Dallas leader joins executive team
Austin/Dallas/El Paso/Fort Worth/Lubbock/Waco TX- Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas in Dallas is proud to announce their new Chief Development Officer, Shawn Wills.
Shawn Wills is a Dallas-based nonprofit executive with more than 20 years of management-level work experience. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), with additional certifications in Nonprofit Leadership from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Nonprofit Management from the Center for Nonprofit Management, and has a BA from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Prior to joining the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas team, Ms. Wills served as the Vice President of Operations and Strategy for a Dallas-based membership organization as well as an Adjunct Professor at Paul Quinn College, where she teaches courses on fundraising, philanthropy, and grant writing. Ms. Wills has previously served as a Senior Vice President of Development and as a Chief Development Officer for other nonprofit organizations in Texas. In her leadership roles, Ms. Wills, has raised more than $100 million since 2010, and led fundraising efforts that include a successful $16 million capital campaign and a $50 million campaign.
Ms. Wills is a founding member of Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy, as well as a founding officer and member of the Village Giving Circle.
“Access to essential healthcare and education is so important. I am excited to join the Planned Parenthood team and continue to expand local philanthropic support for Planned Parenthood’s mission and services.” said Ms. Wills.
Ken Lambrecht, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas said, “Shawn is a respected leader who brings valuable skills and experience to her role at Planned Parenthood. We look forward to continuing to partner closely with donors throughout our communities with Shawn’s leadership.”
The majority of Planned Parenthood patients are uninsured, earn incomes below 300% of the federal poverty level, and trust Planned Parenthood for affordable birth control, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, and other reproductive healthcare services.
For more than 85 years, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas has been a trusted source for healthcare, advocacy, and medically-accurate sex education. All are welcome at Planned Parenthood regardless of insurance or documentation status, income level, where they live or who they love.