Speakers Bureau

The team at Communities Foundation of Texas actively speaks in public settings and participates in panels and forums designed to spur charitable giving and community involvement.

Below is a list of foundation leadership who participate in speaking engagements. Areas of expertise are listed below the bureau. To invite a foundation representative to speak at your event, email Carol Goglia.

The Team

  Beth Bull    
Carol Goglia   Beth Bull   Susan Swan Smith   Sarah Cotton Nelson
Sr. Director of
  Chief Financial Officer   Chief Giving Day Officer   Chief Philanthropy Officer
 John Fitzpatrick    George Tang        
John Fitzpatrick   George Tang   Monica Egert Smith    
Educate Texas
Executive Director
  Educate Texas
Chief Operating Officer
Relationships Officer


  • Giving Back & Looking Forward: A History of Communities Foundation of Texas…from 1953 to Today
  • North Texas Giving Day: How we raised $37 million for over 2,000 nonprofits in 18 hours
  • Giving Guide: How to find your charitable passion and give with impact
  • Asset Poverty: How we learned that 2/5 of Dallas households are asset poor and what we’re doing about it
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: How to use quantitative and qualitative data to drive your nonprofits’ strategy

Charitable Giving

  • Charitable giving in uncertain economic times
  • Strategic charitable giving: how to make your giving more meaningful and satisfying
  • Generations of Giving: Involving your family in your philanthropy
  • Finding Your Charitable Passion
  • Charitable giving and tax laws
  • Find Your Cause: Funding Needs in North Texas

Nonprofit Sector

  • Stewardship/Engagement
  • Successful Donor Cultivation Strategies
  • Board Training
  • Campaign Planning
  • Fundraising Tips & Tricks
  • Foundations 101
  • Women’s Causes


  • Public Education
  • Education Initiatives in Texas


  • North Texas Giving Day: How a grassroots campaign raised $37 million in 18 hours
  • Marketing Strategy: Bringing For-Profit Experience to Nonprofit Causes

Carol GogliaCarol Goglia
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Contact me if you have a question.

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