities. The Kupferle Health Board, which hosted the event, honored Rozanne and Billy Rosenthal with the Altruism Award for their more than 20 years of philanthropic stewardship in the community. … The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the symphony’s touring program to small and rural communities around the state. … More than $170,000 was raised at the 2015 Fort Worth Public Library Foundation’s 18th annual Cigar Smoker benefit. … Morrison Supply Co. donated $10,000 to the American Cancer Society from funds raised during the company’s conference and dinner in February. … Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram helped Bishop Elementary School in the Everman Independent School District raise $560 at a Drive for the Kids fundraising event May 7 during the school’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration. … Avanti Senior Living donated $1,000 for a new coffee bar at Seniors in Motion of Flower Mound’s new senior center. … The Fort Worth Independent School District has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Target Foundation to provide support to improve reading at 11 elementary schools through Leveled Literacy Intervention. Target, United Way of Tarrant County, Scholastic Inc., the Fort Worth Public Library and the Morningside Children’s Partnership are collaborating and leveraging resources to promote a culture of reading with families of FWISD students. About 20 FWISD teachers will attend training in September to learn techniques and ideas for small group instruction. … Design Inspirations and the Fort Worth Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club presented the Child Study Center with a check for $41,850 to benefit children’s literacy in the CSC Jane Justin School, …Four new Texas-based canine disaster search teams achieved certification by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, thanks in part to a local family who worked through Community Foundation of North Texas to help underwrite the cost of training. Since 2006, siblings Debbie Massingill and Michael Craig have supported Search Dog Foundation through the Richard K. and Lois B. Craig Family Fund, a donor-advised fund they established at Community Foundation. The new teams will operate as part of Texas Task Force 2; they bring the number of trained canine and handler pairs in Texas to seven.

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