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As a community philanthropy officer for CFT, Candace networks with, supports and amplifies the work of nonprofit organizations making a difference in the quality of life in all areas that make communities thrive.

Prior to joining CFT, she was the community outreach manager for Baylor Scott & White with a focus on community engagement efforts, special community events, promoting health and well-being for community organizations and houses of worship in South Dallas and Southern Dallas. She also was community outreach director for Jubilee Park and Community Center, a case manager with Housing Crisis Center for families experiencing homelessness, and director of program and operations for Catholic Volunteers in Florida, a statewide AmeriCorps program.

Candace holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a master’s in social work and an M.P.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Community Leadership / Board Service

Candace sits on several boards including Friends of Juanita Craft Civil Rights House & Museum, Cultiv8 Community, Environmental Commission for City of Dallas, Miles of Freedom, and Seeds of Faith Collective. She's also formerly served on the board of the Community Council of Greater Dallas.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"People, community and relationships are at the center, and there is an openness for new ideas and creating positive change."

Favorite Quote

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there."

— Rumi