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Awards and accolades for CFT Leaders

May, 25 2018

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Wende Burton,
community philanthropy director, received the 2018 President’s Award from the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2018 Volunteer of the Year by the Irving Family YMCA.

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Sarah Cotton Nelson,
chief philanthropy officer, and Wende Burton, community philanthropy director, were recently named “Movers + Shakers: North Texas Social Innovators You Should Know” by Dallas Innovates.

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Sejal Desai,
business engagement director, was chosen as one of five women to be honored with an Inspiring Woman of the Southwest Award this fall by the Southwest Jewish Congress. Sejal was also selected for the incoming cohort of 2018 Dallas Public Voices.

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Beverly Garner,
facilities director, was named the 2017 Facilities Manager of the Year by the DFW Chapter International Facility Management Association.

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Carol Pierce Goglia,
senior director of marketing and communications, and the CFT team received the Nonprofit Communicator of the Year Award from 
the Center for Nonprofit Management – CNM Connect at the 2017 A Night of Light Nonprofit Awards of Excellence.

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