NTGD 2019 – FRI by the Numbers RESULTS NOW IN!

Our results for giving to FRI on North Texas Giving Day 2019 are NOW IN! [November 18 Update]: We are happy to report on the final outcomes of North Texas Giving Day for 2019. Our community raised $17,200 in initial challenge grant funds. On September 19 the friends of FRI not only met the challenge/match campaign but exceeded it! A total of $44,148.40 was raised by 140 investors. 25 donors...

Runoff Election Forum Held on May 21

Yes, juggling was included in the May 21 Runoff Election Forum hosted by FRI/Buckner Terrace NA for Districts 7 & 9 held at White Rock Church of Christ. Being adept at working together and keeping more than one ball in the air at a time will be an essential trait of our next City Council leaders. Thanks to our candidates, Erin Moore and Paula Blackmon (District 9) and Adam Bazaldua and...

Thanks for a Successful Operation Beautification Event

On Saturday, March 2 more than two hundred volunteers braved the 44 degree weather to help make Far East Dallas a more beautiful place to live. Underwritten by City Credit Union and Young Chevrolet, we cleaned litter, picked up more than 100 illegally placed signs, and enjoyed a hearty breakfast provided by our friends from McDonalds. A special thanks to our many civic and school groups that...

WRH Park Groundbreaking

FRI residents, community, and city leaders gathered on Saturday, December 1 to break ground on the new White Rock Hills Park. Phase I of the future White Rock Hills Community Recreation Center Project is underway! Things are moving and dirt is flying! This project, at 2229 Highland Road has been a dream of Ferguson Road Initiative for many years.     Photos From the Event: Community...

20 Seasons of Love Anniversary Breakfast

On November 10, FRI celebrated 20 years of working together for the greater good! Our special event included the music of One Loud Suitcase and The Episcopal School of Dallas Concert Choir. Food was provided by Sweet Moses Brands. With Methodist Bishop Michael McKee along with Mayor Mike Rawlings in attendance, our keynote speaker was Phil Ritter, COO, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and...

FRI Founder Featured in Dallas Morning News

If you appreciate the enhancements that Ferguson Road Initiative has brought to our neighborhoods, then you appreciate Vikki Martin. As the Executive Director and founder of FRI, Vikki has worked tirelessly on our behalf through the last two decades. Dallas Morning News editorial writer Sharon Grigsby has penned an article that honors Vikki Martin and draws attention to the excellent work of...

Summary of FRI’s Semi-Annual Town Hall

On Monday, September 17, FRI conducted our semi-annual Town Hall meeting. This meeting included the introduction of FRI’s new slogan, as well as announcements and presentations by County Commissioner Theresa Daniel, City Council member Kevin Felder, Bayles School Principal, Gloria Patrick Kennedy, Ann Bagley for Friends of...

NTGD 2018 – FRI by the Numbers

Here are the preliminary results of the giving to FRI on North Texas Giving Day 2018. Special thanks to the McDonalds at I-30 and Jim Miller for their support! THANK YOU to the Far East Dallas community of the Ferguson Road Initiative. We are thrilled that our preliminary results show that we exceeded our $16,000 goal to be matched! We are still working to put the numbers...

FRI Restructures Leadership

The Board for the Ferguson Road Initiative is thrilled to announce our new leadership restructuring. Vikki J. Martin has resigned from the position of President to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. She will run the day to day operations for FRI and work to build community and philanthropic partners in support of Far East Dallas. Our new Board President is...

NTGD 2017 – FRI by the Numbers

Here are the preliminary results of the giving to FRI on North Texas Giving Day 2017. Special thanks to the McDonalds at I-30 and Jim Miller for their support! THANK YOU to the Far East Dallas community of the Ferguson Road Initiative. We are thrilled that our preliminary results show that we exceeded our $15,000 goal to be matched! We are still working to put the numbers...