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Courtney has more than 15 years of experience in fund development, management, and leadership. Most recently, she held a variety of positions at the University of Texas at Austin where she advanced to eventually serve as executive director for development at Dell Medical School.
Courtney’s professional experience at UT Austin boasts many impressive highlights, including leading a campaign at Dell Medical School that during her time there raised over $210 million towards a $1 billion, 10-year goal. To accomplish this goal, she worked closely with visionary donors, the Dell Medical School dean, and faculty, as well as key University of Texas partners, to create a case for support and a comprehensive, successful development plan. Additionally, she designed the development department structure and strategically selected a talented team of development professionals to support this work.
Prior to joining the Dell Medical School team, Courtney served in lead positions at the University Development Office and the School of Undergraduate Studies at UT. She has previously held leadership roles in corporate philanthropy, special events and outreach for organizations such as the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, Literacy Chicago and Jewish Family Service of Greater Los Angeles.
When the executive director role at I Live Here I Give Here became available, Courtney was immediately interested. The opportunity to lead an organization that supports the fundraising efforts for more than 700 nonprofits in her community was the role of a lifetime. It perfectly merges her leadership and development experience from Dell Medical School with the volunteer management and corporate philanthropy experience from her time at the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago with the grassroots, community outreach role she held at Jewish Family Service of Greater Los Angeles.
Courtney and her husband Jake have two awesome kiddos, Jordan (9) and Harris (8). When she is not working to make Austin the most philanthropic community in America, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching live music, enjoying Austin’s amazing food scene, and volunteering on the Board of Directors at Shalom Austin.
You can e-mail Courtney at Courtney@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
Chief operations officer
Lindsay has twenty years of experience in creative business development, building capacity and culture, social impact, program direction and marketing in addition to conference, festival and event production. She has consulted on development and direction for various organizations, conferences, festivals, and agencies. Lindsay’s prior experience includes working as Festival Producer for South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals, Production Manager at HBO Studio Productions, and Production & Marketing Manager at Match.com, Cornerstone Agency (THE FADER), and Quiksilver.
After fourteen years of corporate management, Lindsay felt compelled to lend her experience to the nonprofit world and worked for three years as Executive Director for charitable organizations including aGLIFF that support civil rights awareness and education. She lent her expertise on several advisory boards to support the community including working on Emancipet’s Development Committee and the Marfa Film Festival, and has hosted fundraisers for Caritas of Austin. Lindsay developed and launched the SXSW Gaming Festival; has managed experiential productions for Apple Music, Complex Media, and TaskForce PR; and served on the Digital Media Council while working with the City of Austin, Austin Chamber, Texas Film Commission, Skillpoint Alliance, and IGDA to advocate creative industry incentives in the state of Texas.
Lindsay and her fiancé Zackery devote their time to supporting civil and human rights causes. As a native Texan, she loves the Austin hill country, collecting records and sitting around the campfire with friends and her rescue dogs.
You can e-mail Lindsay at Lindsay@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.
Senior Director of Development
Jessi’s career has been dedicated to helping donors achieve their philanthropic goals and make a difference on the issues most important to them. Most recently, she served as Director of Philanthropy and Communications at Evanston Community Foundation. There, she actively supported donors in maximizing the impact of their local philanthropic giving and donor-advised fund management.
Prior to this, Jessi gained extensive experience in donor relations and development by supporting universities during major capital campaigns, including roles at University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, and Emerson College.
Jessi earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and her Master’s in Nonprofit Management with honors from DePaul University in Chicago. She is a 2018 Development Leadership Consortium Fellow.
As a sixth generation Texan, Jessi was thrilled to return to Texas after ten years away and is honored to support ILHIGH’s mission to build a more philanthropic Austin.
Director of Strategy & Programming
Jerrica Deloney Witte
Jerrica is eager to join I Live Here I Give Here as the Director of Strategy & Programming. She is a native Austinite that believes in the power of community.
While studying public relations at The University of Texas at Austin, she discovered her love of nonprofit work by interning with Helping Hand Home for Children. After more than 4 years with Apple Inc., Jerrica left in 2014 to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector. Her first position was as the Foundation Coordinator at the Texas Restaurant Association before being promoted to the role of Program Manager. Most recently, Jerrica worked as the Director of Education at the Austin Apartment Association, where she oversaw professional development programming as well as the association’s Education Foundation.
Jerrica serves on the board of YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professional Network) Austin. In her free time, Jerrica enjoys trying new restaurants, volunteering, traveling, and watching sports with her husband Matthew.
Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications
Stacey Ingram Kaleh
A fourth-generation Austinite, Stacey is passionate about making her hometown the best it can be. She believes that Austin’s non-profits help foster the authentic spirit of the city and its culture of kindness and generosity, qualities that are vital to sustain as the city continues to grow.
Stacey brings a decade of non-profit communications experience to the I Live Here I Give Here team. Most recently, she served as Chief Communications Officer at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she oversaw media relations, branding, community outreach, digital content creation, and leadership communications.
Prior to joining the School of Architecture, Stacey worked at Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing, where she led experiential and grassroots marketing efforts for clients such as Don’t Mess With Texas, Texas WIC, and Baylor Scott & White Health, among others. She began her career at the Blanton Museum of Art, serving in a number of roles until she was ultimately promoted to Public Relations and Marketing Manager. She helped the museum launch its community-facing brand in 2013 and penned the tagline, “Curiosity Welcome.”
Outside of the office, Stacey spends time with her daughter, Summer, and husband, Brian, enjoying outdoor activities in the Hill Country and consuming as much art and live music as possible. She is an active community volunteer. A graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge Class of 2014, Stacey currently serves on the Education Committee for Preservation Austin and KLRU’s Community Advisory Board. From 2014-2016, Stacey served on the board of the Austin Museum Partnership as co-chair for Austin Museum Day. She helped quadruple sponsorship funding, introduce a media outreach strategy, and increase museum visitorship the day of the event from about 30,000 to approximately 40,000.
Stacey holds a M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University and a B.S. in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin.
Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations
Christine believes in the power of community to inspire positive change. Christine is a native Texan, which naturally makes her a diehard fan of salsa, open skies, and big hats. Growing up here has also taught her about the importance of lifting up your neighbors and has instilled a deep appreciation for the history, culture, and beauty of the Hill Country. Christine values that her work with I Live Here I Give Here encourages locals to choose generosity and to give back to the people and places that make Central Texas home for them.
Christine joined the I Live Here I Give Here team in 2015 as the Program Coordinator and was promoted to the role of Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations in 2017. Christine’s role with I Live Here I Give Here allows her to build a more generous community in Central Texas by connecting local givers with the causes they care about. As the Manager of Nonprofit & Customer Relations, Christine works directly with I Live Here I Give Here’s 700 Nonprofit Members to ensure that they feel empowered and equipped to engage local givers online. Christine's work is focused on the development of programs like Amplify Austin Day and Giving Tuesday. Christine also manages educational material and creative content for local nonprofits as well as the individuals and families who fundraise on their behalf.
Christine graduated from Trinity University with a degree in History and Art History. Previously, she interned with the Witte Museum, Artpace San Antonio and The Big Give S.A. Christine and her husband, Patrick, spend their weekends hitting the local trails with their rescue pup, Maggie.
You can e-mail Christine at Christine@ILiveHereIGiveHere.Org.