The Nonprofit Network Committee has been established by the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce to connect local nonprofits to the business community and help charities remain successful by reaching their goals. The Nonprofit Network is an up-to-date listing of identified needs from local and regional nonprofits, from donations to board members. Scroll down to view the needs of each nonprofit, as well as upcoming events for each and ways to get involved.


Teddie Story, CEO


Phone: 972-721-9181 Ext. 203

Top 3 Needs:

Food donations; view food list at:

Donate 8 ½ x 11-inch copy paper;  Irving Cares uses 10 to 15 reams of copy paper monthly

Donate toilet paper; Irving Cares gives 1,000 rolls to our clients monthly


Upcoming Events:

The Great Harvest, An Evening to Care

Sept. 26, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel & Resort, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving

Cydney Roberts, Chairperson


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Chamber CEOs to spend one hour of their time at Irving Cares to see how programs work and the clients we serve



Jeanne Reyer, Executive Director


Phone: 214-630-5765 Ext. 314


Top 3 Needs:

Corporate relationships

Children’s goods



Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Connect the nonprofit with the business community



Doug Fox, Executive Director


Phone: 972-986-8898


Top 3 Needs:

Strategic partners – supporting financially and volunteering for one of our focus areas:

childhood obesity, at-risk teens and/or school-readiness

Program space throughout the community for families without transportation

Qualified, interested and passionate individuals to consider a three-year term on the board


Upcoming Events:

Summer sports and aquatics programs ($10-$30 subsidy for 150 Irving children)

Free eight-week Family Wellness program in English and Spanish

Free Summer Play & Learn = Empowering caregivers to play a more active roll in prepping their children for school


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Invite CEO’s of large Metroplex nonprofits (YMCA, United Way, Salvation Army, Komen, etc…) as a panel to give their prospective for the next five to 10 years in the nonprofit world.



Diana Franzetti, Executive Director


Phone: 972-263-0506


Top 3 Needs:


Irving resident with experience in PR/Communications field who might be interested in board membership;

For both emergency safe shelter and transitional housing, paper goods, toiletries, bus passes, items for the thrift store, food and clothing;

Groups of volunteers at the shelters to paint, flooring, window dress, bed linens,  small repairs, small appliances etc.


Upcoming Events:

Annual Chocolate and Chic fundraising luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway in Grand Prairie. Keynote Speaker: Dale Hansen, WFAA Sportscaster


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Chamber breakfast, lunch-and-learn, or reception to increase awareness of Brighter Tomorrows


Citizens Development Center

Virginia Lockwood, Director of Development


Phone: 214-637-2911 Ext. 180


Top 3 Needs:

Broader exposure to business owners and human resource directors to find work for individuals with disabilities in the community

Fill open board spots with dedicated professionals from diverse industries and cultures

Increase donor base to include individuals and corporations who have the capacity to donate annually


Upcoming Events:

Dash for Dignity Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014; 5K and 1 mile family fun run/walk/roll

Ongoing tours of Citizens Development Center’s WorkCenter every first and third Wednesday of the month


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Industry-specific networking events with business managers and human resource departments

Philanthropy day for chamber nonprofits to present their giving priorities, applying funds, volunteer needs and benefits of becoming involved with local nonprofits


Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Daneshe “Dani” Bethune, Regional Executive Director


Phone: 469-248-4505


Top 3 Needs:





Upcoming Events:

Bright Realty Golf Tournament Monday, May 5, 2014 at Lakes at Castle Hills, 699 Lady of the Lake Blvd. in Lewisville

AMX Clay Shoot Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Elm Fork Shooting Sports, 10751 Luna Road in Dallas

Taste of Fort Worth Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street in Fort Worth


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Showcase an Irving nonprofit at chamber networking events, charge a nominal fee with the funds split between the Chamber and the nonprofit

Play a game or icebreaker to help individuals connect with more folks in the room



Lindsay Zimmerman, Deputy Director of Philanthropy


Phone: 214-743-1200


Top 3 Needs:

Financial support to underwrite medication, therapy and treatment

Volunteer groups to host supply drives and adopt special projects, such as Yes We Care bags (basic toiletries) and Housewarming basket projects

Businesses and groups to adopt “angels” during holidays at Metrocare and help provide for families during the holiday season


Upcoming Events:

Unraveling Autism from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014

2nd annual Run with Metrocare 5K at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Bachman Lake in Dallas




Phone: 972-721-3601


Top 3 Needs:

Nonprofits where teens can help for restitution hours – this is ongoing


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Leadership for kids, especially the ones who are not at the top of their class


Family & Leadership

Joyce White

Empowerment Network (FLEN)


Phone: 214-928-9494


Top 3 Needs:

Find a building to house our Crumbs Job Skills Training Program (for low-income and housing for unstable adults and families) and Crumbs Jr. Career Advancement Program for at-risk youth


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Share information about our program, our needs and the impact this effort will have on the community in a five- to 10-minute presentation with a Q & A following.


Communities in Schools

Alex Wilson

Dallas Region, Inc.


Phone: 214-827-0955 Ext. 259


Top 3 Needs:

Additional support for our core program

Funding for additional after-school snacks for the at-risk students in the program

Enhanced organizational marketing tools (website) to engage stakeholders and solicit more donors


Upcoming Events:

13th Annual Kids Come First Partners Roundup Gala

3rd Annual Flowserve Golf Tournament at Hackberry Creek

CISDR’s Dream Achievers Luncheon

Adopt an Angel Project


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Programs that highlight the work of CISDR and the impact in the Irving Community


American Cancer Society

Sarah Frye, Senior Specialist – Distinguished Events


Phone: 214-819-1213


Top 3 Needs:

Opportunities to meet with local businesses interested in community engagement

Forum to collaborate with other nonprofits in the area

Opportunities to market services to the community


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Large scale health or involvement fair

Meet-and-greet with corporate community liaisons and nonprofits

Learning series from a business standpoint on what they are looking for in partnerships with nonprofits


Irving Interfaith Clinic

Monica Ellington, Executive Director


Phone: 469-800-1000


Top 3 Needs:

Group health/dental insurance – pool nonprofits to offer affordable healthcare to employees

Nonprofits hotline for resources (excluding funding), such as needs for loaner equipment, used furniture, etc.


Upcoming Events:

Prayer Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon March 21, 2014 at Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 N. O’Connor Road in Irving


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

Vetting process for nonprofits

Launch a one-year educational program to the general public to raise awareness

Get all Irving households to participate in nonprofit giving at any level



Marguerite Korkmas, President


Phone: 972-831-8818

Top 3 Needs:

Sponsorship and donations

Board members and volunteers


Upcoming Events:

Mariachi Vargas, the world’s best mariachi in full concert with ISO, March 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

Grande Finale, ISO performing the best known secular cantata Carmina Burana for choir, soloists and orchestra on April 12 at Irving Arts Center.


Chamber Ideas Beneficial to Nonprofits

ISO board member from the Chamber, Chamber board member from the ISO and Chamber sponsored event benefitting nonprofits.