Mackenzie joined The Dallas Foundation in June 2017 and currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Donor Engagement. She is passionate about connecting donors, along with their families, to organizations who are making our community a better place. With over 15 years of non-profit management and philanthropy experience, she is dedicated to helping donors make the greatest impact possible. As a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) and 21/64 Certified Advisor, she is devoted to engaging, educating and empowering the next generation of volunteers and philanthropists.
Prior to The Dallas Foundation, Mackenzie served as the Grants Administrator at the Lyda Hill Foundation, where she assisted Miss Hill, a member of The Giving Pledge, support organizations focused on game-changing advances in science, healthcare, nature and community empowerment.
When she’s not working with donors and partners, she is completing her Masters of Philanthropic Studies at The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. She is a Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree, serves on two nonprofit boards, and is also a proud alumna of the Mayor’s Star Council, a civically-minded leadership development organization for young professionals who are committed to making transformational change in Dallas. Mackenzie enjoys traveling, live music, volunteering, a nice patio with friends/family and spending time with her pug, Taco. Her world revolves around good food, so she is always up for trying a new lunch spot.