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The team at Communities Foundation of Texas actively speaks in public settings and participates in panels and forums designed to spur charitable giving and community involvement.

Below is a list of foundation leadership who participate in speaking engagements. Areas of expertise are listed below the bureau. To invite a foundation representative to speak at your event, email Nicole Paquette.

The Team

John Fitzpatrick

Educate Texas
Executive Director

George Tang

Educate Texas
Managing Director

Monica Christopher

Senior Vice President, Chief Giving and Community Impact Officer

Dr. Reo Prueitt

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Carolyn Newham

Senior Director of Donor Relations and Services

Chris McSwain

Director of Community Engagement, NTX Giving Day


Giving Back & Looking Forward: A History of Communities Foundation of Texas... from 1953 to Today

NTX Giving Day: How we raise over $60 million for over 3,000 nonprofits in 18 hours

2023 Searchable Nonprofit Database: How to find your charitable passion and give with impact

Asset Poverty: How we learned that 2/5 of Dallas households are asset poor and what we’re doing about it

Data-Driven Decision-Making: How to use quantitative and qualitative data to drive your nonprofits’ strategy

Charitable Giving

Charitable giving in uncertain economic times

Strategic charitable giving: how to make your giving more meaningful and satisfying

Generations of Giving: Involving your family in your philanthropy

Finding Your Charitable Passion

Charitable giving and tax laws

Find Your Cause: Funding Needs in North Texas

Nonprofit Sector


Successful Donor Cultivation Strategies

Board Training

Campaign Planning

Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Foundations 101

Marketing Strategy: Bringing For-Profit Experience to Nonprofit Causes


How to Think Bigger about Improving Texas Education

Best Practices in College and Career Readiness Programs

Collective Impact: How to Wire a Community to Improve Outcomes for Texans from Cradle to Career 

STEM Rocks: A Look Inside the Nation's First K-12 STEM District

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