Philanthropy- Our mission is to create life-enhancing communities.

Billingsley Company strives to create life-enhancing communities, not only for our residents, customers and employees, but in our surrounding community as well. We believe that a business’s essential reason for being is to improve lives through social responsibility, corporate citizenship and having sustainable and responsible business ideals. Our approach in giving, like so many others, is driven to thank all those in our city for the success they have bestowed upon us. Through giving, we hope and believe that our own lives are filled with purpose.

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Entrepreneurial Support

Billingsley is involved in several global entrepreneurship organizations that support international charitable organizations that facilitate financial help and business training for people striving to succeed in third world and war-torn countries.

  • Chiapas Foundation Provides small business loans to women in Chiapas, Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Colombia.
  • Grameen Foundation Helps the world’s poorest people reach their full potential, connecting their determination and skills with the resources they need.
  • Women for Women Int’l– Serving thousands of women in eight conflict-affected countries since 1993, this yearlong social and economic empowerment program provides marginalized women with the opportunity to learn basic business and vocational skills.

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Employee Programs

  • Billingsley Scholarship Program- The scholarship program was created to provide a life-enhancing experience for children of Billingsley Company employees by providing funds for higher education, including both college and arts magnate school scholarships.
  • Entrepreneurs for North TexasEFNT supports various local charitable organizations and facilitates community involvement and philanthropy for small and mid-size companies. Our employees work with EFNT to support local organizations like, North Texas Food Bank, Captain Hope’s Kids, Vickery Meadows Schools, and more.
  • Our multi-family properties and their employees support the surrounding communities through donating their time and funds to Coppell Cowboys High School Baseball Team, Friends of Coppell Nature Park, The Coppell Citizen’s Police Academy, The Colony Constable Drug Awareness & Prevention Publication, and Tommy Thomas Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament held at The Colony High School.

 

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Research

Billingsley desires to motivate and inspire excellence in the young and in scientific research.

  • National Geographic Young Explorers Society– This society is comprised of a group of amazing 18-25 year olds who are dedicated to exploration, conservation and scientific research through grant programs and public projects.
  • Theodora Ross Laboratory at UT Southwestern– Physicians and genetic counselors in the Cancer Genetics Clinic help patients assess their risk for many types of cancer, including kidney, skin, lung, breast, ovarian, colon, endocrine and prostate cancers.
  • The Center for Brain Health UTD– The Center for Brain Health is making enormous strides in improving brain health, identifying and treating brain injury and disease over a wide range of vital areas, from addiction to Alzheimer’s, and social cognition to stroke.

Educational Outreach

Billingsley supports a variety of educational outreach programs in Dallas.

  • Hockaday School– Hockaday is the finest private girl school in the country and a tremendous asset to the Metroplex. They provide a college preparatory education for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds.
  • World Affairs Council– The World Affairs Council presents around 100 programs annually, primarily focusing on the international aspects of business, politics, culture and foreign policy.
  • KERA– KERA is among the top three most-watched public television stations for children’s programming, reaching kids at an age when it matters most and opening a world of positive possibilities to help them achieve their potential.
  • Booker T Washington– Our next door neighbor in the Dallas Arts District and a spectacular Arts Magnet High School; we work behind the scenes to help give students the opportunities passion cannot.
  • Coppell High School Solar Racing Team– Students have the unique opportunity to not only learn more about engineering, but to operate and participate in a real engineering project from start to finish.

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Tom Teague gave us $5,000 a few years ago and said it was for us to do something meaningful for our employees. What a gift it was. He lit within us the joy of helping those we work with all day every day give their child a special experience each summer. We have not figured out all the best ways to do this but, by definition, whatever we do here is right. Just the idea, the caring and acting on the care, has already reaped great joy for us all. In 2015 … kids had experiences they might not have otherwise had.

-Lucy Billingsley