Matthew Randazzo

The Dallas Foundation Promotes Interim Leader to President and CEO

by | Mar 22, 2024
With a nonprofit career spanning 35 years, Julie Diaz had served as interim president and CEO since May 2023 upon the departure of former CEO Matthew Randazzo.

The Last Word: Matthew Randazzo on The Dallas Foundation Crossing the $1B Mark in Giving

by | Nov 4, 2022
For nearly a century, The Dallas Foundation—Texas’ first community foundation—has impacted causes that have helped communities thrive across North Texas. On Thursday, the foundation announced it has awarded more than $1 billion to Dallas-area nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of North Texans. That eye-popping total reflects almost a century of philanthropic partnerships and grantmaking.

2021 Pegasus Prize Winner FreeWorld Gives ‘Legit Second Chances’ to the Formerly Incarcerated

by | Dec 9, 2021
The Dallas Foundation awarded the $50,000 prize for FreeWorld's efforts to end generational poverty and recidivism by "accelerating economic mobility for returning citizens." The nonprofit literally drives its graduates to new lives by training them to become truck drivers with stable, high-paying careers. Its founder and CEO has been in their shoes—he was convicted at age 15 for aggravated robbery in Dallas.