Michael Meadows

Michael Meadows

Independent Consultant

Michael Meadows is an Independent Consultant and former board member of The Meadows Foundation. Founded in 1948, The Meadows Foundation was created a wellspring of resources to benefit and serve the people of their state of Texas. They left the privilege of giving to future generations of their family, with the mandate to continuously improve the quality of life for Texans. This meant not only to give, but to give well. Michael previously as Senior Vice President at Westwood Wealth Management where he led Westwood’s Foundation and Philanthropic Advisory Services.

Prior to joining Westwood, Michael enjoyed a 30-year career in foundation and nonprofit management.  He served as president and CEO of the Dallas Zoological Society where led the effort to successfully privatize the management of the Dallas Zoo, and helped transform it into one of the nation’s top zoological parks.  Mr. Meadows also held positions as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for Southwestern Medical Foundation, Director of Development for The University of Texas at Dallas, and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his BA in Government.  A native of Dallas, Mr. Meadows is very active in his community and serves on a number of university and non-profit advisory boards, including Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at The University of Texas at Austin and National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University.  He is a former board member of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and the Simmons Family Foundation.

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Valuing the Family in Family Philanthropy

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito, Ellen Remmer, Kerry Robinson, Michael Meadows

Giving families can wear many hats. At times, families may feel like they are losing the family identity in their giving. How does one keep the family in family philanthropy? What are steps families can take to make sure they are serving the public good while maintaining the family value & legacy? Join NCFP’s president, Ginny Esposito, as she interviews… Read More

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