WiNGS, a Dallas nonprofit that empowers women, fights poverty and impacts generations by providing services to help them live their fullest potential, has named Kate Rose Marquez as its new CEO. She was most recently director of development at St. Vincent de Paul Society of North Texas leading fundraising, marketing and communications.
Marquez comes to WiNGS with a strong and deep background, having helped various nonprofit and for-profit organizations fulfill their mission through impactful branding and transformative fundraising. She has worked on all sides of the nonprofit equation and understands how to marshal the resources and infrastructure needed to successfully serve the North Texas community.
As the vice president of marketing at The Dallas Morning News (TDMN), Marquez led a team of professionals in creating and executing all TDMN and sub-brand communications. In addition, she was the point person for all TDMN’s sponsorships in the North Texas community – crafting multi-year, multi-million dollar partnerships that leveraged the TDMN brand while supporting hundreds of area community efforts.
Marquez has also consulted with several area nonprofits to help them evaluate themselves “from soup to nuts,” examining mission, processes, structure and internal database practices, and guided the development of branding, fundraising, board succession plans and long-term goals that further their mission externally. She has an extensive history of fundraising and especially executing large events such as Cotes du Coeur and Go Red for Women for American Heart Association, Partners’ Card for The Family Place, Change is Good for Community Partners of Dallas, among others.
With a heart for service, Marquez has served on many regional nonprofit boards over the past 20 years, utilizing her expertise in fundraising, marketing and board development to support their efforts. She also serves on many advisory boards/councils including Community Partners of Dallas, Heroes for Children and Launchability. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
Laura Ryan, WiNGS board chair, said, “We are excited that Kate Rose will lead WiNGS into this next decade. With experience running marketing at The Dallas Morning News to developing an award-winning branding campaign for the Junior League of Dallas, and chairing many high profile events, Kate Rose will increase the visibility of WiNGS, so that we can help meet the needs of more women who are improving the lives of their families through the education, coaching and skill development our programs provide.”
Kate Rose Marquez added, “I am honored to be leading WiNGS, whose mission of empowering women, fighting poverty and impacting generations is what I’ve done throughout my career, volunteer work and in my family. Sadly, women, especially those struggling financially, don’t all have equal resources and opportunities to achieve their goals, so we want to help equip them with the skills they need to succeed. I look forward to working with the staff and introducing WiNGS to more people and companies.”
Established in 1908, WiNGS helps empower women, fight poverty and impact generations. Through a tailored suite of innovative services, WiNGS provides a continuum of resources for women including parenting, financial and entrepreneurial skills. In turn, these women gain confidence and skills on their path to a new life as they start families, work toward financial security or grow small businesses. Learn more by visiting www.wingsdallas.org. Stay connected via Facebook and Instagram @WINGSDallas and Twitter @WiNGS_Dallas.
*Photo by Kim Leeson.