West Dallas Community School was founded in 1995 to serve the families of West Dallas, one of the most under-served areas in our city. WDCS offers a private, Christian education for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Students gain a love and understanding for all that is good, true and excellent. We prepare our students to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.
ClubsHELP, a 501(c)7 foundation, was created to connect clubs with hospitals in their local areas to provide critically needed support for health workers as they care for victims of the covid-19 pandemic. Arcis Golf was the first golf ownership and management company to step up and access its extensive and powerful club network and key vendors to provide resources. Every community wants to sustain their local hospital and heroic first responders. Arcis knows that strength comes in numbers and is committed to make a meaningful impact to those bravely combatting the virus, with grit and grace, from the frontlines each and every day. To pledge support or get additional information, go to www.clubshelp.org or text ClubsHELP to 71441.
Love Hope Strength (LHS) is now firmly established as the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundation. The organization was created in 2007, registered as a charity in 2008 (IRS #26-0528852), and co-founded by Mike Peters and James Chippendale. Mike is a 3-time cancer survivor and an internationally acclaimed singer for the Welsh rock band The Alarm. James, a fellow cancer survivor, is a respected insurance executive specializing in the music industry. Together they had the vision that LHS could literally, “Save lives, one concert at a time!”
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, providing access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families across a 13-county service area. In our last fiscal year, NTFB and our feeding network provided access to almost 72 million meals. The need for hunger relief in North Texas is much larger; to combat increasing food insecurity in North Texas, the Food Bank recently launched a 10-year plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.
Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 by Liezl and Ernie Els. The Els’ son, Ben, is impacted by the disorder which affects 1 in 59 children in the U.S. The world-class pro golfer and his wife have devoted their efforts to a game-changing, philanthropic project – The Els Center of Excellence.
The Els Center of Excellence is a world-class facility hosting leading-edge Programs and Services that are accessible to families and caregivers around the world. Based in Jupiter, Florida, the 26-acre campus provides on-site education for 300 students, ages 3 through 21. With all the essential components on one campus, the facility is the perfect hub for a variety of global outreach activities. This ensures The Els Center of Excellence campus’ positive influence is felt far beyond the boundaries of its walls. Once the campus is completed, the impact will be magnified!
Fundraising continues to secure funding for the Sports, the Medical & Research Services, and the Adult Services Facilities.
The United States Adaptive Golf Alliance (USAGA) intends to make playing golf a reality for the 20 million physically disabled who would like to play the game. Founded in 2014, the United States Adaptive Golf Alliance:
- is a 501(C)3 national coalition of adaptive golf organizations with common goals and objectives.
- includes 36 member organizations across the United States.
- provides adaptive golf to 20,000+ individuals of which 23% are wounded veterans.
Members are “grass roots” nation-wide adaptive golf organizations working together to provide competitive pathways - instruction, on course and competitions - throughout the United States serving individuals across all disability types.
The mission of Homes for Hope (H4H) is to work within the building industry forming partnerships with builders and their trade partners to create H4H income generating projects to provide financial resources to help support HOPE International and like-minded organizations which work to alleviate physical and spiritual poverty in the lives of families and individuals in developing countries throughout the world.
The Women In Golf Foundation, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a 501-C3 organization that promotes women in golf. The organization focuses on creating opportunities for females by implementing programs that develop leadership and life skills as they learn to play the game of golf competitively for business and recreational purposes.
Support and training are provided for female youth golfers early through college and entry into their chosen profession. The organization’s signature focus is on the development of women collegiate golf teams and identifying career opportunities within the golf industry and other corporate positions. To keep this focus, young girls are recruited and developed as a feeder pool for collegiate institutions.
The Arcis Career Exploration Events were curated to expose college students and athletes to the many opportunities in the business of golf. The inaugural event took place at Lantana Golf Club in Lantana, TX, with Keynote Speaker, Oris Stuart, Chief People Officer for the NBA, (National Basketball Association). The second Career Exploration Event took place in Los Angeles at the Oaks at Valencia Golf Club, with keynote speaker Dondre Whitfield, actor and avid golf aficionado.
Students from area colleges and universities attended to learn directly from content area experts about careers in Hospitality, Sports Management, Merchandising, Digital Merchandising, Finance, Technology, Green Grass, Leadership, Food & Beverage, Event Planning, Marketing, Digital Retail, HR Talent Management, Business Management and Consumer Experience Management.
These Career Exploration Events ignite the spark of interest and create an environment of inclusiveness and welcoming for everyone including individuals with disabilities, all genders and cultures. The door is open, and we are intentional about helping the leaders of tomorrow to enter and flourish.