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Wende oversees CFT's focus on economic security for working families. She oversees multiple nonprofit cohorts focused on implementing greater financial capacity, including implementation of the Working Families Success model.

Wende has more than a decade of experience as a project manager and instructional designer for training programs. During that time, she helped businesses create and implement better internal processes in order to work more strategically.

Wende received the 2018 president's award from the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and was named 2018 volunteer of the year by the Irving Family YMCA. Wende also was named to the Dallas Innovates list of "2018 Movers and Shakers: North Texas Social Innovators You Should Know."

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English, theater and secondary education from Doane University.

Joined CFT

2010

Favorite Aspect of CFT

"Working closely with nonprofits to help them have greater impact."

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