Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust Gifts $150K to Coronavirus Fund | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust Gifts $150K to Coronavirus Fund

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is continuing to make a measurable impact on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, thanks in part to the Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee which donated $150,000 this week to our Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund.

“Our community is coming together like never before to battle this unprecedented situation,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “We’re profoundly grateful to the Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust, whose support and generosity is helping us meet the pressing needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.”

“The Bank is honored to have this opportunity to provide immediate support for our community needs on behalf the Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust,” said Debra Goldstein Phares, Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Client Director at Bank of America Private Bank. Mrs. Carmody established the Trust in 1957 to provide support for charitable organizations in Texas. This grant to United Way will continue her mission and intent.”

“Just this week, United Way awarded a second round of grants worth over $600,000 to 40 local nonprofits on the front lines of helping those affected by Covid-19. And it’s that ability to respond quickly that makes United Way so valuable in times of crisis,” said Kelly Garlock, Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Client Manager at Bank of America Private Bank. “United Way has strong relationships with their community partners who are on the ground right now, helping those with the most critical needs,” Garlock said. “We know our investment will be put to use quickly, efficiently and where it’s needed most.”

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: Apr 15, 2020