Executives in Action Kicks Off a New Era of Partnering Senior Executives with Non Profit Organizatio
by Sharon Adams
Thu, Dec 17, 2009, 11:07 AM
A celebration of the new EIA offices in North Dallas was hosted by In Any Event Dallas
A celebration of the new Executives in Action offices in North Dallas was held recently, graciously hosted by In Any Event Dallas.
“This is the perfect event for In Any Event Dallas to host,” said Ashlee Hunt Kleinert, a co-owner of In Any Event Dallas with her sister Heather Hunt Graham and co-founder of Executives in Action with her husband, Chris Kleinert. “Executives in Action was founded in January of this year and to already be in a position to open a suite of offices is certainly a dream come true.”
Her husband, Chris, agreed when he said, “Taking our idea of engaging transitioning senior executives and partnering them with non-profits and making it into a reality required help from many talented and knowledgeable good friends. When I first contacted Pam Gerber, she immediately moved into action and took us to the Center for Non Profit Management. Also partnering with the Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas, we came up with a plan and met with the Communities Foundation of Texas, who initially funded EIA with a seed grant and that started the ball rolling.”
The program completed its 6-month pilot phase in July and is now a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. The Dallas offices are headed by Jeremy Gregg, who oversees the day-to-day operations, interviews potential clientele and matches them with the non profit organizations.
“My spirit is lifted every day when I talk to the executives in our program and hear their stories of helping the non profits,” Gregg said. “It is truly a situation where everyone wins.”
Executives in Action supporters at the event included Bryan Pickens, Keith McNeil, Lin Barbee, Shante Buckley, Michael McIntyre, Bob Munro, Cynthia Nunn, Chris Quadri, Colleen Rickenbacher, Benaye Rogers and Charles Williams.
The new offices are located at 17101 Preston Road, Dallas, TX75252
The Executives in Action program was launched in January 2009 by Ashlee and Chris Kleinert as a partnership between the and the . Initially funded through a seed grant of $50,000 from the , the program successfully completed its 6-month pilot phase in July and now has 70 executives placed in non profit projects across the metroplex.
Photo by Jeremy Brown: Front row: Cynthia Nunn, President, Center for Non Profit Management; Ashlee Hunt Kleinert, Co-Founder, Executives in Action; Chris Kleinert, Co-Founder, Executives in Action
Back Row: Pam Gerber, Executive Director, Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas; Jeremy Gregg, Executive Director, Executives in Action, Executive Director, Executives In Action; Brent Christopher, President and CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas
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