The Dallas Breakfast Group currently has 150 members representing almost 80 companies and organizations in Dallas.  The focus of the DBG has never been on size but effectiveness.

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Membership is by invitation and requires a commitment to the organization and to being active in local non-partisan activities. Members also are asked to be as active as possible in local non-partisan campaigns for the Dallas City Council, the Dallas School Board, and the Dallas County Community College District’s Board of Trustees.  Most do this through campaign donations.  During the 2013-14 election cycle, DBG member-related donations to local candidates or local political action committees totaled more than $350,000.

Other members have served on local candidates’ kitchen cabinets, steering committees and financial councils.

Dallas Breakfast Group members have historically held leadership positions in Dallas and elsewhere including:

  • Two have served as Mayor of Dallas
  • Six have been elected to the Dallas City Council
  • One has served in the Texas House
  • Another as Dallas County Judge
  • Another in the U.S. Senate
  • Two have served as Dallas City Manager
  • One has served on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Three have been chosen ambassadors for the United States
  • Two have served as president of the Dallas Regional Chamber
  • One served on a local North Texas school board
  • Another chaired the SMU Board of Trustees
  • One helped start a widely acclaimed girls-only college-preparatory school in the Dallas ISD
  • Several have been active in education reform focused on public school education in Dallas and Texas
  • Several helped start a scholarship program within the DCCCD for students in the Dallas school district

These are just a few examples of the local activism shown by DBG members over the years in support of our local governmental and educational institutions.