Our last holiday gift

We’re spreading joy through worthy causes

This holiday season, we’re giving information about the amazing work done by our social enterprise clients. In this last edition of our holiday sharing, we feature two organizations with long-standing ties to our firm and staff: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Social Venture Partners Dallas.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Wright Connatser Law is a big believer in United Way’s mission and effectiveness. As most readers are probably aware, United Way funds the work of many worthwhile nonprofit organizations serving diverse needs in the community.

Its primary focus is on equitable access for all North Texans in three critical areas:

  • Education: Its goal is to increase by 50 percent the number of third-graders who read proficiently at grade level, as this is an indicator of future success in school and eventual graduation.
  • Income: All North Texans should have the basic skills and tools to support themselves. The goal is a 20 percent increase in the number of young adults who earn a living wage.
  • Health: Access to health care is a primary determinant of an area’s overall health. The goal is to increase to 96 percent the number of North Texans with access to affordable health care coverage.

 

Wright Connatser is a long-time advocate of social innovation. Partner Bob Wright is a board member at United Way and chairs its Community Impact Grant program. He is also one of the visionaries behind the United Way’s social innovation program, having served as a founding advisory committee member and then chairing the program for two years. And the firm is a sponsor of The Pitch, the United Way’s competition for the best new social innovation concept.

This year you can “give hope” by donating to United Way.

Social Venture Partners Dallas

Another social enterprise organization close to our hearts is Social Venture Partners Dallas. Its mission is to seek racial and social justice in order to combat the ills caused by long-entrenched systemic racism in North Texas.

SVP aims to:

  • Connect and engage people, helping them make the greatest impact with their philanthropic giving.
  • Fund and strengthen nonprofits, helping them take their vital work, especially for kids and the environment, to a higher level.
  • Advance social innovation in North Texas so those working for social change can adopt new models to make an impact.

 

Bob Wright founded SVP 22 years ago and is its Chairman Emeritus. The firm boasts five partners and is a perennial sponsor of bigBang!, SVP’s social enterprise summit held each fall.

A donation to SVP is an investment in change for the better in North Texas.

Thanks for reading about the work these organizations are doing. We wish you a happy holiday season.