Originally published on September 20, 2020 in D Magazine.
Tameka Y. Cass joins WiNGS as its chief development officer, replacing interim CDO, Melissa Cameron. In her new role, Cass will create and enact the framework for growing a $3.5 million budget through various fundraising events and corporate and foundation support.
Cass brings more than 18 years of professional fundraising experience to the organization, and has a “proven talent in fund development and extensive experience in the nonprofit community,” said WiNGS CEO Kate Rose Marquez in a release.
Before joining WiNGS, Cass served as director of philanthropy at Metrocare Services, senior director of corporate and foundation giving at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and principal gifts officer at Parkland Foundation. She currently serves as the vice president of external affairs of the Dallas Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is a founding member of HERitage Giving Circle and Power in Action Dallas.
Cass received a master’s in human relations and business from Amberton University.