SPEED NETWORKING WITH FUNDERSApplied MaterialsMichele Walker-Moak, Manager,Global Community AffairsApplied Materials, Inc....
Department of Criminal Justice (DCJ)Stacie Woods, Programs Analysis, Ashley Koonce, Programs Analysis andMarvin Dunbar, Re...
focused on giving grants to organizations and programs that are essential in achieving support to ensuresuccess in “feeder...
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) ProgramsNaomi Trejo, AdministratorThe Community Services Section...
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  1. 1. SPEED NETWORKING WITH FUNDERSApplied MaterialsMichele Walker-Moak, Manager,Global Community AffairsApplied Materials, Inc. and the Applied Materials Foundation support sustained partnerships worldwidethrough community investments in youth education, civic development, the environment, and arts andculture.Bank of AmericaAnne Smith, SVP, Market Manager - Austin & San AntonioAs a global company serving clients through operations in more than 40 countries, Bank of Americaapproaches investing through a national strategy under which it works with local leaders to identify andmeet the most pressing needs of individual communities.Anderson Charitable FoundationBrad Robb, Executive DirectorThe Anderson Charitable Foundation funds essential needs of children, seniors and people withdisabilities, and sponsors medical research for the cure and prevention of catastrophic disease. Theirfunding area is Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.DellMichele Glaze, Strategic Giving & Employee Engagement ManagerDell Powering the Possible is the company’s commitment to put technology and expertise to work,where it can do the most good for our planet and our communities. Dell’s giving efforts focus in specificareas where they believe their funding, products, and team member engagement can make the mostdifference. These priorities include: closing the technology gap for learning, fueling socialentrepreneurship, providing relief in the wake of disaster, and discovering treatments for pediatriccancer. To learn more, visit www.dell.com/poweringthepossible.Michael and Susan Dell FoundationVirginia Potter, Team Lead, Central Texas Community andNichole Aston, Program Officer, Central TexasThe Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to transforming the livesof children living in urban poverty through better health and education. Pragmatic, disciplined andinnovative in their approach and global in their perspective, the foundation seeks to concentrateresources where there is opportunity to achieve direct, measurable, replicable and lasting systemicchanges that improve a significant numbers of lives.
  2. 2. Department of Criminal Justice (DCJ)Stacie Woods, Programs Analysis, Ashley Koonce, Programs Analysis andMarvin Dunbar, Rehabilitation Programs Manager IIIDCJ’s mission is to provide public safety, promote positive change in offender behavior, reintegrateoffenders into society, and assist victims of crime. The Rehabilitation Programs Division facilitatesoffender programs, cooperating with the Parole Division, the Community Justice Assistance Division, theHealth Services Division, the Correctional Institutions Division, the Windham School District, the Boardof Pardons and Parole, and Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations and volunteers to provideeffective, evidence-based treatment services for individual offenders throughout the incarceration andsupervision period.Department of Family and Protective ServicesCecilia Whitley, CTPM, Director of Client Services Procurement andRay Ardell, Child Protective Services (CPS) Contracts Program DirectorThe Department of Family and Protective Services is charged with protecting children, adults who areelderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family homes. The agency is also charged with managing community-basedprograms that prevent delinquency, abuse, neglect and exploitation of Texas children, elderly anddisabled adults.Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Scott BingamanThe DSHS promotes optimal health for individuals and communities while providing effective health,mental health and substance abuse services to Texans. DSHS serves the health needs of Texans in a thefollowing ways: Prevention and preparedness activities, such as immunizations, public healthpreparedness, communicable disease surveillance and control, and newborn screening; family andcommunity health services, such as primary health care, maternal and child health and nutritionservices, and health services for special populations; community mental health services and statemental health hospitals; substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services; andregulation of health professionals, facilities, and consumer goods and services.Georgetown Health FoundationSuzy Pukys, Director of Community ResourcesThe Georgetown Health Foundation is committed to sustainable, collaborative community healthpromotion in Georgetown.KDK-Harman FoundationJennifer Esterline, Executive DirectorKDK-Harman Foundation is a family foundation located in Austin, Texas whose mission is to break thecycle of poverty through education while promoting a culture of giving excellence. The Foundationsupports nonprofits and schools in seven Central Texas counties that work to close achievement gaps forlow-income students in grades K-12, preparing them with 21st Century skills and access to quality careersthrough programming in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and out-of-school time.The Robert and Janice McNair FoundationJoanie Haley, Executive DirectorThe Robert and Janice McNair Foundation is a private foundation based in Houston. The Foundation hasmade grants to a wide variety of charitable organizations and programs. Since 1993, the Foundation has
  3. 3. focused on giving grants to organizations and programs that are essential in achieving support to ensuresuccess in “feeder school patterns” in HISD’s low income and needy neighborhoods. In 2007, the focuschanged to medical research and supporting McNair Scholars.The Mitte FoundationColeith Molstad, Executive DirectorSince its inception in 1994, the Mitte Foundation has strived to invest in organizations and programsthat improve the quality of life of those within the city of Austin and the Central Texas area. Firmlyrooted within the community they serve, the Foundation’s intent is to strengthen and enrich people’slives, as well as bringing hope to those in need, by addressing specific opportunities and issues, andproviding support through programs and grants for nonprofit organizations to address these issues ineffective ways.Public Utilities Commission (PUC)Kimberly Gilbertson, Information Specialist, Henry Garza, Information SpecialistThe Public Utilities Commission protects customers, foster competition, and promote high qualityinfrastructure. PUC reaches out to low income and elderly customers to educate them on electricchoice and other consumer issues.RGK FoundationJami Hampton, Senior Program OfficerThe RGK Foundation strives toward progressive change in humanitarian concerns by supporting US-based innovative projects in health, education, human services and community affairs.The Simmons FoundationAmanda Cloud, Senior Program OfficerThe mission of the Simmons Foundation is to partner with organizations that strengthen women, youthand families while building an educated, tolerant and resilient community. The Foundation fundsprimarily in the Greater Houston area in Health, Human Services, Civic & Community Building andEducation. In 2011, the Simmons provided over $3.5 M in funding to 170+ organizations.St. David’s FoundationMichael Wilson, PhD, Program Officer for Healthy AgingSt. David’s Foundation invests hospital proceeds into the health of the Austin-area community byfunding initiatives that improve care for the undeserved and uninsured.Sterling Turner Foundation, Isla Carroll Turner Friendship TrustPat Stilley, Executive DirectorThe Sterling-Turner Foundation is a private trust which can assist any section 501(c)(3) organization inthe State of Texas. The Foundation has a wide range of interests. Past funding has been given to higherand secondary education institutions, social services, performing arts groups, religious programs,hospitals, health services and research, hospices, urban and community development, youthorganizations, civic and urban affairs, and libraries. The Isla Carroll Turner Friendship Trust providessupport for nonprofits throughout the State of Texas that provide services to the elderly. Priority is givento health centers, recreation programs, retirement services, Alzheimer’s initiatives, meal deliveryprograms, nursing facilities, and other activities related to the elderly.
  4. 4. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) ProgramsNaomi Trejo, AdministratorThe Community Services Section awards federal funds to assist local agencies providing assistance toneedy Texas residents. During the SFY 2010, Community Services programs assisted 909,068 low-income and/or homeless individuals 2,058 of whom achieved incomes above poverty level. Programsinclude: •CDBG Disaster Recovery Program •Emergency Shelter Grants Program (ESGP) •Colonia Self-Help Centers (SHC) •Housing Tax Credit Program •Community Services Block Grant Program •Statewide Housing Assistance Payments Program (CSBG) (Section 8) •Comprehensive Energy Assistance •Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Program (CEAP)Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC) Community Access and Services DivisionMarc WernliRegional Community Relations specialists foster partnerships with stakeholders to improve delivery andaccess to Medicaid and CHIP services. These specialists are located throughout the state and linkgovernment resources to families, medical and dental providers, hospitals, faith- and community-basedorganizations, schools and others to promote improvements to the health care system. The specialistsprovide information about Medicaid and CHIP, offer assistance in organizing community events andcoordinate public meetings, including Medicaid and CHIP Regional Advisory Committee Meetings. Thisstate office also host 2-1-1 Texas; Nutrition Education and Social Services Search; Community Partnertraining; and Faith and Community Based Initiatives.