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As a community philanthropy officer for CFT, Celeste helps connect North Texas nonprofits with opportunities related to funding, capacity building and learning. She oversees the letter of inquiry and giving guide processes and helps strategize ways to elevate the nonprofit stories.

Prior to joining CFT in 2017, Celeste was the senior program associate at the Meadows Foundation. She was formerly a teacher at Bishop Dunne Catholic School. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in community development and planning from Clark University.

Joined CFT

2017

Favorite Aspect of CFT

"Listening and learning from incredibly thoughtful coworkers and nonprofit partners."

Favorite Quote

"The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self."

— Mr. Rogers