On the path to God-given potential

Join HR Circle

If you're an HR leader or know someone who is, contact Jerry about joining the HR Circle. HR Circle members advocate for GH women in the marketplace to provide internships and/or jobs, sponsor GH events and use GH as a place for employee involvement and fulfillment of company philanthropic goals. It's a high-impact, low-time opportunity.
When I started a year ago, we had just launched Gatehouse's Career Development Program. I had a lot to catch up on -- meeting with all the current members, working on resumes and helping with career path decisions. 
One of the first members I met with was working as a legal clerk. She had her law degree and was licensed to practice, but she took a lower-level job because she didn't have the confidence to seek an attorney position.  
She and I set out to find an entry-level attorney job to grow her confidence that she was capable and qualified to be a lawyer. 

She worked long hours for months until she was ready to seek a position practicing family law, helping women in similar situations to what she'd been in. She got a great job, and today she's firmly in her career path and self-supportive.
I'm so fortunate to be a part of these experiences. The GH Advisors and I work extensively with new members, many of whom are in their "first" or entry-level jobs, to develop career goals by considering their past experiences, determining what they enjoy, assessing what they are good at and finding jobs that support them and their family.  

Discovering that right career path is a rewarding accomplishment for the members, and I'm blessed to be able to mentor these women to find what they love to do and to reach their God-given potential. 

GH men's group raises $1.5 million+ for Early Learning Childcare Academy
The third G96 men's benefit raised $1.5 million+ during a May 21 golf-themed event - Greens for Green - at Circle T Ranch in Westlake. The total includes a generous $500,000 match by Gradus, a Dallas-area giving group that supports children and their families to reach their highest potential. Proceeds from the fundraiser will directly fund construction of The Gatehouse's on-campus Early Learning Childcare Academy set for groundbreaking in July 2017 and to open in 2018. In addition, $325,000 was also pledged to Gatehouse's Adopt a Family Circle, including an $100,000 anonymous match. Those funds will support 10 Gatehouse families for a year during their journey in the Independent Life Program. Read more about The Gatehouse's Early Learning Childcare Academy, and contact Lisa Rose about naming and giving opportunities. 
Community round-up
Dress for success: Back to School

New clothes allow GH children to return to school with confidence and dignity. Help support our 100 boys and girls, ages 4 to 18, so they can use gift cards to buy shirts, pants, dresses, uniforms and shoes for their back-to-school wardrobes.  Donate before Aug. 1  --  $75 helps our pre-K & elementary kids //  $125 helps our middle & high schoolers.
Third-annual Get in the Game luncheon set for Oct. 23

Gatehouse's third-annual Get in the Game event is set for Monday, Oct. 23 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Underwritten by the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation, past events have featured top-notch speakers such as Jason Witten (2015) and Coach Jason Garrett with Ret. Admiral William H. McRaven (2016). Help support Gatehouse through this powerful, fun event.  Sponsorship opportunities available now.
Golf spots available for Robyn Ruth Memorial Invitational 

Thanks to Greg Fox who is organizing The Robyn Ruth Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament on June 19 at Trophy Club Country Club. The tournament is dedicated to former Gatehouse volunteer Robyn Duchin Ruth and benefits The Gatehouse, which was her favorite charity. Join the celebration of her life with entertainment, prizes, games, golf ball cannons and auction items. Only a few spots left, so sign up ASAP.
98.7 WAY FM features member on Community Spotlight segment 

The Gatehouse was featured in 98.7 WAY FM's Community Spotlight program with Bryan Johns. He interviewed President Lisa Rose as well as soon-to-graduate Gatehouse Member  Janette. Hear the powerful story of transformation, and discover more about how to get involved.  Listen to the interview .
GH info video updated

Just a few new details to watch for, including new drone footage and the Hope Chapel. Watch and use this link to share with family & friends:
Ways you can help today

Can be lightly used:  wall hangings floor/table lamps  for living rooms, as well as adult and children's bedrooms.

NEW ONLY please:   washable markers  //  tempura paint  //  No. 2 pencils  //  Elmer's glue (white, liquid)  //  construction paper  //  Play-Doh  //  kids scissors  //  colored pencils  //  crayons  //  art aprons  //  baby wipes  //  large plastic storage bins //  plastic shoeboxes

Summer volunteer positions available. Contact Kim Taylor, Community Engagement director to inquire.

Drop donations between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, at The Gatehouse Community Center, 670 Westport Pkwy. in Grapevine. 
Thanks to new, continuing partners
Accenture  //  Allstate  //  Apex Arts League  //  BBVA Compass  //  BNSF Railway  //  Lauren Campanello  //  Charles Schwab //  Celanese Foundation  //  First Methodist Church Grapevine  //  Grapevine Ford Lincoln  //  Heart of Muse  //  Humana  //  Kindred Coffee  //  Mary Kay  //  Salesforce  //  Southlake Dermatology & Dr. Angela Bowers //  UT Dallas & Dr. Linda Thibodeau  // Vandergriff Toyota & Charlie Evans
Early Learning Childcare Academy Capital Campaign
Ron Chase  //  Amon G. Carter Foundation  //  G96 Men  //  John & Nancy Fegan  //  Gradus  //   Clifton H. Morris & Sheridan C. Morris Foundation  //  The Morris Foundation  //  Paticum Foundation  //  Patricia & Randall Ptaszinik  //  The Rees-Jones Foundation  //  Rose Family Foundation  //  Michaela & Bryce Ruiz  //  The Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation  //  Christine & Jim Snead  //  Tabletops Southlake




The Gatehouse is a supportive living community, located on 61 acres in the D/FW Metroplex, where women and children in crisis receive ample time, safe refuge, practical resources and healthy relationships to break cycles of abuse / poverty and discover new paths for permanent change.