TITLE: Director of Special Programs
FOCUS AREAS: Education, Human Needs, Health, Community Enhancement
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PROFILE: Ammie Blahuta is the director of special programs for The George Foundation in Richmond, Texas. She is also the president of Gigi’s Playhouse, a Down Syndrome achievement center.
A foundation announcement about her hiring shared the following information:
The George Foundation is excited to announce Ammie Blahuta as Director of Special Programs. In this newly created position, Ammie will be responsible for leading the Foundation’s special programs including Youth in Philanthropy (YIP), Leadership Excellence for Nonprofits, and the Foundation’s scholarship programs. Ammie will also support the mission by strengthening the Foundation’s relationships with nonprofits and other community stakeholders through collaboration and community engagement. “We are thrilled to bring Ammie’s talent and passion for community service to the Foundation to help continue the George’s legacy of giving” stated Roger Adamson, CEO of The George Foundation. Ammie will work closely with long-time Foundation employee, Dee Koch, over the next year to transition leadership responsibilities of these special programs in anticipation of Dee’s retirement.
Ammie is a Fort Bend County native and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer and Family Science from Purdue University. Upon graduation, Ammie served in a variety of marketing and management roles with Sysco Food Services and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory before joining Hudson Building Systems as the company’s Business Development Manager in 2009.
Ammie is also the co-founder of Gigi’s Playhouse Sugar Land, a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their highest potential. Gigi’s offers thirty direct educational and therapeutic programs to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the Fort Bend community in an inviting and uplifting environment – all free of charge. Ammie lives in Sugar Land with her husband Keith and their two children, Keaton and Sadie.