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Annual report 2019.

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Wil McCall and the Dallas Leadership Foundation

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KNOW CHANGE

Through its in-school mentoring program, Dallas Leadership Foundation sees young people as tomorrow's leaders.

Dallas Leadership Foundation equips local leaders in some of the most under-served neighborhoods in their efforts to reduce crime, increase community engagement, promote safety, and improve housing.
Through its in-school mentoring program, Dallas Leadership Foundation sees young people as tomorrow's leaders.

Dallas Leadership Foundation equips local leaders in some of the most under-served neighborhoods in their efforts to reduce crime, increase community engagement, promote safety, and improve housing.

Wil McCall and the Dallas Leadership Foundation

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WHERE WE WORK

Leadership Foundations represents a growing global network of 42 member cities, along with 51 more communities ready and waiting to join. In cities as diverse as Delhi, India, and Dallas, Texas, the Leadership Foundations network fuels transformation through deep and lasting relationships.

THANK YOU!

THROUGH YOUR SUPPORT,
YOU ARE MEETING REAL NEEDS AND HELPING TO TRANSFORM
CITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD THROUGH THE
POWER OF RELATIONSHIPS

THANK YOU!

EXTENDING THE TABLE

by
Dr. David Hillis, President
&
Randal Drew, Board Chair

Leadership Foundations (LF) believes that one of the most important images for our world today- and for that matter, one of the most important images lifted up in the bible- is the table.

One can hardly turn a page in either the Old or New Testaments without running into this image of the table. And throughout Jesus' public ministry, Jesus constantly found himself around the table with the unlikeliest gatherings.

The importance of the table raises two questions for us to consider that frame 2019 for LF:

Who is included at the table?
and
By sitting at the table, what is achieved?

Throughout this 2019 Annual Report, you will see who has sat at LF's table this past year. The 567,778 women, men, and children served by our network are those most marginalized in the cities we serve.

They are young people who were mentored, the elderly who were provided loving care, and overlooked grassroots leaders who were developed on behalf of cities around the world.

13,000+ volunteers and 1,700+ partners joined the gathering.

The LF table also included 188 different “servings” for those at the table: joint initiatives promoting reading, financial literacy, prison reform & rehabilitation, college access, healthcare, and legal representation, just to name a few.

Thanks to your support, you offered a veritable feast for those who sat at the LF table. But that is not all....

Like you, LF was doing its work of inviting people to the table in 2019 without any sense of what was on the horizon in 2020:

The COVID-19 pandemic and the heightened call for racial equity in the US in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

As these crises exploded in front of us, it became noticeably clear that our work in 2019—sitting at the table—prepared us for what lay ahead.

LF was poised to make an impact given our proximity to and investment in cities, the very places that were most severely impacted by the crises.

By being embedded in 42 cities throughout the world, the LF Global Network quickly pivoted to address these deadly realities in two specific ways.

1.

Through LF's COVID-19 Activation Fund, a plan was created to address three needs emerging from the pandemic: relief (which we are currently in), rebuilding, and rehabilitation.

In the relief phase alone, we have activated $5.25 Million through volunteers, meals, and supplies, bringing much needed assistance to the most vulnerable people in our communities around the world.

Our long-standing history and presence in these places, allowed us to create an agile and adaptive delivery system.

2.

Simultaneously, we have initiated the Propel Project designed to address the issues of racial equality and equity.

Over 50% of local Leadership Foundations are led by people of color, compared to 20% of nonprofits in the US, and we are dedicated to investing in this rich diversity.

We are convinced that as we do so, LF will be strengthened as a network, and can be a model of racial equity for other organizations and the cities in which we serve.

And so, thanks to your investment and involvement, the Leadership Foundations global network continues to find places to gather around tables together in 2020 (albeit oftentimes virtually)...

...inviting all a seat at the table in pursuit of including the many who still need to eat.
In Gratitude,

Randal Drew Signature

THE DALLAS LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION STORY

Leadership for the Long Haul

Dallas is a city with a rich cultural history, but it’s also a city that’s experiencing dynamic growth. That growth has created some deep challenges:
racial tensions on the rise,
deep-seated mistrust between citizens and police,
and a vast housing shortage.

Enter Wil McCall and the Dallas Leadership Foundation. Whether it’s helping prisoners reenter society, providing mentorship to kids in failing schools, or training neighborhood leaders, Wil and his team are using the power of relationships to transform Dallas.

Over the years, Wil and the Dallas Leadership Foundation have seen police chiefs and mayors come and go. They’ve watched demographics change and have had to adapt to a myriad of new challenges.

But by staying put over the long haul and inspiring diverse community leaders to unite for the common good, Wil is improving his city.

Dallas is just one of the many local Leadership Foundations worldwide committed to transformation.

“Our secret sauce is relationships. When we get people out of silos and coming together, the city begins to transform.”

2019 Impact

by the numbers

188

JOINT INITIATIVES

13,106

VOLUNTEERS

567,778

LIVES DIRECTLY IMPACTED

68.8 M

LIVES TOUCHED BY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATIONS CITIES

The $2.6 Million budget leveraged a further $48.4 Million through 42 members of the LF Global Network

Engaging Leaders of Faith and Good Will

Building the Capacity of Others

Developing Joint Initiatives

FUELING RELATIONSHIPS

THAT FUEL CHANGE.

We're dedicated to supporting our global network, harnessing the power of relationships to drive real and lasting change in cities.

ACCELERATED

GROWTH

We train, coach, and provide resources to leaders, giving them the best possible chance to succeed.

AMPLIFIED

IMPACT

Mobilizing 40+ cities, LF’s coordinated network takes on the biggest challenges facing our communities.

PROVEN

STRATEGIES

Tapping into 40 years of experience, LF distributes proven processes, all while freeing up local leaders to solve the unique problems in their cities.

SPIRITUAL

COMMUNITY

Leading by faith, we serve with love and compassion, building catalytic bonds that fuel real transformation.

2019 Financials

Expenses

$ 2,599,760

Revenue

$ 2,603,399

82% Program Expenses

$2,127,660

9% Community Engagement

$234,690

9% General / Administration

$237,410

43% Individuals

$1,126,427

35% Government

$905,605

18% Private Foundations

$475,000

2% Dues

$57,550

1% Special Purpose

$38,816

Revenue

$ 2,603,399

43% Individuals

$1,126,427

35% Government

$905,605

18% Private Foundations

$475,000

2% Dues

$57,550

1% Special Purpose

$38,816

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Barb Beard

Former Senior VP of Advancement, Greater Twin Cities United Way

Steven Carroll

CFO, Benchmark Plus Management

Doug Davidian (Emeritus)

President & CEO, DRD Associates

Wilna De Beer

CEO, Tshwane Leadership Foundation

Randal Drew (Chair)

Chairman & CEO, PARC Entertainment, LLC

Jack Fortin

Senior Fellow, Christian Center for Vocation

Augsburg College

Abhishek Gier

Executive Director, Catalyst Leadership Foundation

Wilson Goode Sr. (Emeritus)

President, Philadelphia Leadership Foundation & Amachi, Inc.

Scott Lewis

COO, Tech Startup Company

Barb Marshall

Educator-at-Large

Chris Martin

President, Knoxville Leadership Foundation

Mario Matos

Executive Director, Sinergia Leadership Foundation

Wil McCall

President, Dallas Leadership Foundation

Bill Milliken

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Communities In Schools

John Okamoto

President, Okamoto Strategies

Susan Patschak

CEO, Fawkes Financial Services, Inc.

Sheri Pattillo

French Connection Wines

Theresa Peek

Global Community Advocate & Strategist

John Richardson

Independent Director & Former CEO

Neil Shorthouse

Co-Founder, Communities In Schools

Nate Skow

Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Lisa Slayton

Founding Partner & CEO, Tamim Partners LLC

Osyris Uqoezwa

President, B&C International

David Ward

COO, (qp) global family offices

COLANGELO CARPENTER
INNOVATION CENTER
TRUSTEES

Carlos Austin

President, Pan-African Ventures

Anne Snyder Brooks

Editor-in-Chief, Comment Magazine

Colin Brooks

Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Scott Carpenter

Managing Director, Jigsaw

Kyle Coolbroth

Co-Founder & CEO, Fueled Collective

Jack Fortin

Senior Fellow, Christian Center for Vocation, Augsburg College

Patrick Grace

President & CEO, Grace Institute Foundation

Ann Holladay

Educational Consultant

Dale Jones

CEO, Diversified Search

Linda LeSourd Lader

President, Renaissance Institute

Cynthia Marshall

Founder & Former Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Charlotte

Dr. Paul Pribbenow

President, Augsburg University

Jim Shelton

Chief Investment & Impact Officer, Blue Meridian Partners

Jeff Smith

Managing Director, Generosity NY

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