United to Learn named Beneficiary of The Crystal Charity Ball

The Crystal Charity Ball grant enables U2L to double literacy achievement in Southern Dallas Schools

United to Learn is delighted to announce that we have been selected as an upcoming beneficiary of $1.2 million from the annual The Crystal Charity Ball fundraiser coming this December 2022, joining an impressive list of local children’s nonprofit organizations. These future grant funds will allow U2L to put targeted initiatives in practice that will aim to double literacy rates in 21 schools across Southern Dallas.

Following months of research, interviews, and presentations, the CCB team invited United to Learn to present to their full membership. United to Learn Founder & CEO Abigail Williams, Leonides Gonzalez Cigarroa MD Elementary School Principal Douglas Burak, and Former Dallas ISD Trustee Miguel Solis presented to the 100 active voting members.

United to Learn was announced as a beneficiary after the final round of presentations on Friday, February 4, 2022.

“United to Learn is delighted to be confirmed as beneficiaries of The Crystal Charity Ball,” says Abby Williams. “The most rewarding piece of this process is knowing the members believe in the impact we can make together toward literacy achievement in Dallas. We will work hard to ensure that our tailored literacy training, tools, and tutors will accelerate student performance across 21 U2L Schools.”

We are proud to be named among this group of beneficiaries, doing important work for Dallas children:

  • The Agape Clinic
  • Baylor Oral Health Foundation for Texas A&M College of Dentistry
  • Behind Every Door
  • Educational First Steps
  • Family Compass
  • Hope Supply Co.
  • Southwestern Medical Foundation for the benefit of UT Southwestern

Since 1952, the sole purpose of The Crystal Charity Ball has been to aid, support and make contributions to children’s charities in Dallas County.  As a nonprofit organization, independent of any national affiliation, members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee have distributed more than $175 million to 153 worthy beneficiaries over the past 70 years.

Each year begins with the Charity Selection process of vetting agencies that serve Dallas County children.  At the conclusion of this four month process in early February, the Beneficiaries are announced.  The next nine months are spent working hard raising significant funds for specific projects of the selected Beneficiaries.  Once all the committed funds are raised it is time to celebrate.  A celebration ball is held in honor of generous donors to express appreciation.

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