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"Be In Good Company" With Other Businesses That Are Making A Difference

The tide of social responsibility has swept over companies

“A good citizen.” When one hears that phrase, they might imagine a golden standard for serving their community. Images of volunteer work like running a food drive, or writing checks for a good cause, may come to mind. One might hear that phrase as a call to action and think about what they can do to serve the greater good of their community, their neighborhood or their whole city. 

A business can be a good citizen, too. Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is recognizing North Texas businesses that lead by example in corporate citizenship.

“Businesses play a pervasive role in the vitality of our communities,” said Dave Scullin, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas. “It’s important that we acknowledge and promote the good work businesses are doing, while also seeking a commitment for companies to collectively support their surrounding community.” 

The huge changes and conversations that 2020 and 2021 brought hit something of a “reset button” for so many people, shifting their community values and their priorities toward businesses that share them. The tide of social responsibility has swept over companies too, and many are learning to ask, “What do we believe in, and how can we help?”   

Communities Foundation of Texas has worked with more than 400 businesses to answer these important questions, develop better philanthropic footprints and leave greater legacies of community-engaging service that meets the "Three Pillars of Excellence" in the "Be In Good Company" model: Thriving Teams, Thriving Culture, and a Thriving Future. 

Companies that want to "Be in Good Company" must show commitment to at least one program or initiative that fits each of the Three Pillars of Excellence to receive the “Be In Good Company” seal of approval. This seal stands as a symbol of good corporate citizenship in North Texas for any company that is privileged to display it. 

So what can a company gain from giving back? Besides the seal of approval for proud display, being a member of the "Be in Good Company" program gives a company:

  • Inclusion in Communities Foundation of Texas public relations and media outreach
  • Distinction as a “Member Company” for the program
  • Access to curated virtual thought leadership content and programming
  • Complimentary attendance for two employees at annual CFT for Business networking events
  • And much more!

"Businesses are a platform to solve social issues," said Debra Brennan Tagg, president of Brennan Financial Services and a CFT trustee. "'Be in Good Company' creates a structure, a bridge, to engage this powerful force for good."

Brennan Financial Services is a “Founding Member Company” of the "Be in Good Company" program. 

“To lift ourselves up, we must lift up our community,” Tagg continued. “We want to highlight the businesses of all sizes that are doing incredible things for our community, and we are committed to our membership reflecting our community, including women- and minority-owned businesses.” 

Jan Rugg, coordinating manager of public affairs at Atmos Energy, said that they are thrilled to be in league with CFT's "Be In Good Company" as part of Atmos' "Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities" initiative.

Join these companies who have pledged to "Be in Good Company" so that CFT can shine a spotlight on all the good you’re doing in our community (deadline is May 30, 2022):

Accelerate Real Asset ManagementIndependent Financial
American AirlinesIntegris
American First FinanceLane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC
ArcosaLegacy Knight: Multi-Family Office
Armanino, LLPMarketwave
Arteriors HomeMarsh & McLennan Agency
Asava Consulting, Inc.Montgomery Capital Advisers
Atmos EnergyNETSCOUT
AxxessNorth Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Badmus & AssociatesNorth Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Bank of TexasPecan Grove Farms & Nursery
BFS Advisory GroupPGA of America
Bioworld Merchandising, Inc.Platinum Intelligent Data Solutions
Boeing Global ServicesRealCom Solutions
B-TRNSFRMD Consulting LLCReata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Capital One Services, Inc.Risch Results
Catalyst Health GroupRoundTable Technology
CONTI OrganizationRuthie's Fueled by Cafe Momentum
CoVericaSFMG Wealth Advisors
Credit Union Of TexasShields Legal Group
Dallas Business JournalStewart Law Group PLLC
Dallas Regional ChamberSunwest Communications
DeloitteSutton Frost Cary, LLP
D CEO Magazine / D MagazineTexadia Systems, LLC
DHD FilmsTexas Capital Bank
EO DallasTexas Health Resources
ES OnDemand/ES Holdings, LLCTexas Mutual Insurance Co.
Federal Reserve Bank of DallasThe Dallas Morning News
Fibroid Institute DallasThomson Reuters
Goextele Communications Software & Technology, LLCTruePoint Communications
Granite PropertiesTruist
Hazel's Expedited FreightTwo Roads Consulting
HiltiUniversity of North Texas System
Holland & KnightUrban Logistics Realty
HumanKind HRWeaver
HumCap LPWest Monroe Partners
Hunt Consolidated, Inc.Whitley Penn, LLP
ILE HomesZirtue
*List as of May 1, 2022

Through CFT for Business and Be In Good Company, these companies have been volunteering in the community during National Volunteer Month all April long. While National Volunteer Month 2022 has ended, there are lots of “anytime” volunteer projects available to help meet nonprofit needs that have been curated through Communities Foundation of Texas, check out ways to volunteer across North Texas here.

CFT welcomes companies who are serving North Texas well to apply for "Be in Good Company" membership by May 30.

So if your business or a business you know might be an excellent candidate to apply, click here to learn more about the benefits the recognition program offers, and apply today