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Janice Woods Windle


2011- Present         Senior Advisor to the President, El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso, Texas

2009 –2011         President Emeritus, El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso, Texas

1977 – 2008        President, El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso, Texas

1989 & 1994        Member, Council on Foundations delegation to Soviet Union and Costa Rica

1985, 1993 – 1994    Member, Nominating Committee, Council on Foundations

1987 – 1993        Vice President of Board of Directors, Council on Foundations

1992 – 1993        Member, Annual Conference Program Committee, Council on Foundations

1991 – 1993        Chairman of Trilateral Philanthropy Committee, Council on Foundations

1990 – Present        Chairman of the Board, Glyn and Karl O. Wyler Foundation

1990 – 1992        Member, Management Committee, Council on Foundation

1990 – 1992        Member, Task Force on Inclusiveness, Council on Foundations

February 1991        Co-Chairman, Foundation study group visiting Mexico

1989 – 1991        Member, Pluralism in Philanthropy Project Advisory Committee, Council on Foundations

1986 – 1990        Member, Committee on Legislation & Regulation, Council on Foundations

November 1989        Member, Committee for the Congressional & White House Staff briefing on 75th anniversary of the founding of community foundation in U.S.

1987 – 1988        Member, Special Task Force on the Future of Community Foundations

1987            Chairman, Community Foundation Task Force on Diversity, Council on Foundations

1983 – 1987        Member, Committee on Community Foundations, Council on Foundation

            Speaker, Training conference for Internal Revenue Service agents


Graduate studies -University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico & University of Texas – El Paso, Texas

Bachelors of Arts, Political Science and Public Administration
University of Texas - El Paso, Texas



1989 – 1995        Member, Corporate board of Tri-State Broadcasting owners of KTSM television, radio AM and FM stations
1975 – 1977        Director, El Paso Bicentennial Commission for the City of El Paso

1962 – 1990        Local campaign chairman for governors, mayors and senators

1990                   Local Finance Committee for Governor Ann Richards

1964            Co-Chairman, El Paso County, Texas Presidential campaign of President Lyndon Baines Johnson

1958 – 1960        Executive Secretary, State Representative George W. McCoppin

    National and international recognition from Freedom Foundation and the government of Mexico for her “work to improve the condition of mankind on both sides of the United States/Mexico boundary.”
    One of eight Council of Foundation CEOs designated as National Spokespersons on Inclusive Practices in Philanthropy.

    Chairman of the Trilateral Committee charged with working for international conformity of laws that would enable individuals to give to charity without legal obstacles in Canada, United States and Mexico resulting in the

    Double Taxation Treaties between Mexico, the United States and Canada that include mutual agreements on laws regulating charitable gifts. 

    1994 recipient of the Hannah Soloman Award, National Council of Jewish Women

    1995 honored with a resolution from the Texas Senate for her achievements as a community fundraiser and as an author.

    2000 Outstanding Ex award recipient from the College of Liberal Arts – UTEP

    2002 Elected to membership of the Texas Women’s Forum

    2003 Delta Kappa Gamma Award

    2008  El Pasoan of the Year Award

    2010  League of Women Voters Lifetime Achievement Award

    2011  Beta Sigma Phi First Lady of El Paso Award

    Author of four publications, True Women (1994), True Women Cookbook (1997), Hill Country (1998) and most recently, Will’s War (2002).  True Women was made into a mini-series that aired on CBS in 1997.


    Collecting Mexican folk art

    Researching and writing about Texas history