About Us

Our mission: Serving 13 local children's charities, we passionately uplift underprivileged youth. Through support, resources, and advocacy, we foster their growth and future success. Together, we create a compassionate Fort Worth where every child thrives.


Supporting local children. Building stronger communities.

Children's Charities of Fort Worth proudly celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Founded in 1988 by a dedicated group of local business professionals from Fort Worth and its surrounding areas, our organization was born with a mission to make a lasting impact.

The inaugural charity ball, affectionately known as the Fort Worth Margarita Ball, was launched in the same year. Starting as a festive holiday party and fundraiser, it aimed to gather new toys for underprivileged children during Christmas, fostering community spirit and generosity.

Today, this cherished tradition continues, but our efforts have expanded far beyond toy collection. Throughout the years, we have extended our reach to address pressing needs, providing essential resources such as school uniforms, laptops, therapy equipment, educational tools, and more.

Working tirelessly year-round, our dedicated team of directors collaborates with sponsors and volunteers to create positive change in the Fort Worth community. We strive to overcome challenges and passionately advocate for the well-being of underprivileged children, empowering them with opportunities they deserve.

As we mark this milestone anniversary, we remain committed to our vision of a brighter future for every child in Fort Worth, embodying the spirit of compassion, resilience, and progress that has defined our organization for 35 years and counting.

The Executive Board

Ernie Gomez


Kristy Wright

Vice President

Angie McIrvin


Cristal Clark


Steve Ortega

Executive Director

Brian Torres

Executive Director

Gene Gregorio

Executive Director

Mark Alexander

Executive Director

The Board of Directors

Mark AlexanderGregg CarsonTara Clawson CherryCristal ClarkChuck DarlingCindy DoskocilBeth DriskillMark Feuling
Laura GeninattiErnie GomezGene GregorioAngela HeikkinenAngie McIrvinClint MuirheadNanette OatmanSteve Ortega
Bill RoachAmy RossRenee SanchezAnthony ScardinoBrian TorresCarol VanpellKristy Wright

Merchant Services Policies

Privacy Policy

Children's Charities of Fort Worth is committed to maintaining the privacy of both visitors and donors of our Children's Charities of Fort Worth and to protecting the confidentiality of your personal information. Your information will remain private and will never be given away, sold, rented, leased, or exchanged to any other organization or entity. Any personal information you provide will solely be used in processing and receipting for your contributions.

Refund Policy On Online Donations

You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled or refunded. For problems or concerns related to this, please contact us at

Other Online Payments

On occasion, Children's Charities of Fort Worth may collect fees associated with event registrations, activities, and/or supplies associated with those events and activities. If a refund is requested, it must be done so through the church finance department which can be contacted at All refund decisions will be based on several factors relating to the transaction for which you are requesting the refund. These factors can be based on the following criteria:

  • Did Children's Charities of Fort Worth incur any expenses to secure your participation in the event that we are unable to reclaim?
  • Was the event noted as non-refundable (or a non-refundable date provided which has past)? Decisions to override this policy are reserved to the Board of Directors.

If you have any further questions related to these policies, please contact us at or address: PO Box 17417, Fort Worth, TX 76102