Hillcrest Foundation Gifts $100,000 to Coronavirus Fund | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Hillcrest Foundation Gifts $100,000 to Coronavirus Fund

Since 1959, the Hillcrest Foundation has sought to advance education, promote health and relieve poverty in North Texas—a mission that dovetails perfectly with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. And just recently, the like-minded foundation shared something more substantial than ideals—a $100,000 contribution to our Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund.

“This gift truly embodies the spirit of founder Mrs. W. W. Caruth Sr. and her wish to respond to the needs of North Texas charitable organizations,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Many North Texans will benefit from the Hillcrest Foundation’s generosity during this time of crisis.”

“United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has been an early convener in partnering with local funders to deliver immediate resources into our community,” said Debra Phares, Philanthropic Client Director for Bank of America Private Bank, on behalf of the Trustees of The Hillcrest Foundation. “On behalf of the Foundation, we are so thankful to be a small part of the valuable work of United Way and their team here in North Texas.”

About the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund will address immediate needs of all North Texans—as well as longer-term challenges that will affect education, income and health outcomes across our community.

The fund will support current community impact concerns including:

  • Shortage of supplies to meet basic health and safety needs (paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products and potentially food)
  • Extended closures of school, childcare, and after school programs, impacting children’s access to breakfast and lunch programs and parents’ ability to work
  • Immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service, retail and travel industries

In the coming weeks, our organization will continue to work with community leaders, including the Dallas County Health Department, school districts and our service partners to identify resource and service gaps and plan for long-term recovery.

This article was published on: May 12, 2020