At CAPIS, we’re a family. It is impossible to not form these sorts of bonds over years and years of working alongside the same talented, good-hearted people.
We often talk about our experience in markets, the decades of trials and successes shared by the traders on our desk. But the impact of that on our culture, how it forms us into a family, is the priceless part. As we pass a Thanksgiving and enter into a holiday season where we couldn’t and can’t be, to the same extent as usual, with our families, this period of reflection and giving of thanks is all the more intense and necessary.
Because of the shared impact on our communities — our industry, our families — due to a universal need to address and deal with COVID-19, I hope that those of us with the wherewithal can harness that heightened awareness and empathy on a day like today, Giving Tuesday, to lend a digital helping hand. COVID-19 has made good situations bad, and bad situations worse — so many are in need.
The CAPIS family would normally be out there, involved hands-on in philanthropic activity, a literal impossibility in 2020. Typically, our staff is very generous with their time and emotional capacities, and this year we were still able to contribute to a number of stellar organizations.
You might notice a commonality between the majority of these charities. As a WBENC (certified women’s business enterprise), we put an emphasis on charities that assist women and girls, as well as those that support our local community and assist our nation’s veterans. Please take a look below.
Have a happy, and above all safe and healthy, holiday season,
-Ann Sebert, CEO
Dallas Services includes two programs: the Dallas Day School and the Vision Clinic. The Dallas Day School actively recruits children with special needs and serves families of all socioeconomic levels and varying backgrounds. The Center for Vision Health provides routine and low vision services to low-income and indigent children and adults living in North Texas.
Girl’s Inc. encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct service and advocacy. The organization equips girls with the skills to navigate economic, gender, and social barriers and to grow up as independent individuals.
Hope Cottage enables every child to have a family, women and families to thrive, and assists women in crisis pregnancies to make informed decisions. It also helps adoptive families to be educated and prepared for their children.
Sarah’s Circle serves women who are homeless or in need of a safe space.
Return the Salute looks to raise the awareness for veterans seeking a potential alternative to prosthetics through arm/hand transplants as well as connecting them with the appropriate transplant programs that can best serve their needs.
The Young Women’s Preparatory Network mission is to support single-gender, college-preparatory, public education in Texas and beyond, giving young women the academic and leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life.