Texas native to lead Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation | SierraSun.com

Texas native to lead Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation has a new leader.Stacy Caldwell was recently selected by the foundationandamp;#8217;s board of directors be its next CEO, officials announced in a press release last Friday. andamp;#8220;I believe that TTCF has all the right elements to be a significant model in the philanthropic world,andamp;#8221; Caldwell said in a statement. andamp;#8220;Iandamp;#8217;m so very excited to get to know the community and stakeholders of such a wonderful region and canandamp;#8217;t wait to achieve exponential growth and impact together.andamp;#8221;Caldwell currently serves as president of Dallas Social Venture Partners, an arm of the Dallas Foundation. There she has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of a volunteer driven philanthropic organization involved in capacity building and grant making to the nonprofit community, managing five employees and 130 partners.According to a press release, Caldwellandamp;#8217;s career highlights include launching socially innovative models at local, state and national levels; pioneering successful multi-fund collaborations; organizing and visiting Capitol Hill with various constituencies within the nonprofit and funding communities; and launching communication and technology initiatives. She also co-authored and lobbied a successful piece of state legislation for Texas farmers markets.andamp;#8220;I am interested in finding ways to use existing resources in more impactful ways to better serve those in need and help solve some of our toughest challenges,andamp;#8221; Caldwell said. andamp;#8220;There are new, innovative business models and capital markets that are impacting nonprofits and philanthropy, and I look forward to bringing these ideas and strategies to TTCF.andamp;#8221;Caldwell begins her new role March 1, replacing former CEO Lisa Dobey, who resigned last summer to head up a health care foundation in Bend, Ore. Since, Linda Brown has served as interim CEO.In all, 70 people applied for the position, according to the press release. The search process, which lasted about six months, was conducted by Olive Grove Consulting of Redwood City, Calif., which screened the original applicants down to 40.The TTCF Search Committee andamp;#8212; composed of board members Steve Gross, Douglas Dale, Dick George, Craig Lundin and Kat Rohlf andamp;#8212; narrowed the field to eight; each was interviewed in person. The final three candidates were brought to the foundation to spend a day with board members, staff, community members and for a tour of our region and several nonprofits.andamp;#8220;Stacy is incredibly enthusiastic and full of energy,andamp;#8221; Gross said. andamp;#8220;She is caring, thoughtful, innovative and driven to succeed. Perhaps most importantly, she is passionate about philanthropy. Itandamp;#8217;s part of her DNA.andamp;#8221;Caldwell grew up in North Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth, according to the press release. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Anthropology and Womenandamp;#8217;s Studies. She also earned certification in Nonprofit Leadership from Southern Methodist University and Center for Nonprofit Management in Dallas. She and her husband have three boys ages 6, 8, and 10.