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Dallas Foundation rewards good works of budding young philanthropists

Dallas Foundation rewards good works of budding young philanthropists

paige chenault, cassie evans, stephen holley, brittany byrd, j mack slaughter, good works under 40
Paige Chenault, Cassie Evans, Stephen Holley, Brittany K. Byrd, J. Mack Slaughter Jr. Photo by Jason Janik Photography
stephen holley, david corrigan, good works under 40
Stephen Holley, David Corrigan Photo by Jason Janik Photography
Molly and Stephen Holley, Mary Jalonick, Pagett and Mike Gosslee, good works under 40
Molly Holley, Stephen Holley, Mary Jalonick, Pagett Gosslee, Mike Gosslee Photo by Jason Janik Photography
Matt Wilson, John Cole, Catharine Flagg, Liz Healy
Matt Wilson, John Cole, Catherine Flagg, Liz Healy Photo by Jason Janik Photography
Loren Koziol, Lesley Martinelli, Roberto Moreno, good works under 40
Loren Koziol, Lesley Martinelli, Roberto Moreno Photo by Jason Janik Photography
Brittany Byrd, Rico Byrd, good works under 40
Brittany Byrd, Rico Byrd Photo by Jason Janik Photography
Courtney Underwood, Catherine Carr, Good Works Under 40
Courtney Underwood, Catherine Carr Photo by Jason Janik Photography
Colin Chanault, Paige Chanault, Ashlee Kleinert, Chris Kleinert, Good Works Under 40
Colin Chenault, Paige Chenault, Ashlee Kleinert, Chris Kleinert Photo by Jason Janik Photography
Byron Sanders, Paige Chenault, good works under 40
Byron Sanders, Paige Chenault Photo by Jason Janik Photography
Bob Mong, Mary Jalonick, good works under 40
Bob Mong, Mary Jalonick Photo by Jason Janik Photography
Amir Rupani, David Corrigan, Britton Banowsky, Bob Mong, good works under 40
Amir Rupani, David Corrigan, Britton Banowsky, Bob Mong Photo by Jason Janik Photography
paige chenault, cassie evans, stephen holley, brittany byrd, j mack slaughter, good works under 40
stephen holley, david corrigan, good works under 40
Molly and Stephen Holley, Mary Jalonick, Pagett and Mike Gosslee, good works under 40
Matt Wilson, John Cole, Catharine Flagg, Liz Healy
Loren Koziol, Lesley Martinelli, Roberto Moreno, good works under 40
Brittany Byrd, Rico Byrd, good works under 40
Courtney Underwood, Catherine Carr, Good Works Under 40
Colin Chanault, Paige Chanault, Ashlee Kleinert, Chris Kleinert, Good Works Under 40
Byron Sanders, Paige Chenault, good works under 40
Bob Mong, Mary Jalonick, good works under 40
Amir Rupani, David Corrigan, Britton Banowsky, Bob Mong, good works under 40

The Dallas Foundation recently bestowed the 2013 Good Works Under 40 Award on former U.S. Navy SEALs Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley, co-founders of Carry the Load, during an intimate reception at the Old Parkland campus. The award highlights the work of outstanding volunteers under the age of 40.

“These veterans’ passion for service, both in the military and now in civilian life, is boundless,” said Mary M. Jalonick, president of the Dallas Foundation. “Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley exemplify the drive, commitment and savvy that the next generation of philanthropists and nonprofit executives will need to face the challenges confronting our community.”

Four other exemplary volunteers were finalists for the Good Works Under 40 Award: Brittany K. Byrd, who founded Girls Embracing Mothers; Paige Chenault, founder of the Birthday Party Project; Cassie Evans, a volunteer for SPCA of Texas; and J. Mack Slaughter Jr., M.D., who volunteers with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Bruce and Holley’s award came with an $8,000 contribution to the nonprofit they created. Each of the finalists received a $2,500 contribution to the nonprofit they support.

Established in 2011, Carry the Load raises money for groups that aid veterans, active duty military personnel, first responders and the families of all those groups. The group aims to restore Memorial Day’s status as a solemn national holiday and to honor the sacrifices of those who serve their country and their community. Carry the Load’s best-known event is a 20-hour memorial march in Dallas over the Memorial Day weekend.