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Friends of St. Philip’s is a group of men and women committed to supporting St. Philip’s School and Community Center as ambassadors through service and fundraising. 

Among other opportunities, Friends of St. Philip’s will:
 - be invited to presentations on topics such as education, the South Dallas initiative, and community development.
 - receive regular communications of a variety of volunteer opportunities.
 - receive St. Philip’s School and Community Center newsletters and updates.
 - be invited to annual Destiny luncheon and other special events.

Friends of St. Philip’s activities since 2019 founding:

Some of our service opportunities were reimagined due to COVID restrictions, but the following summarizes our activities during our first three years:
•    Hosted Birthday and Christmas Luncheons for faculty/staff, including door prizes;
•    Distributed gift cards to faculty/staff at Christmas and year-end;
•    Purchased and delivered yard signs to faculty/staff during Appreciation Week;
•    During the 2nd year, Friends contributed to “Wellness Wednesdays” by hosting one Wednesday per month with a theme, activity and/or goodies;
•    Provided a special dinner for faculty/staff and their families with help from Ruthie’s Food Truck and the Philanthropy Department;
•    Served at special events in the community such as the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway, the Christmas Store, and the Mothers Day Store;
•    Volunteered in Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry; and transported surplus meals from Snap Kitchen;
•    Contributed $25,000 to date to St. Philip’s School and Community Center for its annual operating budgets;
•    Planned and executed our inaugural “Bingo, BBQ & the Blues” on November 3, 2021.  Over 350 guests attended this fun, casual event that featured celebrity bingo callers, great prizes and live music by Nashville artist Sam Johnston.  Over $150,000 was raised!
•    A family celebration event is scheduled for late April to kick off Faculty/Staff Appreciation Week!



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