McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. was presented the Monarch Award from Mi Escuelita Preschool during their 40th anniversary and annual fundraising event on Friday, Sept. 7. The Dallas-based nonprofit has helped at-risk preschool children by providing a quality and enriching education to children of low-income families since 1978. The Monarch Award is Mi Escuelita’s highest honor given to a company that assists Mi Escuelita to grow, improve and make a fundamental positive change in education in the city of Dallas. Monarch Award recipients go beyond only financially supporting Mi Escuelita, they create long-lasting programs that provide for students and families, relationships that develops advocates for Mi Escuelita, and campaigns that raise community awareness of Mi Escuelita.
McCarthy’s Dallas office first partnered with Mi Escuelita Preschool in 2014 as part of its Heart Hats community program through fundraising and utilizing McCarthy’s building skills. In the past four years, McCarthy has renovated the preschools at Cockrell Hill, Crossover and St. Matthews helping prepare the campuses for a new school year. During back-to-school time, McCarthy gathers school supplies and donates them to Mi Escuelita. Additionally, McCarthy employees spread Christmas cheer by playing Santa, Mrs. Claus and a cadre of elves for the children and hand out gifts during the holiday season. McCarthy also has donated $105,000 over the past two years through the annual McCarthy Dallas Charity Golf Classic.