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STORY

Ileana launched Treviño Consulting Group (TCG) in 2016. TCG is a boutique firm designed to work with primarily, but not exclusively, non-profits, to strategically assist them in moving to the ‘next level’ - however they define that to be. TCG Team members are professionals with proven expertise in Board governance, fundraising, advocacy, image and brand management, and positioning in the community. 

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MISSION

Treviño Consulting Group is a full-service firm whose team members are passionate about working with nonprofit organizations to carry out their mission while exceeding their financial goals. 

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TEAM

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ILEANA TREVIÑO

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & FOUNDER

Ileana started her career in development and fundraising, in Houston, as the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement at the University of Houston, where she directed fundraising, advertising, public relations, and internal and external communications. In 2004, Treviño became the CEO of the Memorial Hermann Foundation and led its fundraising and community relations efforts for 12 years. Over that period of time, the foundation raised $300M.  Ileana has extensive knowledge of Houston-area funders, including Foundations and corporations. She has expertise in Board governance, community relations, special events management, managing and executing campaigns, and all elements of the development cycle. To date, she has raised more than $400 million. Ileana enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, three children, and their spouses, and two grandchildren.  She has two dogs and a cat that have run of the house.

EDUCATION

Boston University

Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology

Boston College

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Languages

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  • Cristo Rey Jesuit, Board Member

  • Member, Council of Women Boston College 2018 - present

  • American Leadership Forum, Class XXX, Senior Fellow

  • Holocaust Museum Houston, Former Member

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MARI TREVIÑO GLASS

VICE PRESIDENT

Mari began her work in development in 2014 at Fund for Teachers and in May of 2017 received her Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management. She has extensive experience in Board governance, campaign management, fundraising database systems, annual fund and special events fundraising. In addition to fundraising, Mari also loves her three cats - Toulouse, Stella and Jacques - her German Shorthaired Pointer, Cuatro, her husband, Bryan and her adorable son, Benjamin (listed in no particular order).

EDUCATION

University of Houston - Downtown

Master of Arts, Nonprofit Management

University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  • Latin Women's Initiative, President (2019-2020)

  • St. Martin's Episcopal Church, ECW Board Member (2018-2019)

  • Latin Women's Initiative, Board Member

  • Heroes in Health, Chair (2017-2018)

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VALERIE GARATE RAMIREZ

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Valerie has experience working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector for 6+ years. She began her career in the nonprofit sector in 2014 as an Events and Fundraising Coordinator at a cancer center in the Rio Grande Valley. In 2015, she moved to Houston and served as the Director of Communications and External Operations for Kids’ Meals. Prior to TCG, Valerie served as the Director of Development for CanCare. Valerie has diverse experience in fundraising, event planning, communications, program development, foundation and corporate relationship building, and volunteer engagement. Valerie enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Christopher, and their two Boston Terriers, Harvard and Harper.

EDUCATION

University of Houston – Downtown 

Master of Arts, Nonprofit Management

Texas A&M University

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

University of Texas-Pan American

Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  • 2020 American Express Leadership Cohort, Selected Candidate (March 2020 – present)

  • Junior League of Houston, Provisional Member (January 2020 – present)

  • Latin Women’s Initiative, Board of Directors, Board Governance Chair (October 2018 – present)

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member (January 2018 – present)

  • Delta Zeta Sorority Alumnae Chapter, Philanthropy Advisor (August 2015 – December 2017)

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ALISSA RATCLIFF RUIZ

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Alissa joined TCG as an intern in May of 2017 and moved into a full-time role in August of 2017. Prior to TCG, Alissa interned for a United States Senator where her role included constituent relations and government communications, as well as policy research. Alissa is a graduate of Texas State University where she was awarded membership of two national honor societies, Pi Sigma Alpha and Alpha Kappa Delta, for her degrees in political science and sociology. Alissa has experience in database management, feasibility studies, annual fund campaigns, capital campaigns, events management and special appeals writing. Alissa enjoys spending her free time with her husband Matthew, their Great Pyrenees, Kyzer, and watching true crime documentaries.

EDUCATION

Texas State University

Bachelor of Science, Applied Sociology 

Rice University

The Art of Fundraising  
 

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member

  • Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, Member

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Member

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J. MICHAEL TREVIÑO

EXECUTIVE ADVISOR

Michael is the Principal of Treviño and Company, a boutique consulting practice that specializes in developing public-private partnerships rooted in outreach, education, engagement, and mobilization, and he is also an Executive Advisor to the Treviño Consulting Group.  Michael has more than four decades of professional experience in communications, government affairs, law, public and stakeholder relations.  Michael’s skills were honed while working in support of civil and human rights organizations, international and domestic oil and gas interests, and civil society. Michael spent 25 years as a Senior Executive in Oil and Gas at Texaco and Marathon.

EDUCATION

Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctorate

PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • D.C. Bar Association - Since 1984

  • Alliance of Leadership Fellows - Executive Director

  • Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Council - Since 2017

  • Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Internship Foundation - Since 2006

  • American Leadership Forum - Class XX

  • Center for Houston's Future - Class of 2003

  • W.K. Kellogg National Fellows Program - Class VI

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ANNIE FINNEY

GRANT WRITER

Annie began her career in development in 2011 as an intern in Washington D.C. and a grant assistant and social media director for 1in6, Inc. She also has experience working as a private school Development Associate in Houston where she expanded her expertise in donor relations, special events fundraising and annual fund. In 2014, Annie began her career as a grant consultant and has since worked with organizations throughout the country as she has moved as an active duty military spouse. She currently lives in Hawaii with her husband and two children. She enjoys surfing when she isn’t writing!

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Arts, History

University of Notre Dame

Nonprofit Executive Program Certificate

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member

  • Max Finney Foundation, Volunteer

SARAH HART MILLER, MBA

GRANT WRITER

With a passion for working with non-profits, Sarah enjoys assisting organizations with their communications, strategic planning and fundraising needs. For the last three years she has focused the majority of her expertise on providing grant writing and consulting services, helping clients raise more than $4MM in grant funding from local area foundations and corporations. Prior to starting her own business in 2017, she was the Executive Director of Development Communications at UTHealth, leading a high-performing team of award-winning writers, marketers and strategists, and authoring, providing creative direction and editing support for over $100M in successfully funded proposals. Sarah is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her sons in her free time!

EDUCATION

Texas Christian

Master of Business Administration

DePauw University

Bachelor of Arts, French/Business

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  •  Livestock Show and Rodeo, Agriculture Education Committee