The Amarillo Area Foundation is proud to welcome Emily Wood as Vice President of Community Investment. Wood will be responsible for the Foundation’s grants and scholarship programs, the Nonprofit Service Center, No Limits No Excuses, ACE, as well as new community investment program
She joins AAF from the Amarillo Children’s Home where she served as the Director of Development. During her tenure, she facilitated capital campaign planning, created and managed an annual development plan, and assisted in the recent rebranding of the organization (previously Presbyterian Home for Children).
Woods comes to the Foundation with over 16 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. For many years she worked as a consultant with organizations to help them achieve their goals through strategic planning, database management training, grant writing, executive search, and fund-raising assistance. She has served on the staff of Opportunity School, The Amarillo Symphony, and The Bowery Mission (NYC).
Woods holds a BA in English with a minor in Journalism from Baylor University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has volunteered with many local organizations such as Coronado Elementary School, the Junior League of Amarillo, and Heal the City.
“I love the people of the Texas Panhandle because we are strong, resourceful, and we care for our neighbors. I’m honored to join the Amarillo Area Foundation team at a time when the needs of our community are great, but our resources are even greater,” said Emily Wood. “Our nonprofits are vibrant and growing faster than any other period in our history, which means we have the greatest opportunity to impact the future of our community right now. I look forward to diving in and helping in this great work of improving the quality of life for each of us here in the Texas Panhandle.”
“We are thrilled to have Emily join the Amarillo Area Foundation family,” said Clay Stribling, President and CEO of the Foundation. “Her extensive nonprofit experience will allow the Foundation to aggressively pursue its mission to improve quality of life for Panhandle residents.”