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Board & Staff

 

Tony J. Fundaro
Chief Executive Officer

Tony J. Fundaro is a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader in the philanthropic sector with more than 20 years of executive leadership experience creating lasting impacts in local, regional, national, and global communities. In his various leadership roles with foundations, nonprofits, and businesses, he has planned and executed the visions of many organizations. Most recently, Tony served as vice president of development of PSW Member Social Venture Partners Dallas (SVP), a community of philanthropists committed to strengthening the city through collective impact, where he was responsible for growing partnerships, thought leadership influence, and revenue base. Prior to his time at SVP, he was an executive at Meeting Professional International Foundation, a 60,000-person global community of meeting professionals in 19 countries. Other past roles include: founder and executive director of Life in Deep Ellum, a cultural center built for the artistic, social, and economic benefit of a historical art community; founder of Life Communities, a foundation that focused on community development in underserved urban communities around the globe; and co-founder of the emerging leaders conference “Engage Dallas,” the DART Bus Stop Project in Southern Dallas, and Friends of Garrett Park in Old East Dallas. Tony also serves on the Dallas Mayor’s Star Council Board of Directors and was its 2016—2017 volunteer president.
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Lauren Haskins
Director of Communications & Strategic Partnerships

Lauren Haskins joined Philanthropy Southwest in 2017. Her responsibilities include spearheading internal and external communication efforts, strategic partnerships, public policy initiatives, as well as assisting the team in its service to members. She has more than a decade of experience in communications, partnerships, and community relations – for both nonprofits and for-profit organizations. Most recently she was the communications and development director at New Friends New Life, an anti-human trafficking organization in Dallas. Prior to that, she was the vice president of account services at an integrated marketing and communications firm, which served both local and national nonprofits and foundations. Lauren began her career at the agency of record for American Express, developing and implementing their customer loyalty program. She attended social work graduate school at Columbia University and worked for two years at the largest homeless services provider in New York City, both in direct client services and in their communication and donor relations departments. She graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University where she was a recipient of the Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
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Adrienne Clay
Director of Operations & CRM Administrator

Since 2001, Adrienne Clay has managed a variety of responsibilities to ensure the smooth operation of Philanthropy Southwest's operations. She brings to the organization a wide range of expertise in the nonprofit sector, including several years at The Center for Nonprofit Management in Dallas, where she was assistant director of management consulting services, database administrator and volunteer coordinator, at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture as registrar, associate development officer, public relations, database manager, volunteer coordinator and publications manager. Adrienne has also been active in volunteer organizations, providing board leadership for WordSpace: A North Texas Home for Imaginative Language, and chairing the education section of a task force on household hazardous waste. Adrienne earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in French from Austin College. She is a Certified Salesforce Administrator. 
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Amy J. Askari
Manager of Member Services

Amy Askari joined Philanthropy Southwest in 2008. Today, she serves as Manager of Member Services and works closely with the organization’s leadership team to support Philanthropy Southwest’s diverse membership, including the development of membership initiatives, offerings, and benefits. In addition, she provides day-to-day support for all operational areas of the organization. Prior to joining Philanthropy Southwest, she worked in the financial services industry and brings extensive experience in client relations, portfolio and vendor management, customer service and operations from major banking and investment firms including The First American Corporation, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and GMAC. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from The University of Texas at Arlington. 
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