Mark Cuban donates $1 million to help protect Dallas LGBT community

By Vincent Frank

The always philanthropy-minded Mark Cuban is now setting his sights on helping out his team’s local community by donating $1 million to the Dallas Police Department following the terrorist attack in Orlando over the weekend.

According to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, the Mavericks owner made the decision to donate this large chunk of change in response to the attack that killed 49 people at a LGBT nightclub in Florida.

“Once again, Mark has demonstrated his devotion to his city by stepping up in a time of need,” the Mayor said Wednesday, via The Dallas Morning News. “In the wake of national tragedies, we often hear empty talk from politicians and other influencers. With this pledge, Mark shows he is a man of action who cares deeply about his fellow Dallasites.”

Rawlings also indicated that the money will be set aside to help with counter-terrorism efforts in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Lawn, which is known for its LGBT community.

None of this is foreign to Cuban, who has always made a point of stepping up in communities around the United States as a way to put his money to good work.

Among his previous acts of goodwill, Cuban started the Fallen Patriot Fund to help Iraqi War veterans seriously wounded in the conflict as well as a $5 million donation to Indiana University for a center on sports and media technology.