Dallas Arboretum announces new Chief Advancement Officer

Dallas Arboretum announced the appointment of Christie Eckler as its new Chief Advancement Officer (CAO). Eckler officially assumed the role of Chief Advancement Officer on April 1, 2024.

With 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, she has been a catalyst for community groups, clients, and teams on numerous successful campaigns, raising over $100M in support for various causes across Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

“I joined the Dallas Arboretum as an advisor and quickly realized I wanted to partner with this dynamic CEO, Sabina Carr, in a more significant way and support her in reaching the vision she has to build on the existing excellence of this unique and precious asset in the Dallas community,” said Christie Eckler, “It is an honor to step into this new role for Dallas Arboretum and be a part of such unique and innovative team of ambassadors.” 

Eckler emphasizes it is Sabina Carr’s approach to leadership and her expertise in public gardens that attracts her to taking on this role. Eckler elaborated, stating, “The vibrant vision Sabina Carr has for the Dallas Arboretum is truly inspiring and her passion to serve the Dallas community and this beautiful sanctuary motivates me to on her team.”

Eckler received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree of science in social work with a concentration in community administrative practice from UT Arlington. She’s a licensed master social worker (LMSW) and certified fund-raising executive (CFRE). For the past seven years, she has taught as an adjunct faculty member at UT Arlington with a principal focus on graduate courses in macro practice in the School of Social Work.

Eckler is a seasoned nonprofit professional bringing 20 years of experience in social work, fundraising, relationship cultivation and stewardship, community and board engagement, and staff development. 

“We are delighted to welcome Christie Eckler to our team,” said Sabina Carr. “With her proven track record in fundraising and innate ability to drive meaningful results, she is poised to drive our advancement efforts to new heights and make a transformative impact on our organization and the communities we serve.”

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