As Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Deborah Montonen, CFRE, is responsible for the direction of development and marketing strategies and managing donor relations and fundraising efforts.
Deborah has spent almost four decades in the philanthropy arena, working for local and international nonprofit organizations and private foundations. While her career started in Dallas, working as executive director of The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation, Deborah has worked for organizations such as the Dean Learning Center, Visiting Nurses Association in Washington, D.C., CARE International, The Irving School’s Foundation, KERA, Klyde Warren Park and Junior Achievement of Dallas. Deborah has also been active with the Junior League of Dallas and London and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where she had held numerous leadership positions over the years. Deborah was named Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the organization in 2011 for her dedication to fundraising and mentoring new philanthropy professionals, a passion that she continues today.
Deborah received a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and did graduate studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.