On August 20, 2015, Bold Idea became an official public charity with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. Help us celebrate the accomplishments of over 400 bold thinkers by donating $20 on the 20th!
Bold Idea strives to be a forward-thinking organization that prepares students in the Dallas community for 21st century success — and the progress we have made in fiscal year 2017 is helping us reach that goal. On behalf of the Bold Idea Board of Directors and staff, it is my honor to present our 2017 Annual Report.
Bold Idea’s immediate governing and fund development responsibilities rely on the support of a separate Board of Directors. The Board supports the work of Bold Idea and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Bold Idea’s president, the Board-President relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
Based in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ more than 17,000 associates at approximately 100 locations worldwide. Though you might not know the name, you may have seen what the company does. Alliance Data is the engine behind loyalty and marketing campaigns for more than 1,000 consumer-facing companies worldwide across all industries: retail, travel, pharmaceutical, financial services, auto, and more.
If you didn’t catch us at talkSTEM’s Pi Day 2017 in the Dallas Arts District, have no fear. Bold Idea is participating in more community events this spring — plus, offering a few of our own.
On a recent trip to Dialexa's headquarters, Bold Idea students had the opportunity to impress their families and members of the Dallasa technology research, design and creation firm with 5-minute demos of their mobile app projects.
The elementary team at ideaSpark, comprised of Ella, Isaac, Muhammad and Adrian, have tackled school bullying and encouraged reading in their team website projects.
Embodying the spirit of our mission statement, we spent most of 2015 building a team to make our own bold idea a reality. Support from our donors, partners, volunteers, family and friends this year has been invaluable. As the formative year of our organization, we needed people to not only believe in our mission statement but to also support and embody our values.
We are happy to announce that Bold Idea is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. What does this mean? Contributions donated to Bold Idea, both financial and in-kind, are fully tax deductible, retroactive to the organization establishment date of April 13, 2015. Your employer may also having a matching program for contributions or volunteer time.