Ellen Carnes

Client Success Manager

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A native Austinite, Ellen is excited to call Austin home again after a stint in New York. Outside of work, Ellen enjoys reading, running with her dog Sherwood, and following Longhorn basketball in a totally appropriate and non-obsessive way.

What cause are you passionate about?
I am most passionate about causes related to women – from education to healthcare to political engagement.

What traditionally adorns the top of your Christmas tree?
A Gandalf action figure. It’s a longstanding Carnes family tradition.

Who is your favorite movie action hero?
Indiana Jones!

What was your favorite childhood book?
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. To this day, I think it is the perfect book.

If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be? 
How does “Mad Men” end?!!?!

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Ellen graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Classics & Classical Archaeology. Prior to joining Charity Dynamics, she worked as an editor, reporter, and copywriter for a variety of outlets, including the Texas Bar Journal. Most recently, Ellen was a project manager at a local Austin startup, where she focused on strategic communication and brand management. As a project manager at Charity Dynamics, Ellen is passionate about helping nonprofits achieve their philanthropic goals through efficiently executed initiatives.