Updates from Upbring’s Dedicated Development Team

Our supporters are the backbone of our organization, and we believe in keeping them informed every step of the way. With that in mind, we wanted to provide you with some updates from Upbring’s Development team, who work tirelessly to connect with individuals, businesses and churches across Texas that support our mission through financial contributions.

Our Vision

Imagine a Texas where every child has the opportunity to thrive and every family has the support they need to succeed. At Upbring, we’re working tirelessly to make this vision a reality. But we can’t do it alone. We need passionate supporters like you to help spread the word and make a difference in the lives of children and families across our state. By supporting Upbring, you’re not just helping to break the cycle of child abuse – you’re helping to build a brighter future for Texas. Join us in this important mission today.

Development Support Updates

Lenora Doerfler, a long-time member of the development team, retired on March 1. During her time at Upbring, Lenora raised over 5 million dollars to support children and families in Texas. Her contributions have made a significant impact on the Upbring community and family.

Kurt Westveld is the newest addition to the development team, joining as Philanthropic Advisor. Kurt brings with him years of experience in marketing, sales, and fundraising, including nineteen years at The University of Texas’ Longhorn Foundation. With his expertise, Kurt is eager to help Upbring advance children’s wellbeing.

Brittany Kegley has been appointed as Director of Donor Relations. With over ten years of fundraising and engagement experience at the University of Miami, her alma mater, Brittany is well-equipped to steward our donors and foster a culture of philanthropy among Upbring supporters. She has also worked in marketing and operations in the fashion industry.

Logan Robledo has been welcomed to the team as Manager of Community Engagement and Volunteers. As a recent graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Digital Media Innovation, Logan brings fresh ideas to the team. He will focus on promoting Upbring in innovative ways and revitalizing our volunteer programs.

Holly Raymond, former Chief Financial Officer, has taken on the role of Chief of Community Engagement. This position aligns with Upbring’s vision and Holly will lead the development team in engaging the community and making Upbring a household name.

Join Us in Making a Difference!

There are many ways you can support Upbring beyond financial contributions. Take action and get involved in our mission today:

  • Volunteer with Upbring;
  • Events: attend, sponsor, or provide an auction item;
  • Spread the word about Upbring within your peer groups;
  • Host us at your church;
  • Follow us on social media and share our posts;
  • Learn more about a program by touring or visiting a campus or facility;
  • Conduct a diaper, shoe or clothing drive for the children in our care.
Celebrating Our Loyal Donors

We are thrilled to announce our new online Honor Roll of Donors, dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the commitment of our most dedicated supporters. We invite you to visit our webpage and see your name alongside fellow advocates for our mission. As always, please reach out with any questions or feedback – your partnership means the world to us and we couldn’t do this important work without you. Thank you for your continued support!

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