As a leading provider of gender and financial equity resources, WiNGS is proud to announce Tameka Y. Cass as its new Chief Development Officer. On September 15, Cass replaces Interim Chief Development Officer, Melissa Cameron.
“Tameka’s proven talent in fund development and extensive experience in the nonprofit community make her a natural fit for this position,” said Kate Rose Marquez, CEO of WiNGS. “I am so excited to welcome her to the WiNGS team and can’t wait to see the strength she brings to the organization.”
Cass has previously worked as Director of Philanthropy at Metrocare Services, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and Major Gifts Officer at Parkland Foundation. At WiNGS, she will be responsible for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $3.5M budget through the solicitation of major gifts, special events, corporate and foundation support.
With more than 18 years of expertise as a fundraising professional in the nonprofit industry, Tameka is skilled in strategic planning, fund development, relationship management, capital campaigns, event management, grants management and compliance, volunteer engagement, board/advisory committee oversight, team building, and both internal and external communications.
Additionally, Tameka proudly serves as the President of the Parent Student Association (PSA) Board at St. Philip’s School & Community Center, the Vice President of External Affairs of the Dallas Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), a founding member of HERitage Giving Circle, and is a founding member of Power in Action–Dallas, a collective unit of community leaders focused on removing systematic disparities impacting Dallas’ African American communities. Tameka holds a Master of Science in Human Relations & Business from Amberton University.