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The Mission


Achieve Progress Against the Cities Challenges

The mission of Movement Day Greater Dallas (MDGD) is to unite the body of Christ around a common purpose in order to achieve measureable progress against the greatest spiritual, social, and humanitarian challenges facing the city. MDGD will also serve as a model and catalyst for gospel movements worldwide.

Consider these sobering statistics:

  • 64,600 persons per week seek help from food pantries or soup kitchens
  • 6,000 runaways annually
  • One out of three runaways is lured into sex trafficking within 48 hours
  • The fastest growing religious preference is “None”
  • Largest refugee population in American
  • 52% of students in South Dallas never graduated High School

The Vision


Develop a Strategy that'll have an Impact

Our plan is to convene and collaborate with the faith community from all quadrants of Greater Dallas. We are also partnering with The New York City Leadership Center (NYCLC) and drawing upon the experience and intellectual capital of Dr. Mac Pier, founder and CEO, The NYCLC and Dr. Tim Keller, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

The strategy is to identify like-minded Dallas leaders who desire to design, mobilize and invest in a long – term strategy that will impact Dallas. The result will be the creation of specific plans to accelerate or incubate best practices to address the issues facing the city and to serve as the focus of the combined efforts of hundreds of organizations throughout Greater Dallas.

Movement Day Greater Dallas will be conducted in collaboration with Movement Day New York City held every October and hosting leaders from around the world.

MD Greater Dallas Leadership Team


BOARD MEMBERS

BOB ANDERSON

Board Chair
Executive Vice President, SND Energy Company

ART ALEXANDER

Senior Vice President of Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch –
Dallas, TX

PAUL SPAIN

Retired Real Estate Executive – Southlake, Texas

MAC PIER

Founder & CEO, The New York City Leadership Center – New York City, New York

JAN PICKENS

Civic Leader – Dallas, Texas

DENISE NIXON

Civic Leader – Dallas, Texas

BRENDA TEELE

Business Relations Manager, Federal Title, Inc. – Dallas,
Texas

DR. RAVI VALLABHAN

Cardiology Consultants of Texas – Dallas, Texas

EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD

VIP VIPPERMAN

Senior International Real Estate Advisor, Briggs Freeman|Sotheby’s International Realty – McKinney, Texas

MARK PORTER

Senior Associate Pastor of Missions, Concord Church – Dallas, Texas

TINA JACOBSON

President & Chief Executive Officer, The Barnabas Agency – Corsicana, Texas

CANDICE GRAY

Senior Executive Director, Buckner International – Dallas, Texas

GRANT SKELDON

Founder, Initiative – Dallas, Texas

WENDY WHITEMAN

Attorney at Law – Dallas, Texas

GREG WHITEMAN

President, Gregory Whiteman Investments, Inc. – Dallas, Texas

RAY HARVEY

President & Founder, Starlight Cleaning Service – Dallas, Texas

AMY FULLERTON

Family Member, Weirs Furniture Company – Dallas, Texas

MAJOR JONATHAN RICH

Metroplex Commander, The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex – Dallas,
Texas

MAJOR BARBARA RICH

Metroplex Commander, The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex – Dallas,
Texas

DYAN ANDERSON

Civic Leader – Dallas, Texas

MERCURY BYNUM

Pastor, Remedy Church – DFW

STAFF MEMBERS

MARK ALEXANDER

Executive Director – Dallas, Texas

RJ HOLT

Global Cities Catalyst – Dallas, TX & New York City, NY

JIM RUNYUN

Executive Advisor – McKinney, Texas

Partners


CO-HOST

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LEAD PARTNERS

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LEAD SPONSORS

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IN KIND PARTNERS

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