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Akilah Wallace

Faith in Texas
Director of Development
Akilah is the Director of Development for Faith in Texas, a multi-racialfaith based, social justice organization. She has over 15 years ofexperience as a relationship manager, with expertise in funddevelopment, event planning & promotions, marketing, multiculturalmedia sales and project management. Her love for
connecting community organizations with financial and in-kind resources has resulted in over $3 million in revenue
support. She is currently pursuing a degree in Human ServicesManagement & Leadership at the University of North Texas at Dallas,and has earned a Nonprofit Management Certificate from the Centerfor Nonprofit Management.In 2013, Akilah launched Distinguished Ones: A PhilanthropicInitiative, respectfully known as #BlackDFWGives, an educationaland inspiring, online initiative seeking to heighten the platform forphilanthropy education and the next generation of philanthropists ofcolor throughout North Texas. Her philanthropic leadership includesthe founding of Texas’ first Black/African-American giving circle HERitage Giving Fund at DallasWomen’s Foundation, during National Black Philanthropy Month in 2017, and consulting services forsmall-to-medium-sized community organizations.Most recently selected as a 2018 Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse participant, Akilah is a Dallas BusinessJournal 40 Under 40 honoree and recipient of The Dallas Foundation Top 10 Good Works Under 40Award. She is a charter member of The Golden Circle and Dallas Women's Foundation’s XIX Society andformer “Big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters. She currently serves on the Dallas Development Fund, TrinityCommons Foundation and Seeds to STEM boards of directors.Akilah is the proud mother to high school senior Jamel and St. Philip’s student-athlete, Jayce. Hermantra is: “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I haveaccomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard." – Madame C.J. Walker

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, April 5

2:00pm CDT