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Welcoming Richie Butler as Board Chair

  • Alfreda Norman,
  • board chair,
  • Richie Butler
Welcoming Richie Butler as Board Chair

Heartfelt thanks to past chair, Alfreda Norman for three years of leadership.

Join us in welcoming Richie Butler as the new chair of our Board of Trustees. Richie is the senior pastor of the historic St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas, and is the founder of Project Unity and its equity-focused “Together We” programs. In 2016, Richie launched the Year of Unity, a communitywide initiative to help bridge racial divides. Richie was also the founding senior pastor of Union Cathedral.

Welcome, Board Chair Richie Butler

Richie has over 20 years of experience in private equity real estate investment management, with extensive real estate development, finance, and institutional fund management experience. Previously, Richie was the senior managing director of the Prescott Realty Group; senior vice president of CityView, a managing partner of Solomon Partners; and a bank officer with Bank of America. Richie is a past recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s Leaders in Diversity Award and Minority Business Leader Award, the Collin County Business Alliance Leadership Award, the SMU Distinguished Alumni Emerging Leader Award, and the Dallas Bar Association’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Award.


Thank You, Past Board Chair Alfreda Norman

We extend heartfelt gratitude to Alfreda Norman, who served as chair of our Board of Trustees for the past three years.

Alfreda is a senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Her vast experience in banking and community leadership provides subject matter expertise on the issue of building economic stability for low-income working families, which has been a grantmaking priority of CFT’s for more than a decade. We were thrilled to see Alfreda recognized with the Dallas Regional Chamber’s 2022 ATHENA® Award.

Thank you, Alfreda, for your commitment in helping CFT grow community giving, advance community equity, and expand community impact throughout North Texas and beyond.


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

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