Amy M. Meadows, Parks for Downtown Dallas / Belo Foundation

TITLE: Vice President and Executive Director

FOCUS AREAS: Urban parks and green spaces, college-level journalism education

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PROFILE: Amy Meadows serves as the Parks for Downtown Dallas/Belo Foundation’s vice president and executive director and is one of just two staff members for the corporate funder. She has also served on the board of directors at Philanthropy Southwest.

She was named executive director in February 2004, and a Belo Foundation press released shared the following information about her background at that time:

Belo Corp. announced today that it has named Amy Mettlen Meadows as executive director of The Belo Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of the Company.  Meadows assumes day-to-day management responsibilities from Judith Garrett Segura, who was promoted to company historian and will serve as a trustee of the Foundation.

Meadows joined the Foundation February 2.  As executive director, she will oversee an organization that has awarded $20 million in grants during its 50 years of philanthropic efforts.  Meadows will also serve as secretary of the Foundation.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Meadows was executive director of Dallas Social Venture Partners, a donor-advised fund of The Dallas Foundation that assists non-profit organizations in Dallas County.  She was with the fund from July 2001 to February 2003.

Meadows served as director of communications for Fidelity Investments Southwest from July 1996 to June 2001, having been promoted from the position of community relations manager.  Prior to joining Fidelity in 1995, Meadows served in a variety of roles with the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, the Texas Childhood Hunger Identification Project and the University of North Texas.

Segura was promoted earlier this year to company historian, a position responsible for researching, building and maintaining the archive of the oldest continuously operating company in Texas.  Prior to her promotion, Segura was president of The Belo Foundation from 1998 to 2003.

Segura joined the Company in 1981 as educational services manager of The Dallas Morning News and created the newspaper's first Newspaper in Education Program.  She moved to the corporate office in 1986 to manage public affairs, Company history, the corporate art collections as well as the Foundation.  She was elected secretary of the Foundation in 1987, vice president in 1993, and became president in 1998.  She was elected a Foundation trustee effective January 1, 2004.