Cara Fox, Executive Director
Cara has been the Executive Director of The Christi Center for two years, previously serving as Director of Development and Communications. Prior to joining the Center in 2010, Cara was Principal of The Development Team, a consulting firm focused on helping nonprofits start and build successful fundraising/development programs. Prior to starting The Development Team, Cara was Chief Operating Officer at Catalyst for C.A.R.E., a nonprofit focused on strengthening and empowering youth aging out of the foster care system.
Cara is as passionate about strengthening nonprofits in her personal life as she is professionally, and has two main hobbies – volunteering and running. She is a member of The Junior League of Austin and a dedicated volunteer with Eanes Education Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Little Helping Hands, and Westlake United Methodist Church. Cara and her husband, Aaron, have three young boys and when she’s not chasing after them, Cara can be found running the trail around Lady Bird Lake. Cara holds a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School and a Bachelor of Social Work, both from The University of Texas at Austin.
With a small, but efficient and dedicated staff, The Christi Center values our trained volunteer force and interns as members of our team. Over 100 volunteers provided over 10,000 hours of group facilitation, administrative support, event planning services, marketing/communication, and fundraising support in 2010. Additionally, we partner with The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, Southwestern University, St. Edward’s University, Texas State University, and other area colleges and universities to offer high-quality internship experiences. To join the Center’s dedicated team as a volunteer or intern, click here for more information.