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As senior director of donor relations and services, Carolyn is responsible for developing the overarching strategy and implementation of the CFT’s work with prospects, fundholders, donors, professional advisors, and private foundations including the acceptance of complex and planned gifts. She also develops and manages fund administration protocols and agreements, handling legal and compliance issues, and managing a portfolio of prospects and fundholders.

Before joining CFT in 2011, Carolyn worked at Dallas CASA as the development and finance director, as well as for Texas CASA and the University of Tulsa.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from the University of Tulsa.

Community Leadership / Board Service

Carolyn serves as a board member for RISD Excellence in Education Foundation, is a Junior League of Dallas Sustainer, and an active community volunteer.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"There are so many wonderful opportunities and experiences I've had at CFT, but my favorite part of my job is the people I meet. We work with some of the most thoughtful, committed and creative philanthropists anywhere, and helping them achieve their charitable goals and build their legacies is a joy and a calling. Adding to that my fellow professionals at CFT, I truly believe I have the best job."

Favorite Quote

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

— Margaret Mead