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Center for Transforming Lives announces Brenda Rios as new CDO

The Center for Transforming Lives announced last week that Brenda Rios, CFRE, is its new Chief Development Officer. An August 23 post on the organization’s Facebook post read:

“The Center is pleased to welcome our newest life-transformer, Brenda Rios! Brenda serves at the Center’s Chief Development Officer, overseeing all fundraising initiatives. Before joining the CTL family, Brenda served as JPS Foundation’s Director of Development. Brenda has a strong professional background in fundraising and is a Certified Fund Raising Professional. Serving the community has been a priority and a lifelong commitment for Brenda. She has worked in the non-profit sector for 18 years and has spent almost 12 of those years in fundraising. Brenda lives with her husband and two children in Fort Worth where she spends most of her weekends attending soccer games and karate tournaments.”


For 110 years, the organization now known as the Center for Transforming Lives (CTL) has provided anti-poverty programs for women and children in Tarrant County. It was founded in 1907 as the first YWCA™ in Texas serving as a boarding house for poor women, expanded to include child care for working mothers in the 1930s, and in 2015 changed its name from the YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County to the Center for Transforming Lives to more clearly articulate its mission.

Today, the Center for Transforming Lives helps homeless and impoverished women, children, and families move from poverty to independence. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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