Catherine Maddox Walton

Board Chair, J. F Maddox Foundation

Catherine Maddox Walton is board chair of the J. F Maddox Foundation, based in Hobbs, New Mexico. The JFMF is a geographically concentrated foundation that innovates primarily in education, economic development, and social services. Catherine, her brothers and cousins represent the 3rd generation of this commitment to family philanthropy and to the county where they grew up.

Outside of her philanthropic work, Catherine is an experienced educator and former literacy coordinator/coach in New York City. With almost two decades of primary teaching experience and leadership and a masters in literacy from Columbia, she is committed to discovering effective ways to transform young children into confident readers and writers.

After moving to Texas in 2020, she left the school setting and founded Plus One Literacy, an online early literacy instructional business. Through this platform, she is able to reach and support young readers all over the country. Catherine also works as a professional learning facilitator for the AIM Institute for Learning & Research, which supports the development of teacher knowledge around evidence-based literacy instruction.

The intersection between philanthropy and improving the quality of literacy instruction in our country is a passion that her role with JFMF allows her to explore.


2023 Family Philanthropy Leadership Retreat

Posted on April 19, 2023 by Susan Stamerjohn, Michelle Tremillo, Alejandro Foung, Dr. Jason Franklin, Jonathan Brack, Sandra Fluke, Tonya Allen, Diego Zegarra, Sue Banerjee, Catherine Maddox Walton

Save the Date 2023 Family Philanthropy Leadership Retreat
Thank you so much for your interest in the Leadership Retreat. The event is sold out, and we are no longer accepting names for the waitlist, due to the unlikelihood of accommodating everyone on it already. We are delighted by the response, and we regret that we have to turn anyone away. Please keep an eye on our Programs and… Read More