Courtney Manuel is the executive director at I Live Here I Give Here. She has more than 15 years of experience in fund development, management, and leadership. Before I Live Here I Give Here, she held a variety of positions at the University of Texas at Austin where she advanced to eventually serve as executive director for development at Dell Medical School.
Courtney’s professional experience at UT Austin boasts many impressive highlights, including leading a campaign at Dell Medical School that during her time there raised over $210 million towards a $1 billion, 10-year goal. To accomplish this goal, she worked closely with visionary donors, the Dell Medical School dean, and faculty, as well as key University of Texas partners, to create a case for support and a comprehensive, successful development plan. Additionally, she designed the development department structure and strategically selected a talented team of development professionals to support this work.
Prior to joining the Dell Medical School team, Courtney served in lead positions at the University Development Office and the School of Undergraduate Studies at UT. She has previously held leadership roles in corporate philanthropy, special events and outreach for organizations such as the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, Literacy Chicago and Jewish Family Service of Greater Los Angeles.
Courtney and her husband Jake have two awesome kiddos, Jordan (10) and Harris (8). When she is not working to make Austin the most philanthropic community in America, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching live music, enjoying Austin’s amazing food scene, and volunteering on the board of directors at Shalom Austin.