Job Title: Chief Development Officer

Organization: Hope and Healing Center & Institute

Degree(s): Bachelor's degree in microbiology

Nancy Ebanks, CFRE, joined the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in 2019 as chief development officer. Previously, she was the director of major gifts at Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. Although she graduated with a science degree from the University of Kansas, her professional development career grew from a love of volunteer fundraising with Houston’s Cattle Baron’s Ball and the American Cancer Society’s High Plains Division Gala Task Force, where she served as a trainer and mentor of distinguished events over a seven-state region. Past Board affiliations include VICTORY Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack. Ms. Ebanks holds a Scroll of Honor from the Catholic Committee on Scouting and the Honorary Texas PTA Life Membership Award in appreciation of her work and dedication to children and the community. After earning the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), she was invited to be a course instructor and peer review coach at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies- Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership. She enjoys volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, travel, and spending time with her family.

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