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Board of Directors

Alex Torres, M.Ed.
Executive Director / Founder

has been an active member of the Austin community for over six years and brings fifteen years of experience in education and philanthropic work. He is a former public school teacher, coach and school administrator. 

Dinka Hadzic
Board Cha
has been working with youth programs since arriving to Austin in 2006. She is the former Executive Director for the Ignite a Dream organization and is currently director for a high performance youth tennis program at Austin Polo and Fitness Club. 

Chris Perry
Board Vice-Chair

is a Principal with AQUILA Commercial and prior to that he was with The Trammell Crow Company for eight years. He helped establish and local family non-profit foundation and has served at various other community outreach projects. 

Matt Lutz
Director of Development

is one of the founding members of Sabre Commercial. He grew up in Austin and attended the University of Texas. Matt has been involved in different aspects of construction since 1994 as a commercial broker with McAllister and Associates and Kennedy-Wilson.

Jay Lamy
Board Member


Kelley Carson Lamy
Board Member

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Keith Buchanan
Board Member

Fred Placke
Board Member


   Lita Vallis                                        Melissa Chan                                    Lauren Dolan      

  Eric Simone                                    Katie Chafizadeh                              Steven Montoya

Scholar Selection Committee

  Alex Torres                      Melissa Chan                         Chris Perry                 Cristina Pesek     

   Matt Lutz                      Sonia Van Meter                      Fred Placke                Dinka Hadzic                             

Advisory Council

Joel Garcia
Student College Admissions

Monica Saavedra
Community Partnerships

Maurice Benson
Financial Advisor

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