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Priscilla G. Cortez, J.D., M.Ed.

Priscilla Cortez joined Lee+ Associates in 2012.  Over the past twenty years, Priscilla has worked with a diverse group of local and national nonprofit organizations focusing on:  1) community-based program design and management; 2) fund development; and 3) nonprofit leadership.  As an attorney and consultant, she has a strong combination of education and experience in the field of gift and estate planning and overall nonprofit governance and administration.

Priscilla previously served as Executive Director of Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, a pro bono civil legal service provider and former Executive Director of Philanthropy for Strategic Priorities for The University of Texas System, providing vision and direction in support of transformation gift fundraising for the Chancellor’s strategic priorities.  She also served as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she helped build a new comprehensive institutional advancement program. 

Priscilla earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in education administration from The University of Texas at Austin, and a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.  Priscilla currently serves on the boards of Ballet Austin and Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas. She is a founding member of FuturoFund Austin and a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge and Essential programs.  Priscilla is married to John-Michael V. Cortez and together they have a daughter, Isabella.  With her husband, she was awarded Leadership Austin’s Ascendant Award and she was recently recognized as a Latina Industry Leader (Nonprofit Category) by the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Priscilla and her husband John-Michael enjoy traveling, giving back to the community and spending time with their daughter.

You can reach Priscilla at pcortez@leeplusassociates.com

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