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Not Your Grandfather’s Donor Advised Fund
September 26, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
President & CEO, Austin Community Foundation
As CEO of the Austin Community Foundation since 2014, Mike leverages resources and works collaboratively with a broad spectrum of stakeholders. Mike is responsible for leading the Foundation and increasing its role as a community resource through organizational excellence, collaborative leadership and strategic initiatives. During his first year he doubled the number of new charitable funds opened by individuals, families and companies and launched a multi-million dollar Impact Investment Fund to put more resources into the community.
Mike led the decade-long strategic reorganization of the downtown children’s museum into the Thinkery, a leader in science, technology, engineering and math education located in the Mueller neighborhood. Before joining the museum, Mike directed program development and consulting services for Greenlights, then a start-up nonprofit management service organization. Prior to moving to Austin in 2001, Mike spearheaded the regional expansion of Tides, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that connects donors and doers around common issues and goals.
Mike has served on the boards of several Austin nonprofits including I Live Here, I Give Here, Greenlights, Community Action Network and United Way Capital Area. Nellis was honored with a “Changemaker Award” from the Austin Young Chamber and “Austin Under 40” award and is a graduate of the 2011 Leadership Austin Essential Class.