Campaign for Kids

A listen, look and give opportunity.

The CISDR Campaign for Kids kicked off on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Samuel Lynne Galleries in the Dallas Design District. This multi-platform campaign includes “Look, Listen & Learn” events throughout the year to raise awareness around the educational needs of high risk students and the work of Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, Inc. (CISDR). The Campaign for Kids aims to raise $300,000 this year to further the organization’s work in addressing poverty, mental health, poor socialization and other issues facing children in grades K through 12.

CISDR’s next event will be the Campaign for Kids’ Community Luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Thomas Jefferson High School in Northwest Dallas. Guests will gain additional perspective on efforts to improve the academic, social and emotional crisis facing students in our area. Seating is limited. Please click here to register online, or call Lisa Loy Laughlin at 214-827-0955 ext. 267 for more information.

Giving Levels

Help us “unlock” these achievements as we help students find their potential to do better, feel stronger and grow up smarter than they could have imagined!

Children’s Champion Circle

Major sponsors and donors above $100,000 will be inducted into our Campaign for Kids Children’s Champion Circle, with their name and logo prominently featured on all marketing collateral.

CIS Society

For donors who give $20-50k, CIS Society honorees will be listed on the CISDR website and thanked in social media posts where applicable.

Mind the Gap Club

For donors who give $500 or more a year to help a student “mind the gap” between success and failure with supplies and basic needs.

Student Sustaining Sponsors

Become a Student Sustaining Sponsor when you give annual gift of $100 or more.

Community Investors

Our Community Investors have an ongoing relationship with CISDR, providing us with gifts-in-kind that help students succeed!

Planned Giving Society

The Planned Giving Society will place the donor among those who have pledged a legacy gift, serving students well into the future.

Thank You

CIS Society
Dr. Bonnie Martin & Associates
The Carlson Foundation
Mind the Gap Club
Jennifer and Peter Roberts
In honor of Nancy Carlson
Lisa and John Runyon
Community Investors
Bird Bakery Samuel Lynne Galleries

Nancy Carlson, Honorary Chair

About Our Honorary Chair

This year we’re honored to have Nancy Carlson as our 2017 Honorary Chair. Nancy is an alumna of Thomas Jefferson High School. She earned a B.A. from Rice University and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. Since 1993 she has served as a partner at Carlson Capital, L.P. In addition to her work there, Nancy makes time to serve many other charitable organizations, Her efforts include serving on the boards of Rice University, the Dallas Museum of Art, and Dallas Theater Center. She also serves on the Executive Board of SMU Meadows School of the Arts and on the Board of Governors of the Texas Ballet Theater. The experience and expertise she brings will help us make the 2017 Campaign for Kids a rousing success.

About CISDR

For over 30 years, CISDR has been on campus addressing the needs of high risk children as they struggle to make it thru the school year. Support for these intensive services have come from a combination of school district allocation and past fundraising events such as our “Partners Round Up” and “CIS Soiree for Students”. This year, we invite our community to learn more and become involved in a cause that is important to anyone interested in what is happening on our school campuses. With the goal of raising $300,000 over the course of the year, we hope you will join us in this incredible endeavor creating true educational impact!

Join us on the Campaign for Kids as we answer questions that our community has about our local education system and the children we serve:

  1. Listen to the students, and what keeps them up at night.
  2. Interact with staff who will share stories of students we work with.
  3. Learn about the cause and effects of bullying.
  4. Connect to how this can impact you, whether you have kids or not.
  5. Ask questions you’ve always wanted to ask.