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Amy Desler is director of development for CFT's Educate Texas initiative, building philanthropic partnerships to improve student outcomes across the state, as well as leading fundraising efforts for special projects of the foundation.

Prior to joining CFT in 2016, Amy worked for several nonprofits in Texas, San Francisco and New York, after starting her career as a political fundraiser.

Amy holds a bachelor’s in government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Community Leadership / Board Service

Amy currently serves as President of the board of Encore Park Dallas, as well as serving as a Commissioner for the City of Dallas Citizen Homelessness Commission. She serves on The Stewpot Alliance and Stewpot Boards, and is an Elder at First Presbyterian of Dallas.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"Connecting resources with educational programs that truly make a difference in student outcomes."

Favorite Quote

"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

— Reinhold Niebuhr