CONSULTING TEAM

Emily Wood - Vice President of Community Investment

Emily Wood has more than 16 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Emily served as the Foundations Manager for New York City's historic homeless shelter, The Bowery Mission, and as a Development Director for the Amarillo Symphony, Opportunity School, and Amarillo Children’s Home. She also has operated Emily Wood Consulting, a company helping nonprofits achieve their goals by facilitating strategic planning, database management training, grant writing, executive search and fundraising assistance. In 2018, Emily joined the Amarillo Area Foundation as the Vice President of Community Investment. Emily is a member of the High Plains Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She also volunteers weekly with high school girls living in foster care. She is passionate about working together with the people of the Texas Panhandle to care for our neighbors so our communities thrive. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, minoring in Journalism. Emily also received intensive fundraising training at The Foundation Center and The Support Center for Nonprofit Management in Manhattan.

Areas of Expertise

* Fundraising Development Planning and Assessment
* Database Management
* Strategic Planning
* Organizational Assessments
* Feasibility and Community Studies
* Board Training and Facilitation
* Grant Research
* Budget Planning

Roxann Ball - Nonprofit Service Center Program Officer

Roxann Ball has over 20 years of nonprofit management, accounting, and fundraising experience and has been a resident of Amarillo for the last 14 years. Roxann served as Business Manager at Marian High School, a nonprofit girl’s academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and in the accounting department of Upper Hudson Primary Care Consortium, providing data for the organization’s Grant Writer. She's been an employee of the Amarillo Area Foundation for the last twelve years and currently serves as Program Officer for the Nonprofit Service Center where she directs the Center’s consulting, education, and peer group activities. Roxann is a member of the High Plains Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, serving as Board President in 2013 and National Philanthropy Day Chair in 2012. She is currently a regent on the board of Ascension Academy. Roxann served as President of the Bravo Board of the Amarillo Opera, a guest reader at Opportunity School and a voting member of the Madge Marmaduke Scholarship Committee. She also served on the Yaddo Artist Retreat Annual Benefit Committee and the Summer Gala Committee for the New York City Ballet. Roxann is committed to using her skills and the resources of the Amarillo Area Foundation in exceptional service to the nonprofit community of the Texas Panhandle. Roxann is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Areas of Expertise

* Board Development and Training
* Grant Database Research
* Feasibility Studies
* Policies Review
* Special Event Planning
* Executive Search
* Organizational Assessments
* Development Planning
* Budget Planning
* Strategic Planning