Dallas Foundation names new President & CEO

Last November, The Dallas Foundation announced the appointment of its new President and CEO, Matthew Randazzo. Randazzo assumed his new role just this May, succeeding Mary Jalonick, who retired after 30 years of leadership.

When the announcement was made, Jeanne Whitman Bobbitt, a Foundation board member, said this about Randazzo: “Matthew is a rising star with regard to national philanthropy, who also happens to call Dallas home. He respects our history and is, at the same time, forward-thinking. He is the right choice to lead The Dallas Foundation into a new era of impact.”

Prior to taking on this new role, Randazzo served as CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative and was chosen as part of the 10th class of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship, a select group of leaders from the public, nonprofit and academic sectors dedicated to leading measurable improvements for children and families.

As Randazzo began his work as President and CEO of the Dallas Foundation in May, he published a note saying in part, “As the Foundation begins this new chapter, our team remains committed to The Dallas Foundation’s longstanding tradition of excellence in stewardship and donor services, and service as a trusted partner, convener and resource for this community. We also look forward to working in deep partnership with you to envision what’s possible for our city, and to working alongside you to make that vision a reality.”


The Dallas Foundation, established as a community foundation in 1929, serves as a leader, catalyst and resource for philanthropy by providing donors with flexible means of making gifts and bequests, the income from which primarily supports the charitable causes of the city and county of Dallas. With more than $400 million in assets in more than 560 funds, The Dallas Foundation helps donors create charitable funds that reflect their interests and provide nonprofits with resources they need to serve the community. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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