Since 1988, Harwood International has transformed 19 city blocks of Dallas into a District filled with Class AA office buildings, internationally inspired restaurant concepts, and acres of community gardens. But it is what Harwood International does within its own office that impacts the rest of Dallas on a greater scale. Harwood International makes it a daily mission to help better the surrounding communities through fundraising, sponsorships, and daily hands-on involvement. Continue reading below to learn more about HI’s efforts and how you can lend your hand with Harwood.
Hope Fest: Live From Harwood
Harwood International’s most successful event, Hope Fest: Live from Harwood, combines Harwood’s passion for hospitality and giving back to those in need in one annual event. Each year, HI supports local Dallas charities through the generosity of over 30 sponsors, over 500 guests, volunteers, and donors. Since its inaugural year in 2017, Hope Fest has raised over $700,000 and we plan to match our efforts in the following years to come. We are looking forward to seeing you at the next Hope Fest: Live from Harwood.
To learn more about the event, please click here.
Friends of Harwood
One of the featured charities at Hope Fest: Live from Harwood includes Connecting Point of Park Cities, an organization held closely to Harwood International’s heart. To continue our support for Connecting Point, we have created the program “Friends of Harwood.” Each month is filled with new faces, new tasks and memories to last a lifetime. Their involvement within the office allows them to learn daily office requirements and connects our HI community with theirs.
To learn more about Connecting Point of Park Cities and how you can get involved, please click here.
American Heart Association
As a company, we are proud to be ongoing supporters of the American Heart Association. We show our support to this Dallas-based organization through various programming and events throughout the year including their Top Donor Dinner, Survivor dinner and through our involvement with Cotes du Coeur. The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization that helps fund cardiovascular medical research, works to educate others on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, and strives to reduce disability and deaths by fostering the appropriate cardiac care.
To learn more about how you can get involved or to make a donation, click here.
As a global real estate development firm, we strive to show our support within all areas of our industry. One of the ways we implement this mission is our involvement with the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Now a Harwood District tenant after our latest acquisition of the Citymark Building, TREC was established in 1949 to safeguard consumers in matters of real property transactions and valuation services. We keep a close relationship with the TREC community through involvement in the annual FightNight and various programming throughout the year including building tours within the District.
To learn more about TREC, click here.
Elizabeth Toon Charities
Elizabeth Toon Charities is a non-profit organization which provides education, assistance, comfort, and therapy to those have encountered grief due to traumatic or life altering circumstances. To show our support to their mission, Harwood International sponsors their annual concert which attracts close to two thousand attendees each year.
To donate, please click here.
The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection
Harwood International is a company that believes in more than just building a development – it’s about sharing and educating others about cultural experiences many are not able to experience on their own. Gabriel Barbier-Mueller not only prioritizes creating a District in which Dallas locals can experience culture, architectural design and culinary cuisine but also gives back to the City of Dallas through its extensive art programme and museum. Harwood houses one of the largest collections of samurai art in the world, and shares the collection with the District community within each of its developments as well as through The Samurai Collection and traveling exhibitions. Creating culture within beautiful environments is what drives HI. The Museum can be found on the second floor above Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar and is free to the public.
To learn more, click here.
The Japan-America Society of Dallas-Fort Worth enhances a mutual understanding and engagement between Japanese and Americans within our community. The organization provides programs in arts and culture, education, business, public policy, and international exchange. The Harwood District is home to the largest collection of samurai art outside of Japan through the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller: The Samurai Collection and is responsible for the construction of the first building to be built by a Japanese architect in Dallas. To show our support in furthering their efforts, Harwood International sponsors the JASDFW’s Star Legacy Dinner each year.
To learn more on how to get involved or to become a member, click here.
Dallas Chamber of Commerce
The Dallas Regional Chamber serves as the voice of business and the leader of economic development and growth in the Dallas region. Over the years, we have shown our support to the amazing organization through membership involvement and annual donations. We understand that growing a city for success is not the work of one company alone but is the collaboration and dedication of the entire community. As the DRC says, “Our goal is to make Dallas the best place in the United States to live, work and do business.” We would like to be a part of that mission in any way that we can.
To learn more, click here.
North Texas Business Council for the Arts
Appreciation for the arts is held at the heart of Harwood International through the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection. That is why our partnership with the North Texas Business Council for the Arts is something we take pride in and plan on continuing for generations to come. The Council strives to inspire and stimulate businesses to support the arts in the workplace, education, and within the community. Adding even the smallest aspects of art throughout the workday can enrich the experience for all employees which is why you can find artifacts from the Samurai Collection within every office building within the Harwood District. An associate of the Harwood International family serves on the board to help hold our close connection with the organization and to keep HI’s voice within the cultural division of Dallas. Each year, the Business Council for the Arts hosts the Obelisk Awards to recognize those members of the Dallas business community that have done the most for the greater community of Dallas and for bolstering the arts.
To learn more about the NTBCA and the Obelisk Awards, click here.
Friends of the Katy Trail
Since the construction of the first building back in 1984, the Harwood District has earned a walking score of 92 and is home to over 4 acres of walkable gardens. Providing the city of Dallas with an Urban Garden oasis is a main priority for Harwood International and will continue to be for the generations to come. That is why our relationship with Friends of Katy Trail is so important to our company. The Harwood District is now home to two trail head access points to connect the District with the rest of the Dallas community and to provide commuters with an accessible international experience no matter their destination.
If you would like to help take part in maintaining the infamous Katy Trail, click here to learn more.