Mackenzie Curtis is an assistant on the Philanthropy Management team at Arabella. She provides grants management, due diligence, operational, and administrative support for family foundations and individual clients. Mackenzie has worked with clients to create grant processes from scratch and conducted research for issue area landscapes and on potential grantee organizations. Recently, her team researched economic mobility and two-generation service approaches in the United States, profiling 30 organizations doing impressive work in this area.
Prior to joining the Philanthropy Management team, Mackenzie worked as an operations assistant for Arabella’s Managed Organizations team. In that role, she handled logistics and operations for four nonprofit boards of directors, working with the compliance team and others to develop board processes and organize board meetings. Mackenzie also managed team and cross-team onboarding, reported on team capacity statistics, and supported team leadership. Prior to that, she interned at Variety-the Children’s Charity of Texas, a nonprofit dedicated to providing support for children with special needs. In that role, she worked closely with the organization’s director to organize and carry out programs and process applications for funding.
Mackenzie holds a dual BBA in management and business honors from the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University, as well as a minor in Spanish. As an undergraduate, she led the Abbott Family Leadership Conference, a family-endowed organization that puts on two five-day conferences to engage sophomores and juniors in discovering and discussing their value systems. She is a skilled organizer and advocate of values-based giving.