The National Cutting Horse Association Charities Foundation announced in a press release on Nov. 19th that Laura Wood will assume the new position of Executive Director. NCHA Charities Foundation welcomes Laura Wood as a full-time specialist that can facilitate impact in areas of scholarship and crisis funding, education, and promotion of the sport of cutting, history, and preservation, and the animal welfare initiatives that are related to the sport. Ms. Woods holds a BS in Management and professional background in sales, fundraising, marketing, and project management spanning 20 years. After 11 years in sales, she joined the non-profit world with The Nature Conservancy of Texas as Associate Director of Philanthropy for 4 and a half years in Northwest Texas. In 2009 she took over her family’s foundation named in honor of her grandmother Dorothy Marcille Wood, a lifelong West Texas rancher who had a big impact on her and her love for the land. She would go on to consult with numerous public and private agencies as an extension arm for board management, strategic planning, event planning, fundraising, and marketing, including several years with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. She spent 9 years as the Executive Director of the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center, and more recently was contracted as a non-profit consultant with M. Gale & Associates. Ms. Woods is currently Board of Director for Sul Ross State University Foundation in Alpine, Texas, Board of Director and Past President of Lena Pope Home, Inc in Fort Worth, and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Tarrant County. Congratulations to Ms. Laura Woods!
ABOUT NCHA CHARITIES FOUNDATION
National Cutting Horse Association Charities Foundation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable purposes as a supporting organization to the National Cutting Horse Association; and is organized and operated to encourage, promote and develop the Cutting Horse as a highly unique and exceptional equine athlete. The Foundation shall support and benefit NCHA, by, maintaining scholarship funds, providing crisis funding, developing educational and animal welfare and research programs, and developing programs designed to honor the legendary people and great horses that have shaped our industry and to preserve and tell the stories of the great horses and horsewomen and horsemen of the past to future generations.