Foundation / Pro Bono

foundation

The Reilly Family Foundation strives to enrich the lives of people around the world by supporting qualified charitable organizations and by providing education scholarships to worthwhile students in need.

The Foundation seeks out qualified organizations, and at this time does not accept unsolicited grant requests.

Partial List of Pro-Bono Representations / Michael Reilly

Child Life Zones

From 1995 to 2015, Reilly represented The Troy Aikman Foundation, as Vice Chairman, in developing an alliance with Starbright to develop interactive play-rooms and virtual worlds through their “network”, i.e.: the Child Life Zone, in pediatric hospitals and Reilly arranged the subsequent alliance with Garth Brooks’ Teammates For Kids Foundation to continue to develop the Child Life Zone concept throughout the United States. Installations were completed at Dallas’ Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth Cook Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Denver Health Hospital, Denver, Colorado, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Atlanta Children’s Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, Minneapolis/St. Paul Children’s Hospital and Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Cook Children’s Hospital

Reilly, with Verna Riddles, coordinated a one night fundraising event in February, 2005 at Bass Hall in Fort Worth with Garth Brooks as the headliner. Cook’s received in excess of $2,000,000.00 from this event.

Stars For Children

Reilly was one of the founders of Stars for Children and was its Chairman. Verna Riddles was the Executive Director and was responsible for its many successful fundraising events.

Mission Arlington

The Reilly Family Foundation funded the gift of the former Cook Children’s Arlington out patient clinic building to Mission Metroplex, which is utilized as a dental clinic by Mission Arlington. The Reilly Family Foundation supports Tillie Burgin’s ministry in many other ways.

Troy Aikman Foundation

Reilly served as Vice Chairman of Troy Aikman Foundation and assisted in facilitating the development of Aikman’s Endzones, i.e.: “Child Life Zones” at multiple Children’s hospitals throughout the United States.

Lena Pope Home

Reilly represented Lena Pope Home, on a pro bono basis, to ground lease a high profile, strategic retail tract of land they had owned for over fifty (50) years. Reilly developed a request for proposal for the development community, recommended “finalists”, conducted interviews, negotiated the ground lease, devised an income sharing opportunity for Lena Pope Home and oversaw the “selection” process. Lena Pope Home had received offers prior to Reilly’s involvement in the $40 million dollar lease revenue range. At the conclusion of the offering that Reilly administered and negotiated, Lena Pope Home expects to receive over one hundred four million dollars, $104,000,000.00, over the term of the ground lease.

Reilly has also represented Lena Pope Home on a pro bono basis to position and sell excess real estate Lena Pope Home owns.

Texas Christian University

Reilly represented Texas Christian University, on a pro-bono basis, to ground lease a high profile, strategic block of land on Berry Street adjacent to the “academic campus”. Reilly developed a request for proposal for the national development community, conducted interviews, coordinated presentations, coordinated the selection process and negotiated the ground lease.

As a result of these efforts, Texas Christian University is scheduled to receive sixty-seven million, two hundred eighty-nine thousand, five hundred ninety-eight and no/100 dollars ($67,289,598.00) over the ground lease term. TCU also will receive a substantial benefit of a fifty-two million dollar (+/-$52,000,00.00) investment on their campus by the developer without using any TCU funds . . . providing 644 student “beds” in 242 “units”, a 582 student parking garage and 30,722 square feet of retail service space . . . all designed by Robert A.M. Stern, one of America’s most renowned architects, by putting only 2.98 acres of their ancillary land holdings “in play”.

Reilly also negotiated a gift of land from the developer to TCU that “cost” the developer in excess of $500,000.00 to execute in TCU’s behalf.

Dave Valle / Esperanza International

Reilly assists Dave Valle and the Development Office of Esperanza in raising capital for the Esperanza microbank for the poor and also provides strategic Planning/Consulting to carry out and execute the mission of Esperanza in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Aledo Independent School District

Reilly has represented the Aledo Independent School District, on a pro bono basis in securing future school sites. Reilly negotiated a land gift for an elementary school from the Boswell Family to the AISD and negotiated a joint acquisition of a future high school site to be constructed on a joint campus with Weatherford College.

River Legacy Park

River Legacy Park is a 1,300-acre urban oasis that follows the curves of the Trinity River in North Arlington. Reilly negotiated the initial land gifts from “Fort Worth Family”, Texas Industries and John P. Ryan and the Ryan Companies to create a green escape designed with eight linear miles of paved hiking and bike trails winding through thick forest and expansive greenbelts. Reilly, with two other individuals, donated the funds to develop the park plan and to secure the planning services of the globally renowned Sasaki, an award-winning architectural firm committed to creating integrated environments that enrich the lives of its users.

Reilly’s Additional Pro Bono

River Park/ Trinity Trail
Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Country Day
Baseball Field
Fort Worth, TX

TCU Baseball
Lupton Stadium
Williams-Reilly Field
Fort Worth, TX

TCU Baseball
Lupton Stadium
Williams-Reilly Field
Fort Worth, TX

TCU Baseball
Lupton Stadium
Williams-Reilly Field
Fort Worth, TX

TCU Baseball
Lupton Stadium
Williams-Reilly Field
Fort Worth, TX