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As the senior officer for community philanthropy, Galen provides philanthropic advising services to help connect donors with high impact funding opportunities in the North Texas community. He also serves on the Caruth Foundation team, which seeks to make transformational investments in the areas of education, health and public safety.

Prior to CFT, Galen was the senior director of community financial stability at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, where he helped coordinate United Way's $2 million-plus portfolio of more than 20 investments and programmatic initiatives.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College and a master’s in international studies from the University of Denver.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"CFT provides a unique opportunity to work hand in hand with nonprofit leaders, generous donors and an incredible CFT team to move the needle on the issues that matter most to North Texas families."

Favorite Quote

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

— Barack Obama