What People Are Saying
Because hunger is a significant issue both in Dallas and across our nation, bold leadership and innovative solutions are required. Food is among the most elemental human needs and addressing food insecurity directly impacts the success of our other societal challenges, allowing individuals to work, learn, raise their families and age with the health, dignity and respect they deserve. Jan and Colleen’s combined talents grew the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) into a leading impact organization which currently provides over 70 million nutritious meals annually and aims to provide 92 million by 2025. Colleen’s journey, as explained in her book, is intimate and engaging, and explains the source of her passion for both helping those at the front lines as well as inviting others to join the mission.
Civic Leader; NTFB Board of Directors; Honorary Co-Chair, Stop Hunger Build Hope NTFB Capital Campaign
Colleen’s story is one of deep passion, commitment, and authenticity. When combined with her leadership and collaboration insights, her story provides a blueprint for accomplishing the seemingly impossible. Through this story, she has left something of meaning and lasting value for North Texas and the reader for many years to come.
Member, NTFB Board of Directors
While Colleen and I first grew our friendship during our 2010 Leadership Women class, working alongside her during my first six months as CEO of the Food Bank was priceless. Her passion, determination against all odds and servant leadership played a pivotal role in the achievement of our historic $55 million campaign and growing the NTFB brand over her sixteen years there. Her retirement is well deserved. Colleen’s candid insights and personal stories build a case study applicable to any organization seeking transformational change. A must-read for board members, executive staff and external-facing team members.
President & CEO, NTFB