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  • Writer's pictureKnapp Community Care Foundation

Inaugural Nonprofit Leaders for Excellence Program Launches

Updated: Nov 11, 2022

In partnership with the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation, we have launched a leadership cohort – Nonprofit Leaders for Excellence. Planning, coordination, and curriculum development have been months in the making with the support from consulting partners, Burnam | Gray. This week, we kicked off the 10-month journey with 12 incredible nonprofit leaders from the Rio Grande Valley. The group will gather monthly to learn, network, and collaborate on leadership, governance, operations, and more. Congratulations to the inaugural class!

Meet the inaugural class:

Ernest Espinoza, Executive Director, Children's Bereavement Center RGV Victor Rivera, Executive Director, Loaves & Fishes of the RGV Moises Arjona, Collective Impact Director, Unidos Contra la Diabetes RGV Lourdes Flores, Director, ARISE Adelante Lauro Garza, Senior Director, Special Olympics Texas - Rio Grande Valley Area Roxanne Pacheco, Executive Director, Hope Family Health Center Omar Rodriguez, Director of Grants & Government Relations, Food Bank of the RGV Marisol Resendez, Executive Director, El Milagro Clinic Marisela Gonzalez, Executive Director, Aurora House Foundation Jackie Flores, Executive Director, Dentists Who Care Elias Ozuna, Chief Executive Officer, Open Hands Food Pantry Sandra De La Cruz-Yarrison, Executive Director, Holy Family Services, Inc

The leaders will meet monthly from August 2022 through May 2023. The full day sessions cover all aspects of effective nonprofit leadership as it relates to governance, fundraising, legal issues, staffing, communications, data evaluation, and more.

These leaders are becoming stronger and more effective, and they are building a network that is leading to collaboration and excellence.

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