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What We Do


 

Echelon Dallas is the emerging professionals arm of The Salvation Army. We are a community of 500+ active members who are serious about having fun while Doing the Most Good for the DFW community. Whether we are serving, attending one of our social events, or raising money, you will find Echelon is a connected community full of people who are making a difference by serving the less fortunate in the DFW community.  

Our Vision


 

Since Echelons was established in 2010, we have had one goal: to mobilize the next generation to support the work of the Salvation Army locally and globally. Instead of reinventing the wheel, we do this by partnering with a variety of existing Salvation Army ministries that are already effectively serving the needs of these communities. As a member of Echelon, all the money and volunteer hours you give go toward 3 things:

Echelon fosters a membership community by hosting fun, interesting social events that mobilize and inspire the next generation.

Echelon partners with existing Salvation Army ministries who are already effectively meeting the needs of the least of these in DFW.

Echelon acts as an Angel Investor providing seed funding to the newest and most innovative ministries of the Salvation Army.

We host social and service events for emerging professionals in the DFW area to build momentum and raise awareness to the amazing work the Salvation Army is doing in our community and around the world. We have developed a membership program that raises money for local Salvation Army ministries while bringing together the next generation of Salvation Army supporters.

Rather than re-inventing the wheel, we seek to empower and multiply the effectiveness of existing SA ministries. Each year we donate a significant portion of the funds we raise to these ministries with unmet funding needs. The flexibility of our funding and our innovative thinking can take ministries to the next level. Whether we are buying school busses or funding an addiction treatment center, we seek to be force multipliers for ministries that are stable and effective in their work.

As the needs of our community continue to abound, so do new opportunities to serve. These needs are often in the darkest and least-served recesses of our community, where funding can be difficult to secure. Echelon is able to step in at this early stage to provide the seed funding needed to get these new ministries off the ground. Once stable, regional and national Salvation Army chapters take over the funding and support needs.

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Who We Are


 

Echelon Dallas Advisory Board

Will Vanderstraaten
Co-President

Thackeray Partners
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX 

Maria-Renee Morales 
Co-President

Fairway Advisors
Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas

Ashton Gillespie
Chief of Staff/EVP

Deloitte Corporate Finance
Boston College
Dallas, TX 

Mackenzie Carmichael
Co-Service Chair

The Richards Group
Texas Christian University
Chicago, IL 

Hattie Browning 
Co-Service Chair

SMU Masters in Education
Texas Christian University
Dallas, TX

Mary Margaret Hancock 
Co-VP Fundraising

OnSiteIQ
University of Pennsylvania
Dallas,TX 

Travis Roberts
Co-VP Fundraising

Goldman Sachs
Southern Methodist University
Tyler, TX 

Elena Frattaroli
Co-VP Events

East West Bank
Georgetown
Dallas, TX 

David Bentley
Co-VP Events

Auburn University
Auburn University
Dallas, TX 

Lacey O'Brien
VP Communications

Tracey Locke 
University of Georgia
Dallas, TX 

Aimee Goodell
PR Chair

Childrens
Texas Christian University
Houston, TX

Catherine Kumpf 
Newsletter Chair

Invitation Homes
University of Mississippi
Dallas, TX

Elizabeth Cooper
Social Media/Graphic Design

Cathy Kincaid Interiors
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX 

Douglas Maclay 
VP Membership

Lincoln Property Company
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX

Connor Fair 
Treasurer

Presidio Petroleum
Texas Christian University
Boulder, CO

Avery Campbell 
Chaplain

Armstrong Elementary
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX

Nathan Langhenry
Gala Chair

KPMG
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX

Fallon Bock
Gala Chair

Bachendorf's
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX