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If providing the space, tools, and skills for youth to create their best lives and a better world resonates with you, we invite you to get involved with our work.

Your time is valuable. Young people are worth the investment.

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Big Thought exists with the generous support of partners, employee contributions, community business donations, grants and individual supporters.

To put more opportunities in the hands of more youth, we need everyone’s support. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly towards providing the life-changing experiences youth deserve.

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Our Donors Make The Difference

Big Thought is grateful to the many individuals, foundations and corporations who make our work possible. This list is comprehensive of the donors who contributed to the organization in our last fiscal year (between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018).

Agnes Cluthe Oliver Foundation
Albertsons Safeway
Allstate Insurance Company
Amazon Smile
Baewer Eichorst Family Fund
Bank of Texas, N.A.
Best Buy
Better Together Fund
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
C. Albert Tatum III Fund
City of Dallas – Office of Arts & Culture
Communities Foundation of Texas
Crown Castle
Dallas County Juvenile Department
Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District
ELMA Music Foundation
Ernst & Young
Fossil Foundation
Freeman Family Fund
George and Fay Young Foundation
Graham & Carolyn Holloway Family Foundation
Greater Texas Foundation
H100 Latina Giving Circle
Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation
JPMorgan Chase
Katherine C. Carmody Charitable Trust
Lennox International
Liberty Mutual Foundation
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Louise W. Kahn Endowment Fund of the Dallas Foundation
Moody Foundation
Perot Foundation
Regal Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust
Sammons Corporation
Southern Methodist University
State Farm Insurance
Texas Bar Foundation
Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Instruments Foundation
Texas Women for the Arts
The Boone Family Foundation
The Dallas Foundation
The David M. Crowley Foundation
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
The Hearst Foundations
The M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
The Melville Family Foundation
The Pat & Neil O’Brien Family Foundation
The Pollock Foundation
The Rea Charitable Trust
The Rees-Jones Foundation
The Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation
The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation
The Wallace Foundation
US Bank Foundation
The Hoglund Foundation
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
United Way of Greater Atlanta

Karis Adam
Christa Acuna and Michael Deserio
Ruben Alayon
Bill and Purvi Albers
Clement Alexander
Beth Anderson
Kevin Anderson
Laurie Arnold
Marc Asher
Chrystal Badillo 
Sharon Hampton Balch
Glenn Baldwin and George Haynes 
Jeffrey and Gayle Barnes  
Sytire Bates
Michael Baughman 
Jonnice Berns  
Rusty Best
Jamison Bexley  
LeAnn Binford and Kim Campbell 
Mark Blaquiere 
Tynesia Boyea-Robinson and Keith Robinson
Jeanice Brooks 
Annette Brown 
Harry Brown 
Melvin Brown 
Christa Brown-Sanford 
Mary Burkhead
Donald Carkin 
Bre Clark
Matt Carroll
Eileen and Mark Cason
Evan Cleveland
Catherine A. Corrigan 
Annabelle Catterall 
Jacqueline Chen
Whitney Cochran
Sheridan Coerver
Maura Conley 
Richard Cordray 
Cecelia Criner
Barbara Crow 
Harlan and Kathy Crow
Angie Cruz 
Veronica Cruz
Quenesha Curry 
Rick Darlow and Chris Smith
Giles Davidson and Dan Waldmann
Gala Davis
Katy Decker 
Roberto DeLeon 
Viola Delgado
Sharon Denham
Phil and Sherry Dettle 
Robert Devita
Helen Brooke DeVore 
Brenda Dixon
Kristina Dove 
Shaun and Kelly Dowling
Stephanie Drenka
Tanisha Edwards 
Frances Eichorst
Mark Eitzen
Al and Sandy Ellis
Shannon and Anthony Epner 
Bethany Erickson 
Andrea Escarpeta-Davis
Nancy Farrar 
Regen Fearon
Chelsea Fegans
Ronald and Nancy Fellman
Chris Finley
Theresa Flores
Joanne Frantzen 
Cartsen Frederiksen
Donald S. Freeman, Jr.
Staci Friedel
Beverly Funk 
Vanessa and Jay Fuquay 
Beth Ganslen 
Doris Ganslen 
Gabriela Garcia
Steve Garretson
JoAnn Garrigan
John Gasko
Steven and Read Gendler
Amanda Gielow
Mickey Giles
Chris and Heather Gilker 
Jared and Laura Ginter
Lisa and Calin Giuroiu
Daniel Gluckstein
Carol and Mark Goglia 
Christopher Goins
Molly Goodall
Jennifer and Orion Gormer
Pam Gowens 
Ian Grieve
Brendan Hall 
Kymberli Hamilton 
Will Handy

Sally Hartman
Randee Paur and Mark Hefflefinger
Sheri Hemby
Jennifer Henderson
Michael Hendricks
Clayton Henry
Lorena Hernandez
Mary Hernandez
Kate and Mike Hetherington
Kentesha High
Julana Hill
Susan Holland Towey
Julia Hosch
Irene Hosford and Robert McLaughlin
Kimberly Howard
Lindsey Hughes
Frank Hundley
Randy Hyne
Somolon and Nancy Israel
John and Rusty Jaggers
Sarah Jenkins
Diana Johnson
Katie Johnson
Quodesia Johnson
Lauren Jopling
Connie Kallenberg
Richard Kastl
Bill Keslar and Sandy Baker
Karen Kerr
Josh Khutson
Amy and Jeffrey King
James and Terry King
Kristin King
Joyce Kinney
Carly Kinton
Amrit Kirpalani
Brad and Kim Kittle
Paul Krawietz
Lee Lamont
Jennifer Lan
Richard and Monica Latin
Carol Laughlin
Michelle Lawson
Anne Leary
Kristen Leiser
Melora and Bill Leiser
Laketa Levy
Whitney and Chequan Lewis
Tina Lin
Lucy Liu
Maureen Loach
Melinda Lockhart
Anne Logan
Jack and Mary Lowe
Martin Lowy
Michael Lozano
Robert and Nancy Luxen
Judy Macha Newmann
Grea and Nicole MacPherson
John Maloney
Victoria Mannes
Jem Marshall
Maria-Marwill-Magee and Anthony Magee
Danica Mathes
Linda Matthews
Alissa Mayhaus
Lisa Mazurek
Cheryl McCarver
Cathryn McClellan
Jeff McKean
Joseph McMullen
Melissa and Barry McNeil
Maria Mendez
Julian and Hannah Mensah
Kojo Mensah
Eli and Karen Mercado
Astrid Merriman
Bill and Terry Methenitis
Rachel Meyer
Kelsea Miles
Gerald Miller
Katlyne Miller
Ginger Miller Bodino
Ruth Montgomery
Peter and Nancy Muriungi
Katherine Murphy
Ruth Mutch
Natalie Nickell
Gabriela Norton
Caroline and Rick O’Brien
Sonya Odell
Erin and Shawn Offord
John Osborne
Stuart and Margaret Owen
Rina and Apurva Parikh
Susan Parker
Chereen Pasha
Daniel Patino nd Ana Luisa
Elva Perez
Ira Perez
Sarah Perkins
Hattie Peterson
Charles and Jane Pierce

Carleen Pirro
Molly Plummer
Marcello Pope
Pat and John Porter
Angelica Portillo
Caeson Potter
Martin and Elizabeth L. Price
Seandolyn Pullum
George and Jan Quesada
Rochelle Rabouin
Howard Rachofsky
Muthukumar Radhakrishnan
Sonya and Joseph Radtke
Amanda Rainey
Robin Read
Margie Reese
Trevor Rees-Jones, Jr.
Betheny Reid
Rosa Reifsnyder
Emily Robben and Eric Friend
Urissanna Roberson
Linda Rodriguez
Nancy Rome
Lizzie and Dan Routman
Richard and Vanessa Rowan
Susan Royal
Ginger Sager
Sarah Saldaña and Don Templin
Byron and Celeste Sanders
Cinde Sanders
Jan Sanders
Mollie Sanders
Ketric and Christa Sanford
Lisa Schmidt and Kelly Cotton
David Schulze
Enika and Richard Schulze
Jan Self
Rana Severs
Beth Sharma
Michael Shtofman
William and Sally Siegel
Mary Ann and David Siller
Terri and Steven Simoni
Shanna Sims-Bradish
Paul Smith
Martha Smither
Billy Snow
Dolores Sosa Green
Kristin Spanos
Sandy Stansbury
Pia Surgent
Susan Swan Smith
Jody and Grant Swartzwelder
Harrison Tassopoulos
Detric Taylor
Solomon Tention
Kathleen Thompson
Jennifer Tourje
Jacky Tran
Catherine Trevino
Holly Tucker
Sarah Vahora
Sarah Valdez-tate
Manuel Valencia
Audrey Van Buren
Natalie Van Osdol
Karim and Cathy Virani
Renata Vitale
Keisuke Wada
Liz Walker
Maxine Walker
Phyllis and Lonnie Walker
Teri Walker
Catherine Ward
Eric Warninghoff
Pam Watkins
Timothy and Susan Weil
Herschel Weisfeld
James Wells
Diallo West
Todd and Courtney Westerburg
Jane Wetzel
Gilbert Whavers
John A. White
Sheila White-Jackson
Larry and Mary Lou Whitt
Donna Wilhelm
De’Edra Williams
Sherry Williams
Virginia Williams
Suzanne Willis
Richard Wills
Frances Wilson
John Wimberley
Valerie Wong
Toni Lynn Woodruff
Shannon Woods
Kelley Worth
Margaret Yancey Xavier and Keith Xavier
Victoria Yakunin
Michael Yip
Judith Zeitlin