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Chris Avila is a philanthropy fellow, supporting CFT’s grantmaking efforts and philanthropic advising services. Chris also assists with CFT’s focus on economic security, working closely with agencies participating in the Working Families Success Network to increase their organizational capacity and understand and improve their outcomes to better support working families in North Texas.

Before joining CFT full time in 2019, Chris supported the philanthropy department as a student intern. 

Chris holds a bachelor’s in business administration with a focus on fundraising and philanthropy from Paul Quinn College.

Community Leadership / Board Service

Chris is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"Tackling and addressing the issues that impact working families to build a more equitable community."

Favorite Quote

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

⁠— Martin Luther King Jr.