Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards, January 2016

Shelly President Award 1.2016

Left to right: Shannon Nix, Shelly Dodge, Faith Heckman, Christy Williams, Sue Bowman, Bobbie Mitchell and Andy Eads

At this year’s Flower Mound Chamber awards ceremony, Shelly was presented with the President’s Award.  This award is given to individuals who make an enormous difference and contribution to the Chamber and our Community.  Lori Walker, President and Julie Meyers, Chairman of the Board, presented Shelly with this prestigious award.

FMCC shelly presidents award 2015

2016 President’s Award

Cross Timbers Rotary Outing at Top Golf, December 2015

Cross Timbers Rotary Outing at Top Golf, December 2015

top golf pic 1                                                                                                                                  Visionary Financial Group hosted a night of golfing fun with members from the Cross Timbers Rotary.

top golf pic 2

 

Shelter Fund Checks Disbursed, December 2015

Shelter Fund Checks Disbursed, December 2015

The Shelter Fund, a non-profit group that provides assistance to the homeless, presented checks totaling $7,000 to two area organizations that serve at-risk youth.

Journey To Dream and Communities In Schools are both non-profit organizations in our community that the Shelter Fund was able to donate to.  Shelly proudly serves on the Board of Directors of both of these wonderful organizations.

Journey To Dream Gala, November 2015

Journey To Dream Gala, November 2015

Again this year, Shelly served as the Chair for the Journey To Dream “Dream Big” Gala.  It was a huge success raising over $150,000 for at-risk teens in our local community.  Funds will be used to build Denton County’s first teen homeless shelter.  Kyle’s Place will be a vision of hope and a safe place for the homeless teens which will be a reality in the near future.  With the support of our community, Kyle’s Place is set to open in 2016.  Shelly is also on the Board for Journey To Dream.

From the Journey to Dream Website:  Journey to Dream was born in 2004, founded on a single devotion: to support at-risk teens – those silently struggling with the isolation and chaos addiction and abuse so often bring.  Since its inception, the organization has positively impacted more than 85,000 students through school assemblies, support groups, and community events – all aimed at empowering young people with the tools necessary to overcome adversity.  Over the course of our work with youth, we discovered the hidden epidemic of youth homelessness, setting into motion our current and most challenging endeavor:  Kyle’s Place.

Communities In Schools Fundraiser Golf Tournament, October 2015

Communities In Schools Fundraiser Golf Tournament, October 2015

Once again, Visionary Financial Group proudly sponsored the Communities In Schools of North Texas Golf Tournament.   Funds that were raised go to support those in North Texas public schools and it provides programs to help kids in many ways and is mainly focused on keeping kids in school so that they graduate.   Shelly serves on the Board at CISNT.

Cross Timbers Rotary Foreign Exchange Student, August 2015

Cross Timbers Rotary Foreign Exchange Student, August 2015

The Cross Timbers Rotary hosted a foreign exchange student it’s very first year as a charter.  Tom and Kelly Heslep provided the host home for Karolina, who is from Slovakia.  Karolina is here for the 2015-2016 school year and attends Flower Mound High School.  Shelly is happy to serve as her Counselor. Karolina fits in beautifully on her trip to America and has a full year planned ahead.  She will have the opportunity to experience many things that America has to offer.