NORTH TEXAS CF 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.
Nancy E. Jones
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Nancy guides the Community Foundation toward its strategic goals, which are set in concert with the Board of Directors. She works closely with fund holders, professional advisors, community leaders and nonprofit agencies to improve Fort Worth and North Texas through impactful charitable giving and community leadership. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C. as well as the Conference of Southwest Foundations; she still serves on the Community Foundation National Marketing Action Team. Prior to her move to Fort Worth, Nancy was the founding President of the Community Foundation of Abilene, building that Foundation from an initial base of $750,000 to $80 million in endowed assets. She holds a doctorate in Business Administration, Finance, and Organizational Theory from the University of Kentucky, Lexington and degrees in Economics from the University of Southern California.
Executive Vice President
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Over the course of her career, Rose has worked with philanthropists, foundations, corporations and nonprofits in San Francisco, New York and Chicago develop and enhance strategic relationships. She now oversees the North Texas Community Foundation’s philanthropic investments to ensure they effect positive change in the community while honoring donor intent. Rose collaborates with other funders, community groups and civic leaders to advance targeted initiatives, including the Early Learning Alliance, Foster Care redesign, Safe Sleep Public Health Campaign to combat infant mortality, and the Fort Worth literacy partnership. She also oversees the Community Foundation’s grant cycles focused on early learning, child abuse, land conservation and animal welfare, among others. Rose serves on the Mayor’s Education Cabinet, Women’s Policy Forum Board of Directors, Asset Funders Network Steering Committee, and Leadership ISD, among other civic engagements. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago.
Chief Financial Officer
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Stan is a finance and operations senior management professional with extensive experience in all aspects of accounting and finance as well as expertise in operations, sourcing and supply chain management in a multinational environment. He brings a comprehensive knowledge of and involvement in acquisitions/mergers, business development, transaction structuring/negotiation, human resource management, information technology and leadership, with a strong track record of delivering strong financial gains in highly competitive business markets through expertise in revenue growth and utilization of technology. Prior to his role at the Community Foundation, Stan served as the CFO and Executive Vice President of Tandy Brands Accessories and The Bombay Company. He is a certified public accountant and a graduate of the University of North Texas.
Director of Operations and Donor Services
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Vicki loves getting to be part of something bigger and working in service of others in her role at the Community Foundation. For more than 6 years, she has helped honor our fundholders’ intentions, with previous experience as a small-business owner, a preschool director, and a lecture and booking agent for Sept. 11th survivors. Vicki’s focus is to be honest, hard working, and keeping the “customer’s best interest first and foremost”. She is a graduate of Abilene Christian University.
Director of Philanthropic Services
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Cindy collaborates with members of our professional advisor network to facilitate philanthropic solutions for clients and philanthropists to positively impact our community. As a CPA with a Masters in Tax from the University of Cincinnati, she is well-positioned to work with donors and their trusted attorneys, CPAs and wealth managers to craft long-term giving strategies as well as annual charitable giving plans. Cindy has 15+ years of experience in tax and consulting focused on endowments, foundations, universities, pension plans, and high net worth families. Cindy’s background allows her to understand the tax implications of simple gifts of cash as well as more complex non-cash gifts such as closely held stock, real estate, charitable remainder or lead trusts, etc. She is an active member of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs, the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Lone Star Council of Charitable Gift Planners, Women Inspiring Philanthropy, and the Friends of KERA.
NORTH TEXAS CF STAFF
Executive Services Coordinator
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Margie Curtis is the Executive Services Coordinator and works most closely with our President/CEO. She is the liaison to the Board of Directors and administers a variety of projects and scheduling with the executive team, among other responsibilities. Margie joined us from Trinity Habitat for Humanity, where she worked as the Grants & Publications Manager for more than 8 years. Prior to that, Margie worked for Collin College as its Manager of Special Projects and district-wide Director of Student Activities.
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Mia’s background in emerging media trends and public relations from the University of Texas at Arlington has come in handy working at the Community Foundation. As the Communications Coordinator, she develops annual marketing strategies while running the Community Foundation’s website, social media platforms, graphic design work and public relations efforts.
Community Engagement Coordinator
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Garrett works with the Community Foundation’s field-of-interest and capacity building grant cycles, and is the liaison for our young professionals philanthropy group WORTH. He is a 2010 graduate of Milligan College in Tennessee and spent the first part of his professional career working in child welfare in both residential and community settings. Before coming to the Foundation he was a counselor at ACH Child and Family Services in Fort Worth.
Grants and Database Administrator
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Ronda’s role as grant administrator includes processing all grants and scholarships in an efficient manner, being diligent about processes and the commitment to ethical and confidential use of information. She strives to maintain a good relationship with donors ensuring their requests are met in a timely manner. Ronda communicates with nonprofits and students to assure the process from grant processing to grant and scholarship delivery is done with a high attention to detail.
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As the part-time Finance Assistant, Paula primarily supports our CFO and Finance Department. She also assists with a wide range of ad-hoc projects as needed for different teams. Formerly Paula worked for American Airlines for 24 years, most recently she managed the development and capital planning for new construction and renovations for more than 50 Admirals Club locations and first class/business lounges worldwide.
Administrative Support Specialist
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From the front office to the server room, Caleb takes care of day-to-day administration as well as any IT services needed. Graduating from the Academy of Art University, he uses coding and technical experience to diagnose computer problems, maintain databases, and keep the Foundation up to speed with supplies and tools for an efficient workplace environment. He enjoys using his deep background in customer service to answer calls and provide solutions for both coworkers and fundholders.
Donor Services & Events Associate
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As the Donor Services and Events Associate, Amy’s goal is to further strengthen the Community Foundation’s capacity to serve donors effectively and manage on-going events. A TCU graduate, Amy comes to NTxCF from Justin Brands, Inc. and Williamson-Dickie, where she held positions in marketing management and apparel merchandising, respectively. Both positions cultivated strengths in client relations, project management and production coordination.
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As the Finance Associate, Joy works with the CFO on various financial tasks, as well as assisting with audit preparations, processing incoming gifts, Accounts Payable and month end reconciliations. Joy’s previous work history includes Jackson Hewitt, First Command Financial Services and the United Nations Development program. Growing up in Kenya, Joy received her bachelor’s degree from Kenyatta University. She is an active member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.