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Jeff Gulde

Title: Executive Director

Department: Administration

I am a native Texan, born in Fort Worth and have lived most of my life in Amarillo. After graduating from The University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Accounting, I returned to Texas to work for a regional tire distributor. This job, and the others following, exposed me to many facets of the business world.

I gained most of my knowledge about the not-for-profit industry while working at the United Way of Amarillo & Canyon for over nine years. I was the Finance Director throughout that time, but I also had the opportunity to serve as their Interim Executive Director for over 14 months.

I’ve been the Executive Director for Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle since February 1, 2017. My goal is maintain and expand our environment, where people who need help can find it with ease, and be treated with the same dignity and respect we all wish to experience.

In addition to my work for Catholic Charities, I serve as the President for the local Association of Fundraising Professionals, Texas Plains Chapter. Other affiliations are forthcoming. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Denise, and our grown children, Joey, Jacki and her husband Will.