Who We Are

Committed to the Cause

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of Austin Delta Foundation. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.

Alnita Foote


Alnita Foote joined Austin Delta Foundation in 2015 and she is the immediate past treasurer. Alnita is committed to helping our youth embrace and learn new skill sets.  Alnita led over 400 girls scouts in various activities and fundraising opportunities as Service Unit Director in Pflugerville.  Alnita is currently a troop leader of high schoolers for more than 10 years.

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Vanessa Henry

Vice Chair

Vanessa Henry has been a part of the greater Austin community since 2007. She has  served as a volunteer for several non-profit and community organizations including the National Black MBA Association and the Greater Austin Black Chamber Black Technology Council. As a member of the Dell Technology team, Vanessa serves on the North America Steering Committee for GenNext, an employee resource group for new hires and young professionals, and Enterprising Women, a group committed to empowering women in technology.

LaShanna Richardson


Joined Austin Delta Foundation in January 2018.

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Alex Rawlins


C. Alex Rawlins relocated to Dallas in 1996, making her way
to Austin in 2004.  Having completed her graduate studies 
in Educational Psychology, Alex has spent nearly 27 years 
working with and for organizations that promote academic 
excellence and community engagement.  As a Director with 
the Austin Delta Foundation since 2016, Alex works to utilize 
her past experiences (partnering with and fundraising for 
non-profits) to help support ADF scholarship programs. 
Alex enjoys spending quantity time with her husband and
two children. 

LaKissa Bright

Financial Secretary

LaKissa Bright joined ADF in 2015.  She served as the Scholarship Co-chair and assistant Financial Secretary during her first year as a board member.  LaKissa has a passion for helping children which has led to her founding the Helping Hands-Austin non-profit organization, and volunteering with organizations such as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) and PTA (Parent Teacher Association).

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