Maggie McCarthy served as the Executive Director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation located in Waco, Texas. She managed all facets of Foundation operations including a grant budget of approximately $2.5 million per year. Additionally, Maggie provides leadership to other Foundation initiatives that include community collaborations among public and private sector agencies, nonprofit management assistance, and cooperative projects among foundations.
Maggie’s previous foundation experience reflects approximately ten years with the Communities Foundation of Texas, located in Dallas. Maggie’s career with the foundation began as communications director. As her staff and responsibilities grew, Maggie was charged with oversight of all satellite office operations and later was named director of donor relations. As vice president for grants administration, Maggie managed a yearly grant distribution ranging from $17 to $26 million per year.
Between foundation posts, Maggie moved with her husband to Eureka Springs, Arkansas where she owned and operated a coffee shop and retail business. Other professional experience includes technology recruitment and sales, and a familiarity with Internet development.
Throughout her career, Maggie has served on numerous charitable and civic boards, including as board chair. She is asked to speak on foundation issues, most recently moderating a panel on technology issues for the Conference of Southwest Foundations.
Her education background includes a BA in Communications from Western Illinois University and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University.
Maggie blends her foundation and civic leadership background
with entrepreneurial experience and high tech tools into managing
the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation. She promotes citizen
engagement into grassroots philanthropy with her lifelong
philosophy: “People support what they help create.”
We Love Animals
Lou Bailey, Director of Alumni Relations and Planned Giving at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, sent us this adorable photo of her rat terrier, Roo...complete with reading glasses! http://www.sstx.org
Dixie Neeley, the Founder of the Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary in Bulverde, rescued this off-the-track thoroughbred from a boys ranch. Malt & Jam was starved and had a broken shoulder. The picture was taken last summer - he is totally healed and healthy! http://www.triplememac.org
The International Exotic Animal Sanctuary recently became home to two tiny American black bear cubs, one male and one female, who were found abandoned in their wild Alaska. These two were young, helpless, and unable to survive on their own. As such, they were transported to their new forever home in Texas. At IEAS, they will have 1.5 acres of forest, meadow, and grass to thrive in. With the help of Emotional Enrichment, they will learn to find security and trust in their new family. IEAS staff is eager and excited to make the lives of these cubs as amazing as possible, and they can't wait to watch them live like wild bears in a safe, caring environment!