Philanthropy

CREW IN THE COMMUNITY

CREW Dallas seeks to make a lasting, positive impact on our local community, far beyond the commercial real estate industry. Members of CREW Dallas contribute their time and efforts to their philanthropic arm, CREW in the Community, the dba of CREW Classic, Inc., a 501 c(3) charitable non-profit organization. CREW in the Community has had a history of philanthropy and service to the community from its inception in 1985.

CREW Careers Building Opportunities ®

CREW in the Community created this annual educational outreach event in 2004 and it became a program adopted by CREW Network Foundation and launched nationally. The Dallas program involves local high school students in a competition which focuses on the fundamentals of commercial real estate and the career opportunities within the industry. This one-day event allows the participating girls to tour a commercial property through the eyes of a developer and then work as a team to present their redevelopment concept to a panel of judges.

CREW Dallas Golf Classic

The CREW Dallas Golf Classic is the largest fundraiser for CREW in the Community and brings together more than 300 people from the industry and business community for a great day of golf and networking in the name of charity. Through the proceeds from this annual event, over $3.5 million has been donated to non-profit organizations whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in the community. CREW in the Community is proud to partner with the Dallas Women’s Foundation, UT Southwestern Medical Center and CREW Network Foundation for our annual grant cycle.

Philanthropic Education and Grant Making

CREW in the Community welcomes the opportunity and is proud of the ability to mobilize the members of CREW Dallas to assist thousands of women and girls in need. We believe this to be more than just our tradition. It is truly our mission. Through Philanthropic Education events that focus on the highest needs impacting our community to annual grant making, our members, sponsors and donors foster the creation of a world where gender does not limit opportunities or success.

Below is a short list of local non-profit organizations receiving grants from CREW in the Community through our grant making at the Dallas Women’s Foundation:

  • Brighter Tomorrows
  • Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • Children’s First, Inc.
  • Circle of Support
  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Dallas Healthy Start
  • The Family Place
  • Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Fred Moore Day Nursery School, Inc.
  • Galaxy Counseling Center
  • Genesis Women’s Shelter
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Interfaith Housing Coalition
  • Lawyers Against Domestic Violence
  • Leadership Dallas
  • Legal Service of North Texas
  • Our Friends Place
  • The Plan Fund (Grameen Foundation)
  • Special Care and Career Services
  • Susan G. Komen
  • Wesley-Rankin Community Center
  • The Wilkinson Center
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The following list is an example of the research funding in women’s health issues through our grant making at UT Southwestern Medical Center:

  • Dr. Coyle - Effect of Environment on Breast Cancer
  • Dr. Carolyn Mueller - Genotherapy Cancer
  • Dr. George Peters - Breast Care Fund
  • Dr. Nina Radford - Lipids Study
  • Dr. Schorge - CYR61 Study

CREW in the Community is proud to support the CREW Network Foundation with annual grants up to $10,000. In 2008, CREW in the Community became a Visionary Founder for the CREW Network Foundation Scholarship Endowment and has contributed over $60,000 since then to support future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate.

If your company is interested in supporting CREW in the Community with a sponsorship or donation, please contact Kimberly Hopkins at khopkins@crew-dallas.org.

Opportunities for CREW Careers Building Opportunities ® program can be found by clicking here.

 

CREW Network Foundation

CREW Network Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CREW Network, is the only charitable foundation solely dedicated to advancing women in the commercial real estate industry. CREW Network Foundation is committed to bringing more women into commercial real estate by offering programs like CREW Careers and UCREW that educate women and girls about the career opportunities in the industry; supporting CRE higher education and training through college scholarships and internships; and providing mentorships to those new to the industry. Learn more