Managing Director, The Frees Foundation
Funders Together Board Member
Nancy is managing director of The Frees Foundation, a Houston-based family foundation whose mission is to support efforts that assist vulnerable and underserved populations achieve self-sufficiency, which includes a focus on supportive housing and homelessness.
Nancy was born in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. She received her B.S. and R.N. degrees from Duke University, where she specialized in cardiac and intensive care nursing. She has traveled to Latin America five times (including to the Amazon Rainforest) as a volunteer with Interplast, Inc.‘s pediatric reconstructive surgical missions.
Nancy is actively involved in service to the Houston community and has served on numerous local boards. Recently, she served on the boards of the Greater Houston Community Foundation, Child Advocates, Inc., and Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston. Past board service includes: Collaborative for Children’s Pre-School For All Initiative, C.G. Jung Center, C.A.R.E. International Foundation, the Council on Foundations’ National Initiative to Promote the Growth of Philanthropy, Conference of Southwest Foundations, Association of Small Foundations, Open Door Mission, and The Women’s Home and Avance, Inc.
Currently, Nancy serves on the Board of the Coalition for the Homeless. Through The Frees Foundation office, Nancy manages the Greater Houston Grantmakers’ Forum and Women in Philanthropy.