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CFT names Calvert Collins-Bratton as new Chief Relationships Officer

Collins-Bratton to join CFT on December 4

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, announces Calvert Collins-Bratton as CFT’s next Chief Relationships Officer.

Calvert will join CFT on Monday, December 4 as the newest member of our executive leadership team. She will lead CFT’s growing Relationships Department comprised of our charitable giving experts, and will serve as a key senior leader in the areas of development, fundraising, and donor stewardship.

Over its 70-year history, CFT has been responsible for transformational change in our community, setting the standard for philanthropy. I am honored and excited to join the team to extend that impact even further,” said Calvert Collins-Bratton.

Calvert Collins-Bratton is a seventh generation Texan, proud Dallas native, civic and park advocate, wife, and proud girl mom. She comes to CFT from Methodist Health System Foundation where she most recently worked as Vice President of Communications and Strategic Events. In this role, she led the team responsible for fundraising events and communications, and worked closely with donors, board members, and executives. Highlights include leading the planning and fundraising for the Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award event, Eagle Society events, and the Methodist Gives employee giving program.

Prior to joining Methodist in 2015, she spent a decade as a television reporter and anchor in Omaha, Las Vegas, and here with KDFW FOX 4. She was born and raised in Dallas and is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received her Bachelor’s in Journalism and Broadcast News from the University of Missouri.

Calvert is passionate about our community, helping others, and improving Dallas. She has represented District 13 on the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Board for the past six years, including as president from 2019-2021. She serves on the boards of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Resource CenterEquestChrist’s Family ClinicHungerBusters, and Safer Dallas Better Dallas.

She is a member of Charter 100The Dallas AssemblyThe Dallas Summit, and is a Junior League of Dallas sustainer and a past recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award.

Calvert lives in north Dallas with her husband and three young daughters.

“We are thrilled to welcome Calvert to the team. Calvert brings nearly twenty years of extensive fundraising, partnership, and relationship building to this key leadership role at CFT. Calvert is passionate about our mission and vision and is an excellent addition to lead our growing Relationships Department and to help us grow community giving,” said Wayne White, CFT’s President and CEO.

Nicole Paquette
Nicole Paquette
Senior Director, Communications, Public Relations, and External Affairs

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