Cloud 9 Charities is an organization of local leaders and business owners with a passion for giving back to our community and working to make it a better place for us all. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from our community events funds Bedtime Rescue.
Kim Cloud has always had a heart to help those less fortunate. For years she has worked in various charities, giving her time and money until several of her friends and family suggested she start an organization that could raise monies to donate to the various local charities.
What a brilliant idea she thought. So, in 2004, Kim established Cloud 9 Charities with a handful of faithful friends and colleagues. Over time, the organization has grown to hundreds of part-time volunteers; they have hosted 25 events, and raised over 2.6 million dollars.
In 2012, Kim was motivated when watching a 60 Minutes TV program, which described the growing number of homeless, school-aged children in our nation. Kim discovered that we have hundreds of homeless children registered in the Lewisville ISD alone and decided to birth Bedtime Rescue, an operation which houses moms and kids in crisis. This effort alone has housed families for over 1800 nights. With our community growing, so is the need from so many helpless moms and children. It is Cloud 9 Charities’ greatest mission to provide as many safe nights as needed for these families.
To provide temporary housing to families in our community who are in crisis and need safe shelter.
Kim Cloud has been the owner Cloud 9 Salon and Spa since its inception 25 years ago.
Kim has always had a heart to help those less fortunate. In 2004, Kim established Cloud 9 Charities with a handful of faithful friends and colleagues. Over time, the organization has grown to hundreds of part-time volunteers; they have hosted 25 events, and raised over 2.6 million dollars.
Stacey Miller currently serves as President of Cloud 9 Charities and has been involved for many years, volunteering at pretty much every Cloud 9 Charities event! She is a familiar face at BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse and The Grotto Bar and Salerno Italian Restaurant in Highland Village, which she oversees. Stacey has enjoyed being involved in restaurant operations (for what seems like FOREVER) and loves her guests and her staff! Stacey is the proud Nonna of Donald and Macey Rae!!!
Mary Martinez currently serves as Treasurer of Cloud 9 Charities and has been involved for many years. Mary has been in the banking industry for over 20 years and recently moved to Capital Asset Resources to pursue sales.
Mary grew up in Dallas, met her husband, Tomas Martinez, in college and has lived in Highland Village raising her family. Mary graduated from The University of North Texas with a degree in Business Computer Information Systems. Mary has 3 children (Clint, Isabelle & Gracen), 1 daughter-in-law (Miranda) and 1 granddaughter (Tessa).
Courtney McManis is the owner of The McManis Agency, Farmers Insurance in Lantana, TX. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Personal Financial Planning and has been in insurance for 15 years. Courtney and her husband Steve have been married for 5 years and have a 2 year old daughter Scarlett. She is incredibly honored to be a part of Cloud 9 Charities, helping out some amazing organizations in Denton county!
I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, and great – grandmother and I own Baskets by FrankieLynn. I do custom gift baskets and work on your budget. It’s a win win for us all. I was named “Best of Denton County 2017” I’m also Vice President of Cloud 9 charities. I’ve been on the board for almost 3 1/2 years. I love being on this board and working with Kim Cloud! I am a member of Highland Village Rotary. I love helping and giving!
Allison Fifer is the CEO & Owner of PL West Promotions (plwest.net) which opened its doors in 2003. She is an alumni of Texas Tech University and is currently serving as the leader of the Sales & Communication Team for Cloud 9 Charities as well as the Vendor Relations Coordinator for our annual fundraiser “Best Little Brew Fest in Texas”. Allison has a heart for those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence and found she could make a bigger impact for change as part of the Board and enjoys giving back to her community.
She and her husband Scott live in Lantana and have two amazing daughters. “It is an honor to serve with like-minded business professionals and make a difference in my own community!”
Jonathan David is the Chief Lending Officer at PointBank, a family-operated community bank with 9 branches throughout Denton County. He works and lives in the Flower Mound/Highland Village area, where he is deeply rooted and takes an active part in the community.
Having been with a community bank for over 14 years, Jonathan has built meaningful relationships and a network of people with a passion to serve others. He is very grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside all the amazing members of Cloud 9 Charities and looks forward to positively impacting lives in our community.
Mark Perry is the owner and lead coach at My Ideal Weight Center in Flower Mound and has been serving Cloud 9 Charities starting in February of 2017. I am married to my lovely wife, Rosie now going on 37 years and we have two grown children Amanda and Travis.
Throughout my life, I have been drawn to public service and lately, my focus and efforts include: The Flower Mound Rotary Club and The Boy Scouts of America. What little time left, I find myself running the streets of our community while training for my first marathon in November.
Sam Fannin is the branch manager/ senior loan originator for Premier Nationwide Lending in Flower Mound, TX. Sam graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in marketing & sales. Sam grew up in the Highland Village/Flower Mound area and is well rooted in this community.
He has been in the mortgage and real estate industry for over 12 years and loves to give back to the local heroes in his community. Sam and his wife Grace live in Lantana, TX and have a 29 month old little girl and an 18 month old little boy. Sam is blessed to be a part of Cloud 9 Charities and being able to give back to the Denton County community.
Todd was recently invited to join the Cloud 9 Charities Board. Through an invitation to learn more about the Cloud 9 Charities vision and purpose, he found a path to give back to the local community. Todd is deeply honored to collaborate alongside inspired people working to help others within our community!
Todd lives in Lewisville with his wife and two children and has been a member of the Lewisville and Flower Mound communities for the past 30 years.
He graduated from UNT, served in leadership roles in small and large, public and private organizations in the DFW area, and he is excited to provide his advisement and organizational experience to support the Cloud 9 Charity mission. Having served the community through various food pantries, community clean-ups, and reading sessions for elementary school children, Todd is excited to give back by serving through the Cloud 9 Charity.
Darla Buehler is a founding partner of The Buehler Group of Keller Williams Realty. Having helped more than 5,000 clients with their real estate needs,
has been a true blessing over the past 32 years. Darla enjoys an active lifestyle, and is a self proclaimed “fitness junkie, but appreciates relaxing and taking in the beautiful North Texas sunsets.
As a newly elected Board Member for Cloud 9 Charities, Darla is excited for the opportunity to serve. “I’m really looking forward to sharing, learning, and helping those who are truly in need, in a community I’m proud to call
Karen Westphal moved to Highland Village from Michigan in 1978 and has always been an active member of the community. She retired in 2016 from Christian Community Action after working there for 10 years.
She is currently serving on two other boards. She is the treasurer of the Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance and the secretary of LakeCities Ballet Theatre. Her favorite title came in 2017 when her only grandchild was born. Karen is thrilled to be on the board of such a worthwhile organization.
Jimmy Crocco is a Managing Partner at Anvil & Hammer Agency in Denton, TX and is a recent member to the board. After meeting the team and learning more about the impact Cloud 9 Charities is having in Denton County he was honored to have the opportunity to join the board. Jimmy and his wife Laura (a second grade teacher at EP Rayzor Elementary) have been married for 11 years and have 3 amazing children, Dominic, Claire and Kate.
The Cloud Nine Charities seed was planted in Madi’s heart 4 years ago when she started serving at Best Little Brewfest in Texas. Over the years, her desire to build strong relationships within the community, C9C and the youth has rooted deeply in her spirit and flourished. This seed is continually watered in her free time, as she serves weekly with the youth at Valley Creek, and annually serves the golf tournament and her favorite, BLBFIT. Madi was invited to join the C9C board this season, which is a true treasure to her as she whole heartedly believes in bringing BIG, tangible hope to our next generation! She is grateful to be a connector within such a remarkable charity that focuses on providing immediate safe refuge and looks forward to educating the community on who we are so we can continue to make a difference in each child’s life and family in need.
In the Community
One of the most enjoyable aspects of serving on the Cloud 9 Charities board is meeting with local community non-profits, hearing about the good work they are doing in our community, and learning how our financial participation can improve their services. Several times a year we are able donate a substantial amount of money to specific local charities because Cloud 9 Charities is operated completely by unpaid board members and volunteers, allowing 100% of net proceeds from all fundraising events to fund to these charitable organizations.
Ready to Help?
Come be a part of the solution. We invite you to visit one of our board meetings, sign up to volunteer, or donate funds on our donate page. There’s nothing as satisfying as providing a safe night’s sleep to a homeless family. It will touch your heart and change you forever.
Ready to Help?
Come be a part of the solution. We invite you to visit one of our board meetings, sign up to volunteer, or donate funds on our donate page. There’s nothing as satisfying as feeding a hungry child or providing a safe night’s sleep for a mom and her children. It will touch your heart and change you forever.