The Dallas Foundation and the Dallas CPA Society are celebrating the change-makers who dedicate their time and talents to making our community a better place for everyone.
Nominations for the inaugural Young Philanthropist Award were accepted by the Dallas CPA Society for individuals under the age of 40 who have significantly impacted a nonprofit organization in Dallas. The award, co-sponsored by The Dallas Foundation and the Dallas CPA Society, will recognize the volunteer's service while also giving a cash prize to the nonprofit of their choice.
This year's finalists were announced during the Dallas CPA Society Chapter Holiday Party on December 13 . They are:
Alison Daubert - Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP
Extremely passionate about breaking the cycle of poverty for children during their formative years, Ali actively participated as a mentor in the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. YWPN is a nonprofit agency that partners with public school districts across the state of Texas to operate the largest network of all-girls, public, college preparatory schools in the nation. Being part of YWPN has allowed Ali to work closely with college-bound seniors at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School in Dallas.
Emily George – BKD, LLP
Emily’s deep dedication and desire to help nonprofits make a big impact led her to Africa Family Rescue, a faith-based nonprofit organization designed to restore hope and dignity to families, communities and churches affected by extreme poverty in Africa. Since 2014, Emily has assisted with financial reporting, payroll management, compiling 990 information, and more. By volunteering her financial knowledge and providing pro bono accounting support to the organization, she has enabled Africa Family Rescue to better focus on their mission..
Tania Sederdahl – Bland Garvey
Tania volunteers at Joni and Friends, a ministry dedicated to extending the love and message of Jesus Christ to people who are affected by disability around the world. Tania’s love for her Dallas community and her personal connection to those served by the organization drew her to the Joni and Friends. Tania’s sister has special needs and therefore she is acutely aware of the challenges that families and individuals face when life takes them on this journey.
The Young Philanthropist Award will be presented at the Dallas CPA Society Annual Meeting in January 2019.