The Legacy of Service Foundation is dedicated to creating sustainable communities that create positive family environments, stronger communities, and revitalizes neighborhoods in underserved communities.

Our purpose is to strengthen families, grow a sustainable regional economy, cultivate leadership and foster respect for all. Through our outreach programs and service projects, the Legacy of Service Foundation is building a stronger community for the future of our region.




Our vision

Our communities will thrive when people are given the resources necessary to excel.


our goal

Transform the lives of families by creating positive community environments and civic awareness, teaching life skills, and providing resources that will positively impact our communities now and for future generations to come.


our focus

The Foundation commits to supporting  education, strengthening family and community development programs that create a thriving society where communities lack the financial resources for scholastic achievement.



We are thrilled to announce!

The Legacy of Service Foundation is a part of the Smile Amazon program which donates .5% of the price of your Amazon purchases to our foundation. The Foundation would like to ask for your support by encouraging you to begin each of your shopping experiences on Smile.Amazon.com where you will be able to view a website that will deliver the exact same results as Amazon.com with the same products, prices and services. 


When you log into Smile.Amazon.com with your personal or Prime account information it will take you to a new page with the title “Choose one of our spotlight charities.” Move down towards the middle of the page, where you will see another title labeled “Or pick your own charitable organization.” In the box below that, please type in “Legacy of Service Foundation Dallas.” When the Foundation comes up, press the “select” button on the right and you are officially a supporter of the Legacy of Service Foundation!

There is no greater insight to the future then to recognizing when we save our children we save ourselves.
— Margaret Mead

Cachet Youth Group

The Cachet Youth Group, established in 1984 mentors girls ages 13-18 years old to inspire and lead through purpose driven activities that build self-esteem, confidence, and leadership skills for youths to make smarter choices with positive results.


Educational Enrichment

Support minority students to achieve academic excellence and develop leadership skill that prepare them for acceptance into top colleges. Through education enrichment curriculum, tutoring, and academic advising students are encouraged to improve their grades, attendance and seek intern opportunities.



The Foundation awards scholarships to students in underserved communities who go on to achieve scholastic success. Past scholarship recipients have become leaders in our communities.

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A message from our Chairman

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Since 1995, the Legacy of Service Foundation has touched the lives of many families throughout North Texas with our giving and heartfelt service. By providing ongoing resources to underserved communities, as well as impactful service projects, programs, and opportunities for participation, we have been able to provide a unique and fulfilling experience of building a strong foundation for the future of our North Texas region. With pride the Foundation has become a valuable resource for youth, families, and communities through out Dallas - Fort Worth by providing signature education programs like Cache and ASCEND youth enrichment programs and community service projects like Acts of Green, Childhood Hunger, and A Million Backpacks. Our commitment each and every day is to strengthen families, grow a sustainable regional economy, cultivate leadership and philanthropy, and foster respect for all. 


Today the Foundation is infused with generations of committed volunteers, innovative service projects, and now more than ever commits to change for a brighter tomorrow in today's ever changing environment. Also the Foundation has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships and 10,000 school supplies to students in underserved communities. The Foundation has also provided more than 2000 seasonal wraps such as clothing and meals to encourage and assist families in need.


Please join us in supporting the foundation's annual scholarship awards, community service programs and family strengthening projects throughout our community.



Mary Shepherd


Legacy of Service Foundation