It’s no surprise that North Texas is the home to this annual tradition that supports our community in being a healthier, happier, and safer place to live and thrive. We need your help to set a new record again this year.
One of my favorite reasons to live in North Texas is the spirit and actions of generosity of the people and businesses that make this place their home. There is no greater evidence of this than NTX Giving Day, founded by Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) and sponsored by Amazon. According to CFT, last year the generosity of our community helped raise a record-breaking $66 million in support of more than 3,300 North Texas nonprofits.
Philanthropy - both giving and volunteering - is in the DNA of BFS Advisory Group. We host volunteer days with our team and clients, we serve on nonprofit boards to improve the lives of North Texans, and we support local charities through the BFS Community Lift Fund, which we established in 2017 to provide clients and employees with a company-based and donor-advised vehicle for charitable giving to give a hand up to local families. We will use the BFS Community Lift Fund again this year to fund our donations to local charities on NTX Giving Day.
Ready to get involved in NTX Giving Day also? Here’s how:
- Early Giving is now open for NTX Giving Day season. If you already know the nonprofit(s) that align with your passion and are ready to donate, you can use the search tool to find the charity and make your donation now, right here: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/giving-events/ntx22
- If you want to be a part of the largest giving day in the world but don’t exactly know where you want to donate or volunteer, you can use the NTX Giving Day filter to find a charity that aligns with the change you want to see in the world. If there’s a specific cause you’re looking to fund, there are many options for filtering, including, category, county, and if they have volunteer opportunities. Check it out here on our Giving Page: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/group/Bfs
- If you want to jump on the BFS Advisory Group bandwagon, you can check out our Giving Page at xxx and donate to one of the charities that we have supported in recent years. Or, you can donate to CFT’s wealth strategy, which helps the working poor to get the skills and training they need to be financially independent and resilient. We are matching the first $1,000 donated through our Giving Page to any charity.
In the meantime, tell your friends and family to save the official date for NTX Giving Day on Thursday, September 22. NTX Giving Day is one of the best ways to deepen your commitment to your favorite nonprofits in your own hometown and improve the community around you. We hope you join us.
Debra Brennan Tagg is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and the creator of the DBT360 Financial Plan, a proprietary program that helps her clients prioritize their goals, leverage their resources, and address their risks. She is the president of BFS Advisory Group and teaches the public and the financial services industry about the importance of values-based financial planning and investor education.