Cumulative grants from CFT exceed $500 million.
Thanks to Charles and Ann Eisemann, longtime supporters of the cultural
arts, and a $2 million grant from the Eisemann Foundation Fund of CFT, the city of Richardson
opens the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations, a new
performing arts venue bringing artists and entertainers to North Texas.
Mary Anne Sammons Cree recommends two grants from the Rosine
Foundation Fund of CFT: a $1.5 million gift that expedites the design and construction of
“Wave,” famed Spanish architect, engineer and sculptor Santiago Calatrava’s
sculpture-fountain outside SMU’s Meadows Museum, and a $2.5 million grant for the Texas
Discovery Gardens, honoring her mother’s passion for butterflies, education and
conservation by creating the world’s first combination butterfly and insect immersion exhibit.
Through the J.A. Glass Fund, the Louis A. and Julia T. Beecherl,
Jr. Fund and others like them, CFT awards more than $250,000 to Goodwill
Industries for a new facility that will triple the number of people served at its West Dallas
An eight-year, $1.2 million grant from the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at CFT is given in
support of an innovative program called the Child Advocacy Clinic at SMU Dedman School of
Law. One of the first of its kind, the clinic integrates the knowledge and services of social
workers, pediatricians, psychologists and lawyers for children represented by Child Protective Services.