A Year After CEO’s Death, North Texas Food Bank Donors Exceed Her $55 Million Goal

By Jennifer Emily
Jan 26, 2018 8:35 AM ET
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Plano-based Alliance Data was approached by the North Texas Food Bank three years ago to offer support to their not-yet-announced capital campaign to expand its services and build a new distribution center. The company committed $2.5 million to the campaign, specifically for the center, which will allow the agency to focus not just on food, but on nutritious food from a facility in the heart of Plano, home of Alliance Data's corporate headquarters. The gift was just one of many that catapulted the campaign to success; such success in fact, that it's now surpassed its $55 million goal ahead of schedule. A proud supporter of the North Texas Food Bank, Alliance Data would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the organization in achieving this feat.

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Before she died, Jan Pruitt had a goal to raise $55 million for the hungry, the largest capital campaign ever for a social service agency in North Texas.

On Monday, a year after the longtime CEO of North Texas Food Bank died of cancer, donors have exceeded that goal.  At last count, the food bank had raised $55,673,823. And that number is likely to keep growing until the campaign ends this month.

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