EarthShare of Texas is celebrating 25 years. The organization makes it easy for employers throughout the state to enable their employees to donate funds for their environmental non-profit of choice. It happens through a simple paycheck deduction. Our guests were:
Janet Maykus is the executive director of EarthShare of Texas. Janet has almost 30 years’ experience in the not for profit world where she has served as a chaplain, the director of spiritual care and bereavement for a hospice, a faculty member at a seminary, the director of church relations for Texas Christian University, and a development coordinator for the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin. She is thrilled to be in the position because she believes the protection and care of the world is now the most important call in her life. If she could be anywhere right now she’d be camping in Big Bend.
Fleetwood Jacobs is the Campaign Director for EarthShare of Texas where she has worked for the last 5 years. She manages the City of Austin Combined Charities Campaign which raised almost $500,000 for local and statewide charities last year. Previous to EarthShare of Texas she served as the Development Director for Project Transitions. She and her family love spending time in all of the Lakes, Creeks and Swimming Holes in and around the Austin area.