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Valen Chavez

Valen Chavez

Program Manager

ORIX Foundation

Working to engage corporate philanthropists who are passionate about strengthening communities in the DFW metroplex by advancing education and improving lives.





Heroes for Children

Development Assistant

Develop and deliver results-driven strategic framework within assigned division, to increase annual revenue, attract and retain donors and volunteers and promote year-round communication and engagement.

Conduct data analysis among top accounts and low performing companies to identify key issues, develop strategic best practices and create a comprehensive campaign and engagement plan.

Capture, enter and maintain relevant stakeholder information in donor database. Effectively embrace and utilize the CRM technology solution to manage relationships.

Support the planning and execution of annual workplace campaigns while engaging individuals in the mission of Heroes for Children through volunteerism and advocacy opportunities.

Career medium 05


Social Media Coordinator

North Texas Food Bank

Corporate Engagement Coordinator

I support and implement all corporate fundraising initiatives, manage donor benefits; provide support for donor cultivation activities and administrative projects.

Career medium 04

US Department of Homeland Security

Personnel Security Assistant

Media Projects Inc

Community Outreach & Income Development Director

Conduct prospect research, preparation and writing to potential individual, corporate and foundation donors

Develop the organizations case for funding, both in general and with regard for the Operational Budget & Program Funding

Develop, implement and manage Community Outreach strategy, programs and plans

Identify, develop and maintain strategic partnerships with 13 community based organizations, 30 investors, and collaboration with community coalitions

Develop internal and external community outreach communication materials, programs and communication messages, such as reports, presentations and web copy

Career medium 06
Career medium 01

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Student Coordinator & Lion Ambassador

Advised and Worked with Minority Students and Families through the Admission Process, Academic Advising,Financial Aid & Scholarship Process and Orientation Process for Residential Living and Campus Life

Assisted in the Selection, Training and Supervision of Student Orientation workers

Developed and Implemented New Student Orientation, Family Programs and Publications with a proven success
record of Enrollment and Retention

Database Management/Analyses with SunghardHE Banner Student Information systems and VZ Orientation Systems

Budget Preperation, Management and Cost Analyses while working with a $50,000 budget for Staffing and Event Planning

Research in current trends and Implementation of best practices in New & Transfer Student Orientation, Enrollment
Management, Student Support Services with a particular focus on Undergraduate Students


Mckinney Avenue Contemporary

Gallery Coordinator & Grant Research Intern

Assisted with Executive Director duties including distribution of information to board members and volunteers, correspondence, and coordination of shows, receptions and events; proofread materials.

Maintained database and filing systems for Constant Contacts, Razors Edge, gallery membership, Executive Director accounting transactions, including sales, deposits, bills and requests for funds.

Researched potential grants, social investments and corporate sponsors for Operational Budget & Program Funding.

Researched contemporary U.S. and International artists for upcoming exhibits and artist residency programs.

Composed and edited press releases for all events, shows and exhibiting artists.

Career medium 06

University Texas A&M-Commerce