2008 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
|Dallas||Society of Former Special Agents
The Dallas Chapter of the SFSA promotes the image of the FBI though acts of philanthropy including volunteerism at the Byron Nelson Golf Tournament. Proceeds from this tournament are used to assist "at risk" teenagers and other charitable efforts as directed through the Dallas Salesmanship Club. The SFSA also supports the North Texas community by volunteering at the Dallas White Rock Marathon. Proceeds from this race assist the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The SFSA is a longtime contributor to the Assist the Officer Foundation, which provides assistance to police officers and their families who are stricken in the line of duty or suffer a serious illness.
In 2008, SFSA was the driving force behind the creation and dedication of the FBI Dallas Division Museum. Established in the Dallas Field Office, this museum serves to inform and educate current FBI employees and visitors to the Division about the history of the FBI with a special emphasis on Dallas FBI accomplishments. Much of the documentation of the FBI's history was provided by SFSA Dallas Chapter members in the form of documents, publications, and photographs from personal collections. Additionally, in 2008, the Dallas Chapter of the SFSA initiated production of a video commemorating the 100th anniversary of the FBI. Upon completion, the proceeds realized from this account of the Bureau's history will be distributed to charitable organizations determined by SFSA membership.