Moody Foundation Welcomes New Regional Grants Officer

AUSTIN, Texas – July 30, 2019 – The Moody Foundation has hired Emily Greer as its new Central Texas regional grants officer. Greer’s hiring comes as the Foundation continues to expand its presence across the state, especially in Austin.

“The Moody Foundation wanted to provide a dedicated, local resource accessible to all Austin-area nonprofits – big and small – to develop relationships with them and get to know their unique stories,” said Ross Moody, trustee of the Moody Foundation and Chairman and CEO of Austin-based National Western Life Group. “We’re excited to welcome Emily to our team and look forward to partnering with more Central Texas nonprofits with broad and diverse needs, visions and missions.”

Greer brings over 20 years of philanthropy and education experience to the Moody Foundation, having served in the Austin nonprofit community since 1999. Previously, she was the executive director at the Rise School of Austin, leading and supervising every aspect of development and fundraising. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in speech and language pathology. In her career, Greer has also volunteered at over 20 charities, including Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Special Olympics, SAFE Alliance and Helping Hand Home.

“Organizations like the Moody Foundation play an integral role in creating positive change, and I know firsthand how important funding is for many Austin nonprofits to create sustainable programming,” said Greer. “Working closely with executive directors and nonprofit leaders in the area has helped me understand the vast and diverse needs and wonderful opportunities that exist for so many in the surrounding areas.”

Born and raised in Houston, Greer’s family frequently visited Galveston, where the Moody family’s history is prevalent.

“I’ve always been aware of the Moody Foundation’s generosity and their positive impact on the communities they serve,” continued Greer. “It’s so rewarding to have the opportunity to work with this distinguished organization and my fellow Central Texas community leaders to help create lasting social change.”

As she steps into her new role in Austin, you can find her enjoying live music and attending shows with her family.


About the Moody Foundation

The Moody Foundation was established by W.L. Moody, Jr. and Libbie Shearn Moody in 1942 to share their good fortune and make a difference in the lives of the people of Texas. Since then, the Foundation has made more than $1.6 billion in grants throughout the state to organizations that have educated, healed, nurtured and inspired generations of Texans. The Moody Foundation continues with a board of three trustees: Frances Moody-Dahlberg, Ross Moody and Elizabeth Moody. Learn more at and follow the Foundation on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.


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