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Amy Desler is deputy director of development for CFT's Educate Texas, leading fundraising efforts to support organizational goals and priorities.

Prior to joining CFT in 2016, Amy worked in development for several nonprofits in Texas, San Francisco and New York, after starting her career as a political fundraiser.

Amy holds a bachelor’s in political science and government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Community Leadership / Board Service

Amy currently serves on the board of Encore Park, is president-elect of The Stewpot Alliance, and serves as a ruling Elder at First Presbyterian of Dallas, where she chairs the stewardship committee and serves on the community ministries committee.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"Connecting resources with educational programs that truly make a difference in student outcomes."

Favorite Quote

"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

— Reinhold Niebuhr