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Robert Francis
Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

Daphne Barlow Stigliano, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, has been named a 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader for her dependability and dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieve great futures. Through a national partnership, Maytag and Boys & Girls Clubs of America selected Stigliano as one of 25 leaders nationwide to receive the distinction, which includes a $20,000 grant to help the club deepen its impact in the local community. The award recognizes club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth and are dependable and exceptional role models. “Receiving the Maytag Dependable Leader award is such a great honor. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Fort Worth organization,” Stigliano said. The Greater Fort Worth club, one of the largest affiliates in the country, serves more than 14,000 youth ages 6-24 and focuses on achieving academic success, healthy lifestyles and citizenship. Stigliano has led the club for nearly seven years; she started in 1998 as a volunteer and joined as an employee in 2001. The club has six branch locations, nine gang-intervention sites and multiple outreach programs, including Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search in the schools. Membership is $10 per year and no child is turned away for inability to pay. For information, visit www.FortWorthKids.org or call 817-834-4711.

Texas Rangers grants available The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation is accepting grant proposals for youth baseball and softball programs in the club’s five-state broadcasting region. Grant requests will be accepted through June 30 from nonprofit organizations that specifically support baseball or softball for children ages 18 and under in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. This is the second consecutive year for the project. In 2012, the foundation awarded seven grants to Paris Breakfast Optimist Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of Denison, East Wilco Challenger Sports, Battiest Baseball Team sponsored by Battiest Public School, RBI Austin, Arlington Girls Softball Association and Azle Little League. For more than 20 years, the Rangers foundation has supported youth baseball and softball through financial contributions and in-kind support. Since 1991, the foundation has helped construct 12 youth ballparks and provides funding for more than 2,300 youth to play baseball under the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program in Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas. For information, visit texasrangers.com/grants.

Baker-Finch at Hogan breakfast Ian Baker-Finch, PGA Tour player, CBS golf analyst and winner of both the Colonial and the Open Championship, will be the guest speaker at the Ben Hogan Breakfast Club on May 24 at the Ben Hogan Learning Center in Fort Worth. The breakfast will be 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and is expected to be a sell-out. Only the first 150 reservations will be accommodated. The cost is $20 for members and guests of members, $30 for non-members, or a $100 one-time initiation fee. To reserve a seat, reply to info@benhoganfoundation.org or call Ben Hogan Foundation Executive Director Robert Stennett at 817-301-9934.

Toiletry drive benefits seniors May is Older Americans Month and The Stayton at Museum Way is participating in The Toiletry Challenge to collect toiletries for seniors in need. The Stayton is partnering with the Fort Worth Police Department, Adult Protective Services and Tarrant Area Gerontological Society, and is serving as a drop-off location. The drive ends on May 22. The Stayton is located at 2501 Museum Way in Fort Worth.

Coldwell Banker supports charities From Feb. 1 to April 15, the 14 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area challenged each other to place as many outgoing referrals as possible. The winning office earned a cash donation for its favorite local charities. The Keller office, located at 800 S. Main St., was the winner. The staff shared the $20,000 winnings among Angel Paws, Emily’s Smile Boxes and Tarrant Area Food Bank. The funds were provided by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage CARES Foundation.

FTSI employees give to United Way Employees of FTS International recently celebrated their first-ever giving campaign for United Way with a check presentation for $80,500 to United Way of Tarrant County. The campaign surpassed its goal, with 54 percent participation. United Way of Tarrant County assisted FTSI in organizing and running its employee giving program, but the funds will be shared among local United Way organizations in 11 states where FTSI operates. FTS International provides well-completion services for the oil and gas industry.

Cyclists ride for MS During the first weekend in May, dozens of friends, family and corporate teams took to the road to help stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks. The 26th Annual Bike MS: Sam’s Club Ride featured a two-day trek of more than 150 miles from Frisco to Texas Motor Speedway and back to benefit the National MS Society. One team from Fort Worth was the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s “UNT Health’s Angels.” The team started in 2012 with 14 riders and raised $25,000. This year, the team more than doubled its size with 34 riders aiming to raise $32,000. To date, the team has brought in more than $34,000 with time remaining before the June 5 deadline. This year’s team included five medical students who are cycling enthusiasts and three department chairmen. Departments from UNT also came out to Texas Motor Speedway to do evaluations and physical therapy. The goal is to raise $1.8 million this year to help support research and programs/services offered through the National MS Society.

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