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ABOUT US

How It All Began

From Inspired Ideas to Making a Global Impact

The inspiration for Legacy Collective began in 2015 and centered around the question of how could we affect real change?

From those initial conversations and that first backyard gathering, the idea would spark. What if there was a nonprofit organization that could amplify individual giving? And what if that nonprofit operated transparently and focused on building community — all while addressing core systemic issues?

In the years since, that’s exactly what Legacy Collective has created. Today, we work to solve systemic issues by funding the most sustainable, innovative efforts through partnerships with nonprofit organizations locally and globally.

TOGETHER, WE'RE CREATING A LEGACY

Over $7 Million Raised

Since that first meeting, we’ve raised more than $7 million allowing us to allocate 189 grants through our Giving Circles globally. Legacy Collective’s transparent model ensures individuals can confidently give, knowing every nonprofit has been thoroughly vetted.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

Integrity, Justice, and Action, that's Communal and Solutions-Led

We believe that a love of humanity and equality demands participation in the fight to respect them. Legacy Collective values integrity, justice, and action that is communal and solutions led. We work to solve systemic issues by partnering with aligned nonprofits, elevating innovative, sustainable solutions, and amplifying the power of giving, collectively.

Our Team

Erin Arnheim, CEO, Austin, TX

After working in the financial services industry for over 20 years, Erin transitioned into the nonprofit sector and joined Legacy Collective in April 2020, currently serving as the CEO. She hosts Legacy Collective’s “Elevating Their Impact” podcast, where she highlights nonprofits from around the world that are making sustainable impacts on systemic issues. Erin has spent the past 25 years volunteering and serving on various boards focused on foster care as well as college persistence programs. In her free time, Erin loves to travel, try new restaurants, and soak in the culture along the way!

Erin holds a BA in Business Management from St. Edwards University in Austin, a MA in Secondary Education in History & Social Sciences from DePaul University in Chicago, and obtained a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Texas in Austin in May 2021.

Courtney Fitzgerald, Grant Program & Donor Relations Manager, Decatur, GA

Courtney has spent the past 15 years working in churches and has a passion for seeking out and connecting people with incredible non-profits in their community and around the world. Over the past few years, she has helped lead the annual Be Rich campaign for North Point Ministries, which has grown into a movement of extraordinary generosity through giving, serving, and loving that distributes millions of dollars yearly to exceptional non-profits around the world. Courtney is thrilled to be joining the Legacy Collective team and to be able to expand beyond the faith-based sector.

Courtney and her husband, Ryan, live in Decatur, GA with their two children, Ryder and Rhodes. She’s a peace-seeking Enneagram 9 that can usually be found under a blanket somewhere with her Kindle or watching the newest Marvel release with Ryan and the boys.

Mercy Hernandez, Social Media, Austin, TX

Mercy has a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in Business from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently works full-time as a Communications Coordinator for The Settlement Home for Children, as well as part-time at Legacy Collective handling all social media needs. Mercy loves spending time with friends and family, and her favorite hobbies include dancing, playing soccer and volleyball, and discovering new coffee shops.

Juliana Jordan, Marketing Communications Supervisor, Austin, TX

Juliana has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in International Studies from Texas State University. Her experience includes working with Bekah Laine Events as well as Scott Felder Homes. She enjoys hiking outdoors, cozying up with a good book, reality tv, and spending time with her loved ones.

Board of Directors

Lindsey Leaverton

Chairwoman
Austin, TX
2021

Erin Arnheim

Chief Executive Officer
Austin, TX
2020

Jen Hatmaker

Co-Founder & Chief Outreach Officer
Buda, TX
2015

Joseph Graham

Vice Chairman & Secretary
Austin, TX
2022

Steve Bryant

Treasurer
Colleyville, TX
2023

Jessi Aakre

Director
White Bear Lake, MN
2023

Dana Blankenship

Director
Dallas, TX
2023

Suzanne Grover

Director
Cedar Park, TX
2023

Denton Gruzensky

Director
Medford, OR
2023

Lisa Marie Hanna

Director
Raleigh, NC
2022

Sandra Ntube

Director
Durham, NC
2023

Board of Advisors

Erin Arnheim

Chairwoman
Austin, TX

Courtney Brooks

Co-Chairwoman
Washington, DC

Enne Barron

Midlothian, VA

Faitth Brooks

Baltimore, MD

Candace Collins

Leander, TX

Rebecca Daves

Seattle, WA

Dmetria "Tay" Gibson

Nashville, TN

Rachel Greiman

Denver, CO

Becca Haak

Rochester, NY

Lara Hollers

Austin, TX

Tylena Jeans

Nashville, TN

Wendy Sosville

Battle Creek, MI

Kristina Staniszeski

Chicago, IL

Scott Studer

Austin, TX

Kristin Tanabe

Denver, CO

Holly Waugh

Liberty, MO
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

Commitment to Diversity

Legacy Collective is a diverse community of philanthropic leaders committed to dismantling systemic issues through innovative philanthropy. We strive for a radically inclusive culture that celebrates all team members, partners and donors by championing the unique differences that make up our community.

Legacy Collective is committed to providing an equal opportunity for employment to individuals regardless of age, race, color, creed, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other similarly protected status in accordance with federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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Legacy Collective works to solve systemic issues by funding the most sustainable, innovative efforts through partnerships with nonprofit organizations locally and globally.

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