The Shallow Ford Foundation exists to connect community and philanthropy for enduring results. We connect people and resources in ways that thoughtfully and meaningfully transform our communities with access, opportunity, and an enriched quality of life for all residents. A core mission of the Shallow Ford Foundation is to strengthen the people, places, and partnerships that hold our communities together, build new connections that provide opportunities, and ensure our area continues to be a community in which all people want to call home.
Lewisville community center celebrates official opening. Facility named after Mary Alice Warren, who grew up on the property and recently celebrating her 100th birthday. The center, which features meeting, conference and activity rooms along with a full catering kitchen and large covered outdoor patio, will fill the needs of many of the town’s nonprofit organizations and be available for general rental beginning in December. Programs, classes and other activities for the public are scheduled to begin in January.Read full article in newspaper
It has been more than 75 years since the end of World War II. More than 16 million Americans served in the Armed forces in WWII with 405,399 killed and 671,278 wounded. It was common for those who served not to talk about the war after returning home. This is the story of just one of the 405,399 killed and how it affected their loved ones. Jerome (Fritz) Burkel was one of those who returned home a hero, but no longer able to tell his story.Read full article in newspaper
Childcare is an essential part of a vibrant community. Its availability, affordability and quality significantly impact every aspect of family and community life — education, income and employment, health and wellbeing, and even a topic headlining recent news — our supply chain. The childcare shortage is not news for local families with young children. They live with the stress of finding reliable, quality childcare every day.Read full article in newspaper
When we think of a “mentor,” we might think back to that high school or college educator who taught us more than historical dates and scientific facts. We might think of a coach providing motivation or a fellow church member offering formative advice. A mentor can come in many forms.Read full article in newspaper