Community Involvement

Proud to serve our community

As a long-standing Dallas institution, the State Fair of Texas has a unique appreciation for the local support that makes such a big event possible every year. The Fair aims to give back through our partnerships with local organizations and initiatives, while expanding outreach programs and placing a special priority on promoting community involvement. Our impact focuses on three areas that complement our mission – social capital, human capital, and financial capital.

Community Resources

Supporting Through Grants & Sponsorships

As a neighbor in the South Dallas/Fair Park community, we are committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that are providing services in this area. We understand that these organizations, like ours, depend on year-round generosity from citizens, volunteers, corporations, and other nonprofit organizations. In order to extend our hand to the members of our community that are bringing about positive change, the State Fair of Texas offers grants and sponsorships to local nonprofit organizations at specific times throughout the year. Click on the button below to learn more about our application process and to learn more about our grants and sponsorships program.

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Upcoming Events

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Meet Our Community Affairs Team

Froswa’ Booker-Drew, PhD | Vice President, Community Affairs & Strategic Alliances

Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Froswa’ joined the State Fair of Texas in 2016 as director of community affairs and strategic alliances. Prior to joining the State Fair of Texas, she was national community engagement director for World Vision – US Programs, responsible for a team across the US including staff in North Texas. Froswa’ is responsible for the development and implementation of the State Fair’s philanthropy as well as the department’s community and educational programming. She is responsible for the creation of several State Fair signature programs including the Cohort for Concessions, Fairs and Expositions (CFFE), Community Engagement Day Convenings, and NXT FEST. She is also the Co-Founder of HERitage Giving Circle, the first African American Women’s Giving Circle in Texas. Froswa’ has been quoted in Forbes, Ozy, Bustle, Huffington Post, and other media outlets around the world. In addition, she is the author of two workbooks for women; Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life, Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last, and a weekly advice columnist for professional women on the global platform Business Woman Media. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Oklahoma City University, and a PhD graduate of Antioch University in Leadership and Change with a focus on social capital, change management, and relational leadership. When she’s not working, Froswa’ enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and listening to music.

Also on the Community Affairs Team:

Jessica Vitela
Community Affairs Coordinator

Send an email to the Community Team:
community@bigtex.com