North Texas Giving Day 2015
North Texas Giving Day is one of the most effective ways to donate to White Rock Lake Conservancy. Not only is it easy – only a click or two to make an impact at White Rock Lake – but your donation goes further on September 17th then it will any other day of the year. The Communities Foundation of Texas solidifies sponsors in order to add a percentage or “bonus fund” to each $25-$50,000 donation received. This can really add up! In addition to the bonus funds, prizes will be given out to participating non-profits throughout the day. These prizes will range from $500-$5,000. As you can see, it pays to donate on September 17, 2015.
Last year, White Rock Lake Conservancy raised $5,000 on North Texas Giving Day. We are setting a goal to double that amount this year. We believe that so many of you are excited about the things the Conservancy is doing to help our lake that we can easily reach this goal of $10,000. All the money raised on September 17th will go towards the remaining phases of the Stone Tables restoration and future projects at White Rock Lake.
Phase 1 of the restoration of the Stone Tables at White Rock Lake was finished in the spring of 2015. This included a new roof, lighting and other improvements to the pavilion, repaired the walkway and water fountain. The original construction of the Pavilion and Stone Tables began in 1931 by the City of Dallas, later assisted by members of President Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps. After 80 years of use the tables are in great need of repair. The Conservancy’s special projects committee met with the Dallas Park & Rec department this summer to discuss the final phases of the renovation project. This should include repairing the stone tables, bringing the lily pond back to it’s original state and possibly the updating the restroom facility. With your donations on September 17th, North Texas Giving Day, we can get a step up on raising the funds for the Stone Tables restoration and begin to tackle the next items on the City’s Top Ten List at White Rock Lake Park.