2018 Beneficiary - Cry Havoc Theater Company

Founded by Mara Richards Bim, Cry Havoc seeks to fill a gap in the theater community in Dallas. Too often, the training offered to young people means basic-level classes with no differentiation between the novice and the experienced student. The material young people are given to work with is, more often than not, simplistic or condescending. And, while numerous “pay to play” performance options exist, there is a scarcity of opportunity for students to be cast purely on their talent rather than on their ability to pay.

Cry Havoc Theater Company is changing this – one show at a time.

Past Beneficiaries

Seek the Peace (2017)

Seek the Peace is a community of peacemakers and advocates seeking the safety, peace, and flourishing of refugees and immigrants.


Music Is Our Weapon enters care environments with the tools, technology and drive to unlock the personalized, healing and transformative power of music. They equip caregivers with the tools and support necessary to serve those in need with access to the music they love, while simultaneously collecting data to further understand the power of music as medicine.

MAP - Make Art with Purpose (2015)

MAP produces innovative artist led projects that engage and transform social and environmental concerns around the world.

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico (2014)

The ANMBF mission is to create a cultural and educational foundation to unlock the potential of every child through active engagement in the arts.

My Possibilities (2013)

The MP Create program by My Possibilities provides an atmosphere for adults with disabilities to not only express themselves, but to find that their expression has a place in the world around them.

Girls Rock Dallas (2012)

Girls Rock Dallas is a rock camp for girls ages 8-17 empowering them through music education.

W.T. White High School (2012)

Warren Travis White High School is a public secondary school in Dallas, Texas. W. T. White High School enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is a part of the Dallas Independent School District.

Musical Angels (2011)

Musical Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit teaching organization that provides free, weekly music lessons to hospitalized children.

MasterPeace Program (2010)

MasterPeace is a series of 14 lessons that uses art to teach conflict resolution, teamwork and problem solving. The lessons are crafted to fit schools schedules in DISD and across the city.

Resolana (2009)

Resolana, a program of Volunteers of America Texas, provides gender-specific programming to female offenders, beginning inside the Dallas County Jail and continuing through re-entry into the community.