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Arts Organizations Join Forces for North Texas Giving Day

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), ┬áDallas Art Dealers Association (DADA)’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship, and St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts (SMCA) will be raising money together on Sept. 19 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue. Volunteers who come to assist in the social media campaign will receive food and drink and be entertained by tunes.

North Texas Giving Day is an annual one-day fundraising event that has pumped more than $34 million into the North Texas community in four years. In 2012, the number of donations nearly tripled to 37,589 from 13,500 in 2011. Nine hundred and twenty seven nonprofits (up 50% from 2011) received grants totaling $14.4 million (up 35% from $10.7 million in 2011). The incentive for nonprofits to participate in Giving Day is the prize and bonus funding offered. There will be $1.5 million in general bonus funds for 2013 and nearly $200,000 in prizes. Each gift $25 and above made September 19 through will be “bonused”–2012 bonus rate was 7%. Giving Day could raise $20 million in 2013.

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. Visit The MAC at 3120 McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas.

Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the study of visual arts along with giving the students a gallery internship, a mentor, and an artist studio visit. The scholarship also presents a career fair at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, two juried exhibitions of visual art students’ artwork, a docent-training program, and biannual educational events. Join DADA for its Fall Gallery Walk Sept. 21!

St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts (SMCA) is a center for arts, culture and community in the East Dallas neighborhood. Founded in 2011, SMCA presents FREE live performances by groups such as Dallas Bach Society along with exhibitions by local visual artists in its newly refurbished Sundermann Gallery. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral is located at 5100 Ross Avenue, one mile east of the Dallas Arts District.


Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management and The Dallas Foundation, DonorBridge is the most comprehensive and free public resource for connecting North Texas nonprofits and supporters. For supporters, DonorBridge simplifies the process of gathering reliable information about nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, DonorBridge and its annual North Texas Giving Day serve as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. DonorBridge profiles more than 1,000 nonprofits, and since its inception, has infused more than $34 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community. for more information, or

Communities Foundation of Texas

Creating and presenting North Texas Giving Day are two of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in our community. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with families, companies and nonprofits to strengthen our community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds and has awarded over $1.3 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.

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