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As CFT’s strategic initiatives officer, Tina manages and supports projects and initiatives for the Philanthropy team through strategy, program development and operations. She is the project manager for both the Caruth team and its new grant cycle iteration and the Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program. Tina also serves as an advisor and thought partner on the core North Texas Giving Day team and is the CFT liaison for Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation.

Tina comes to CFT as a practicing attorney in contracts, intellectual property and mediation. She worked on an international foreign corrupt practices case in Washington, D.C., for a Fortune 50 company, and she spent time as in-house counsel at CBS, MTV and David Yurman in New York City.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from St. John’s University.


Community Leadership / Board Service

Tina was selected to be part of the Leadership ISD’s Dallas County Civic Voices Fellowship, Class of 2020 and was part of the 2017–2018 Class of the Mayor’s Star Council. 


Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"Learning from the expertise of coworkers and external partners, supporting their work in creating an impact, and having the opportunity to make connections to the larger CFT and community goals are my favorite things about CFT. The talent, intelligence and passion on all of the teams at CFT are motivating and edifying, and they make the job fun."

Favorite Quote

“To the work you are entitled, but not the fruits thereof.”

– Bhagavad Gita