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LEWIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Lewis Family Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 (EIN # 82-1711981) organization committed to building community and enriching the lives of children, veterans and athletes.

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LEWIS FAMILY FOUNDATION AT A GLANCE

Our Story

Our family envisions a world where all people focus on serving one another and building community. We are dedicated to creating a more humanitarian society. We know that each individual’s quality of life is connected to the well-being of the community. We are committed to the well being of society in general. We are committed to enriching the lives of children, veterans and athletes through direct investment. We strive to have the greatest possible impact with all of our assets.
 
Our foundation logo is eight hands all in a circle together representing one hand for each member of the family - like you would see in a sports huddle. Every family member has one hand in the team huddle focused on supporting their family and team’s mission. The other hand extended out to give support to the community around them and accepting the support of others. Every member of the family provides value and contributes to the success of the foundation.

ABOUT

THE LEWIS FAMILY

Jeff and Jill Lewis are parents to seven dynamic and amazing children. Jeff is the former President, CEO and Founder of VERTICOM in Dallas, Texas. Jill is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader who now focuses her time on being a dedicated wife, mother and foundation partner. The Lewis’ founded The Lewis Family Foundation to inspire a family legacy of giving and supporting the community through action and philanthropy.

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BENEFITING CHARITIES

BENEFITING CHARITIES

Merging Vets and Players was designed to address the challenge of our nation’s combat veterans struggling to transition their abilities toward a new mission, and ensure that all of our nation's warriors can be as productive off the field as they were on it. By merging vets and former  professional athletes, these warriors can share each other's strength and experience, and can support each other in building fulfilling lives of service and strength.

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MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

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VICTOR BUTLER

NFL Combine Position Specific Coach

Exos Sports Performance

Victor Butler, NFL Combine Position Specific Coach for Exos Sports Performance trains and mentors elite athletes. Throughout his career he has produced five first round draft picks along with a host of current active players on rosters throughout the NFL. 

In 2009 Victor was selected as the fourth-round draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys. During his seven-year career in the NFL he played for league legends such as New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, and New York Giants before entering into the Canadian Football League. In only one year with the Toronto Argonauts Victor was named CFL player of the month in June of 2017. His greatness continued in the CFL as he  procured his spot on 1st Team All-Pro, earned 1st Team Eastern All-Star, CFL Sack Leader, and the led his team to the CFL Grey Cup. Off the field, Victor earned his Bachelor’s in Political Science with a minor in Business and Marketing. 

 

Victor’s kind and whole hearted approach to his career carried over into his to attitude toward community outreach. He’s always been the first in line to give back to the community through charitable donations, partnerships with youth life skills programs and overall charities dedicated to the betterment of the community such as For the Kids, The Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity. 

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JAMES CHILES

Executive Vice President

ExteNet Systems, Inc.

Jimmy is an entrepreneur visionary and the founder of five fiber and wireless infrastructure companies over the last 35 years. Four of his companies were acquired by NYSE or NASDAQ traded firms and the fifth by a privately held small cell fiber optic infrastructure company. 

Jimmy graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1977 with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. During his last year of college Jimmy got first-hand experience in the wireless industry as an Intern at Motorola Solutions. Throughout the years Jimmy absorbed the basics of the industry and set himself up for a successful career. 

He’s been involved with a plethora of wireless ventures, but one of his true passions lies within the community. Jimmy is always ready to lend a helping hand and is truly excited at the prospect of helping to build a better and stronger community.

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GRETCHEN DARBY

Founder + President

GDC, Gretchen Darby Consulting

Gretchen (Stofer) Darby is the Founder and President of Gretchen Darby Consulting (GDC), where she oversees communications, public & media relations, and promotions for companies and organizations. She also spent 4 years spearheading PR for the Dallas St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Gala & Golf Classic, where she worked closely with the Leadership Team to surpass 1,200 attendees and $2.3M in funds raised during her final year. A true “connector”, Gretchen has a reputation and talent for putting people together and making things happen. ​

 

Gretchen holds a BA degree in Psychology and minor in Sociology-Criminal Justice from the prestigious University of Texas at Austin. She graduated from UT Austin in December 1994 on an accelerated 3 ½ year path and was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She remains a lifetime member of the Texas Exes and is an active member of several national and local Alpha Delta Pi alumni organizations. 

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JERRY W. MOOTY JR.

Chief Executive Officer | Principal | Realtor | Attorney

@properties Dallas 

Jerry W. Mooty, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal of Dallas’ newest real estate brokerage firm, @properties Dallas. Jerry partnered up with Piper Young, a top luxury Dallas agent, to launch @properties’ third franchise and first in the state of Texas in the third quarter of 2021. The pair will focus on luxury, residential, and new development. Jerry’s extensive real estate knowledge and passion for the Dallas community deems him worthy of spearheading @properties’ Dallas branch.  

 

Jerry has been a noteworthy leader in Dallas’ real estate scene for more than two decades through his work as an attorney, residential and commercial developer, investor and broker. 

 

Jerry was born in Springfield, Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with an application in Finance from Southern Methodist University in 1992, and a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in 1996. 

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CARLOS NAVARRO

Managing Director

Eagle Promotions

Carlos Navarro is the Managing Director Southwest Region for Eagle Promotions, a prominent player in the Promotional Products Association Industry, specializing in branded merchandise and apparel. With a foundation built on expertise, Eagles Promotions brings quality promotional products to the forefront. Their commitment to excellence is underscored by their prior experience contributing to the success of the Dallas Cowboys Merchandising in 2007.

Carlos’s collaboration with the Lewis Family Foundation is indeed an honor, bringing together his academic knowledge from UNLV Business School and a deep commitment to community enrichment. This synergy reflects a dedication to making a positive impact in the community and philanthropy.

EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2024 MASTER'S WINE DINNER

Saturday • April 13, 2024

Private Residence

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2024 BATTLE AT THE STAR

Saturday • September 21, 2024

Ford Center - The Star in Frisco, TX

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2024 GOLF TOURNAMENT

Friday • June 14, 2024

Cowboys Golf Club

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2024 HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

December • 2024

PAST EVENTS

CONTACT

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