by Jenny King, LD ’16
The sixth annual LDA in the Community Day on Saturday, January 27 is just around the corner, and we hope you will join us to volunteer. The 2018 focus of our service is Dallas’ southern sector.
As you know, our Leadership Dallas Alumni Association engages LD graduates in the community, keeping us informed about current issues and encouraging active leadership in volunteer and civic work. LDAA continues the great exploration and deep dive that each LD class experienced — learning about community challenges, strategies for improvement and potential solutions.
LDA in the Community Day is a fun volunteer experience and a terrific opportunity for LD alumni to come together, network and meet other alumni, as well as learn about community issues and make a difference. We are excited to partner with Leadership Southwest and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, and appreciate their support. Please click here to register today.
“LDA in the Community Day represents an opportunity to see, volunteer within and make a difference in the southern sector of Dallas,” says Cynthia Mickens Ross, LDA in the Community Day Co-Chair. “While the addition of a Starbucks at Southwest Center Mall was in the news recently, not everyone knows about the area’s topographical bliss of beautiful hillsides, lush landscapes and amazing homes. There’s nothing like it and you’ll have to see it to believe it.”
“There is so much happening in the southern sector of Dallas,” says Tim Maiden, Mickens Ross’ Co-Chair. “Join us and see what all of the buzz is about.”
We are volunteering with six agencies that are strengthening this vibrant community through their unique education and social services programs. With exciting economic redevelopment projects underway at and around Southwest Center Mall — soon to be renamed Red Bird Mall, its original moniker — it is an ideal opportunity to volunteer, hear from mall developer and civic leader Peter Brodsky, and work for a few hours to help these agencies.
“Projects are fun, impactful, and nearly all sites accommodate children ages 10+,” says Jennifer Chandler, President of LDAA. “We know this is a wonderful opportunity for Leadership Dallas alumni to bring our family members to serve alongside us.”
Donations for the Agencies
To help at two of our project sites, we are requesting that LDAA members bring new or gently used children’s books, appropriate for ages 0-13, to the welcome reception for LDA in the Community Day. In addition, we are hoping for donations of kitty litter, the animal shelter’s biggest donation need. Click here if you’d like to drop off your book or litter donations in advance of the day.
Community Day projects include:
While we aim to keep costs low for each project, there remains a basic supplies cost for LDAA to cover. We are seeking additional corporate support to help offset costs. Sponsorships range from Presenting sponsors at $2,500, Gold sponsors at $1,000, and Silver sponsors at $500, as well as opportunities for individual contributions. Please contact Brian Farragut at 214.882.1540 or email@example.com for more details. The LDA in the Community Day team appreciates your consideration. Your support will enable LDAA to make a Big D impact in the southern sector.
Register for LDA in the Community Day
Again, click here to register today! (If you are bringing family members to serve with you, be sure to include them in your registration count.) This day of service is a close-up, hands-on opportunity to learn more about redevelopment efforts underway in the southern sector of Dallas while making a positive impact on our six vetted and deserving agencies. Thanks for your support.
For additional information on the work of these nonprofit organizations, visit their respective websites:
If you have any questions, please contact your LDA in the Community Day 2018 Co-Chairs: Cynthia Mickens Ross at 972.979.1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Tim Maiden at 214.515.4058 or Tim.Maiden@frostbank.com.
Thank you for being a member of LDAA and for supporting our collective work to engage with and positively impact our community.
We look forward to seeing you January 27 at LDA in the Community Day 2018.
LDA IN THE COMMUNITY DAY
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Meet at Red Bird Mall
· Welcome Remarks, LDAA Leadership
· Brief Remarks about the Mall and Southern Sector Redevelopment by Peter Brodsky, Mall Owner and Real Estate Developer
· Breakfast served
Teams Depart for Agencies
8:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Jenny King is an LDAA Volunteerism and Community Outreach Committee and Co-Site Captain with Christina Hanger, LD ’17, for the Head Start Agency.
We welcome your questions and comments. To request more information about area businesses or to share an idea, contact us: