Spotlighting Forest Forward’s progress

Capital campaign to revitalize historic theater and its neighborhood hits halfway mark

Forest Forward is doing important work in South Dallas. And we salute the nonprofit organization’s progress in its capital campaign – hitting the halfway mark on its way to raising more than $75 million. Now work will begin on the Forest Theater restoration, with a grand opening slated for the end of 2024 in conjunction with the theater’s 75th anniversary.

Forest Forward is a valued client of the firm; Robin Minick acts in a general counsel capacity for the organization.

While the centerpiece is the historic Forest Theater, Forest Forward is taking a holistic approach to improving its South Dallas neighborhood. In addition to a performance space, the theater will have a large education facility as Forest Forward is working with the Dallas Independent School District and the Martin Luther King Jr. Arts Academy on arts education programs. The project’s plan also calls for mixed-income housing to be built nearby, with the goal of fostering economic and neighborhood development.

Elizabeth Wattley, Forest Forward CEO, was the first guest writer on this blog. She explains the Forest Forward mission in that post.