NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION STAFF
At the North Texas Community Foundation, you’ll meet professionals who are accomplished in many ways,
from education to professional achievements. Though we have varying backgrounds and skill sets, we all share
a deep commitment to the North Texas community, as well as passion and enthusiasm for the work we do.
Chief Financial Officer
Laura Q. McWhorter, CFRE
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Director of Donor Relations
Kathleen has more than 20 years in nonprofit experience, both professionally and as a volunteer. She worked previously at the Texas Health Resources Foundation as the Annual Giving Manager, and at Texas Ballet Theater as the Special Events and Membership Manager. Kathleen is also involved with the Junior League of Fort Worth, previously serving on its Board as well as co-chairing the annual Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Market.
Kathleen is a native Texan and graduated from Texas Christian University.
Executive Services Coordinator
Amanda de la Torre
Associate Director of
Bringing experience in both nonprofit and for-profit roles to her position, Amanda entered nonprofit work in 2012 after completing her M.S.I.S. in Sustainability at UT Arlington’s Fort Worth campus. She has had the pleasure of working with nonprofits in Louisiana and Oklahoma that address wise land use and economic development issues. Her for-profit experience includes more than 15 years in real estate sales and marketing. A native Texan, Amanda is passionate about her hometown of Fort Worth and her favorite school in Austin, The University of Texas.
Associate Director of Community Impact
Grants Administrator and Database Coordinator
Donor Relations Associate
Strategic Communications Coordinator
Susan Van Meter
Community Impact Associate
As the Community Impact Associate, Susan supports the Associate Director with field-of-interest and capacity building grants. She is a point of contact for non-profits in the community seeking access to grant opportunities and conducts daily activities to effectively carryout grant cycles for the Foundation. Susan also manages the Fleetwood Memorial Fund for injured or fallen police officers and firefighters, providing financial assistance to those injured or fallen during those traumatic times.
Susan is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University and used her social work degree to begin her career in social services over 12 years ago. She has worked for a few DFW non-profits serving survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and child abuse. Susan joins us from SafeHaven of Tarrant County and brings with her experience in grant writing, fundraising, program management and program development as well as case management and trauma services. In her experience working for non-profits, Susan understands how valuable grants are to programs and works to make the grant application process user-friendly, providing technical assistance to those non-profits throughout the grant cycles.