Generous Community Supporters – Nexus Matching Funds Needed to Leverage $200,000
Nexus Recovery Center is seeking new community support to raise $100,000 to leverage two recent gifts from local foundations; The Meadows Foundation granted $200,000 to Nexus for programs and services, and of that funding – $50,000 must come from new donors.
In addition, Hoblitzelle Foundation granted Nexus with $50,000 for their capital campaign to provide new bathrooms and services in the main Building A, that houses admissions, reception and counseling rooms for clients. However a match challenge has been issued – and it must come from a new funder source – the donor could double their investment in Nexus and the community. Read more here.
Long time supporters Linda and Steve Ivy, (President of Heritage Auction), have given $100,000 to Nexus to provide vital services on the La Prada campus. They have been involved with Nexus for years through the Women’s Auxiliary, Linda serves on the Nexus Board, and they both served as Chairs of the 2013 Annual Appeal, raising $150,000 for Nexus operations.
Nexus kids plant their own special spring garden. Aaron Baerwaldt, a Nexus parent, led the activity.
Mexican Drug Cartels Flood Texas Streets with Meth. See the FOX news story here.
Betsy Chambers, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Becca Crowell, and Jane Geisse in the Nexus Serenity Garden. See photos from the spring luncheon here.
Nexus Corporate Council-Initiated Project Aims to Improve Efficiency
Nexus is privileged to have the expertise of Kristi Navarro and her TXU team to conduct a Lean Process Improvement review of day-to-day admission procedures at Nexus. Ms. Navarro will be identifying pain points to improve staff efficiencies and the time it takes for clients to be admitted for care. Using a “value stream mapping model, “ her TXU team of volunteers will help the staff streamline the admitting process for more than 2, 262 clients and their children who are served every year at the La Prada Drive campus.
In addition, Nexus is looking to upgrade the admissions wing on-site to provide better technology, client privacy, facilities for families, and a place to rest and feel safe as they enter treatment.
Ms. Navarro, pictured below, joined TXU Energy in June 2008 shortly after graduating from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is currently a manager on the Customer Quality team where she executes lean initiatives across TXU Energy. In addition, she is the Committee Chair for TXU Energy’s Women’s Information Network, the founder of the TXU Energy Future Leaders Society, a member of the Electric Toasters Toastmasters organization, and an active United Way Leadership Society member and Reading Partners volunteer.