LINDA GRAY, DCL, Director of Development 

Residing in Dallas, Texas, Linda is a nonprofit business consultant with more than 25 years of experience along with functioning as President of Corporate Connections—a nonprofit management business with expertise in nonprofit startups, grant research and development for over 300 Churches, grassroots faith-based organizations and community nonprofits. Her professional affiliated memberships include the National Association of Professional Women, American Association of Grant Professionals, National Grants Management Association and very dear to her heart, she serves as a Certified Business Mentor for SCORE Chapter in Dallas, Texas. 

Linda, a specialist in nonprofits and grants, has successfully helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations in receiving technical assistance in IRS 501c3 certification as well as securing over 3.5 million dollars in grant awards. She will be doing orientation classes on the expectation, implementation, and reporting for grants; a series done to help any new organization receiving grants to become more efficient and responsible. She has also been awarded contracts from the following: City of Mobile, Alabama, US DOJ Weed & Seed Grant Program, City of Prichard AmeriCORP Program, CDBG Program, City of Bristol Florida, CDBG Program and the City of Plano CDBG Program; all of which were presented at the City of Frisco Community Development Department Orientation to nonprofit organizations applying for CDBG Funds.