Jeri joined CFT as a donor relations officer in 2018 after years of dedicated community building in Collin County. She works to further connect charitably minded individuals, families and businesses with their philanthropic passions and encourages giving to CFT’s Fund for Collin County.
Jeri holds a bachelor’s in secondary education from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in educational administration and supervision from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has 12 years of experience as an educator, with eight years as a Plano ISD teacher. Jeri is a graduate of both Leadership Plano and Leadership North Texas. In 2019 Local Profile magazine identified Jeri as Collin County Woman of the Year.
Community Leadership / Board ServiceJeri serves as the School Board vice president for Plano ISD and is a Plano ISD Education Foundation board member. As a member of Junior League of Collin County (JLCC), Jeri was a creator and founder of Sci-Tech Discovery Center and is the community strategic director for the JLCC board. She is past president of Plano Youth Leadership and serves on the Collin County Homeless Coalition. Jeri was a top finalist for Local Profile’s 2019 Champions of Change Ally Award an currently serves on the Texas Health Resources Community Impact Board. In 2020, Jeri was named Plano's Citizen of the Year!
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"The people are as wonderful as you hear. Having individuals dedicated to making communities better is a powerful thread for creating wonderful relationships and meaningful work."
“The life you feed is the life you lead.”
— Family Motto