Each year,  a new slate of board members is nominated by a board committee in November and elected by the full membership in the January Annual Meeting.  Help us welcome the newest Amarillo Area Foundation board members.

Helen burton

AAF: What are you most excited about as a new AAF Board Member?

Ms. Burton: “I’m excited to learn about all of the services and resources that are available to our community as well as be a small part in making a significant difference and adding value to our amazing community.”

 

AAF: What made you say yes to becoming a board member?

Ms. Burton: “I gained knowledge of AAF endowment while serving on the Executive Board of the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber and wanted to learn more as well as serve within our community.”

 

AAF: What do you love about the Texas Panhandle?

Ms. Burton: “The unity, collaboration, and overall compassion of the Texas Panhandle people.”

 

 

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trevor caviness

AAF: What are you most excited about as a new AAF Board Member?

Mr. Caviness: “Learning more about the people and non-profit organizations that fill so many needs in the Texas Panhandle.”

 

AAF: What made you say yes to becoming a board member?

Mr. Caviness:  “Grateful for the opportunity to hopefully contribute to such a longstanding organization that has helped make the Panhandle a better place to live.”

 

AAF: What do you love about the Texas Panhandle?

Mr. Caviness: “Each town centered around Amarillo has its own unique history and identity; it is a diverse blend of folks that largely have a good work ethic and helpful/caring attitude.”

 

 

 

michael cruzAAF: What are you most excited about as a new AAF Board Member?

Mr. Cruz:  “Excited about the opportunity to assist an organization that has and continues to do so much positive, meaningful work in our community. Also looking forward to the interactions with the other Board Members who each have such a strong reputation and standing in our community.”

 

AAF: What made you say yes to becoming a board member?

Mr. Cruz: “Part of the responsibility of being a leader is being purposeful about giving back to other individuals and organizations that have collectively done so much for myself and this community. Serving on the Board is one way I can continue fulfilling that responsibility.”

 

AAF: What do you love about the Texas Panhandle?

Mr. Cruz: “I love everything about the Texas Panhandle. Ultimately – the people here are second to none and make this area an incredible place to live and raise a family. I appreciate the kindness, the respect, the work ethic, and the selflessness the people of the Texas Panhandle continue to demonstrate – day-in, day-out. It’s a blessing to live here and to call Amarillo home.”