Staff

Stephen Warren

President

stephen@cfwtx.org

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Works with the Board and its committees to develop goals and strategies

  • Administer all Foundation programs and operations and maintains compliance with National Standards for Community Foundations

  • Primarily responsible for the development of Foundation assets, establishing relationships with a broad spectrum of current and potential donors, financial advisors, civic groups, nonprofit organizations, and other foundations.

  • Collaborate with the Investment Committee to oversee the financial management of assets, maintain appropriate investment policies and ensure compliance with current laws and regulations. 

  • explores new opportunities to address community needs, evaluates emerging opportunities, and makes informed decisions on the potential viability of each

Tami Swoboda

Senior Vice President 

tami@cfwtx.org

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Designated Grants

  • Donor-Advised Grants

  • Foundation/Community Initiatives

  • Fund Allocation Management

  • Work closely with Hockley County Endowment and Slaton Area Endowment boards to grow their community presence

  • Operations Oversight (Dashboards, HR, Strategic Plan, National Standards, Policies, and Procedures)

Michelle Tosi-Stephens

Vice President of Development and External Affairs

michelle@cfwtx.org

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with new and major donors

  • Develop and implement strategies for securing philanthropic support from individuals and corporations

  • Work closely with Plainview Area Endowment and Post-Garza County Endowment boards to grow their community presence and help each of the four affiliates with their donor management

  • Assist with Giving Tuesday and special events planning and execution

  • Coordinate closely with colleagues in, Programs/Grant Management and Finance to ensure that the CFWT and its knowledge/resources are available to prospective donors.

Denise Oviedo

Director of Grants and Scholarships

denise@cfwtx.org

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Scholarships

  • Community Grants

  • Field of Interest Grants – Arts, Animals, Historic Preservation

  • Mini-Grants for Teachers

  • Affiliate Grants

Carla Stricklin

Director of Accounting

carla@cfwtx.org

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare all bank deposits and transfers

  • Post all gifts, disbursements, grants, and all general journal entries

  • Set up the fund, vendor, and account information in the Blackbaud Financial Edge/Raiser's Edge system

  • Fund statements, financial statements, budget, accounts payable and receivable, and gift acknowledgments 

  • Coordinate semi-annual mailings to fund representatives

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Priscilla Rodriguez

Administrative Manager

priscilla@cfwtx.org

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Board and committee meeting communications and scheduling

  • Primary contact and trainer for the Funding Library

  • Administrator for Blackbaud software

  • Maintain constituent information in Raiser's Edge

  • First point of contact for the Foundation

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Bailey Johnson-Seay

Marketing Manager

bailey@cfwtx.org

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Design, implement and evaluate all Community Foundation events in partnership with Development, Affiliates, Board, Grants/Programs, and Administration

  • Develop and manage special projects and events

  • CFWT’s branding strategies, marketing, advertising, and digital communications

  • Manage social media pages, websites (CFWT, Affiliates, and Giving Tuesday), and design materials