It is with great honor that TXNP announces our newest Think Tank advisory board member, Marion Therese Lee, of San Antonio.
The Texas Think Tank has been commissioned to advise TXNP concerning its web-based communications strategies for the nonprofit community.
The Texas Think Tank currently has 13 distinguished members selected from diverse vocational backgrounds in government, public, private, and nonprofit sectors. They will meet bi-annually to discuss topics related to the leveraging of resources and information to improve nonprofit capabilities to benefit Texans. Other issues include facilitating the grant search process for nonprofits, methods for encouraging corporate philanthropy, expanding the reach of Foundations giving in Texas, and fostering multiple levels of collaboration.
Marion Therese Lee – Bacon Lee & Associates – San Antonio
Marion Therese Lee is a native born San Antonian with over 16 years experience in the charitable sector. She is a Principal in the consulting firm of Bacon Lee & Associates in San Antonio. As the CEO of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Marion led the 35 year-old community foundation in its first strategic planning process and assisted the Board in researching and developing policies relating to donor relations, grant and scholarship program guidelines, and investment management. During her tenure, the foundation’s assets increased from $36 million to $102 million, becoming the second largest community foundation in Texas. In 1992, Marion served as the Assistant to the Executive Director and as the Capital Campaign Director for the San Antonio Public Library Foundation assisting the team in raising $11.5 million to build a new central library in downtown San Antonio.
Marion began her career as a Development Associate for the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures. Marion has counseled numerous individuals, private foundations, and non-profit organizations on management, charitable giving and fundraising issues. In 2004, Marion received the National Philanthropy Day, Fundraiser of the Year award from the San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She serves on the boards of San Antonio 100, Radius Texas, and the Humane Society/SPCA of San Antonio and gives many hours to mentoring and counseling members of the nonprofit community.
Next week, San Antonio will host the winter meeting of the Texas Think Tank.
Other members of the TXNP Think Tank are: Jacqueline Beretta of San Antonio,
Bruce Esterline of Dallas, Greg Flores of San Antonio, Sandra Gilliland of Amarillo, Maggie McCarthy of Waco,
Curtis Meadows of Dallas, Bill Reaves of the Woodlands, Benjamin Rodriguez of
San Antonio, Fred Smith of Plano, Graham Weston of San Antonio, Valleau Wilkie,
Jr. of Fort Worth, and Dr. Steve Murdock of San Antonio.