Investing in Plano's leaders of tomorrow, today

Plano Works Leadership Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Plano Chamber of Commerce. Founded in 2021, the Plano Works Leadership Foundation provides a structure for individuals, businesses of all sizes, corporate partners, and foundations to support the work of the Plano Chamber’s leadership programs and initiatives.

Strong leadership is critical to sustained growth and prosperity for Plano and the North Texas region. Investing in our leaders of tomorrow, today, will help Plano to maintain our competitive advantage in the race for talent and ensure that our community continues to thrive for years to come.

Your support of the Plano Works Leadership Foundation amplifies the efforts of the Plano Chamber, allowing for more impactful work that touches not only program participants, but ripples throughout the entire community.


To promote and develop community workforce, philanthropy, leadership development, and educational attainment through volunteerism, charitable giving, and educational programming.


Funds raised through the Plano Works Leadership Foundation directly support its mission through three key programs of the Plano Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Plano is the Plano Chamber’s signature leadership program created to enhance individual and community leadership skills.
Plano United Business is a 2-year mentorship program for minority-owned small businesses located in Collin County.
Plano Culture & Inclusion Alliance brings together DEI professionals to share resouces and create a more inclusive business community.


Plano Works Leadership Foundation is managed by Kelle Marsalis, President & CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, with support of the Plano Work Leadership Foundation Board of Directors.

Steve McSwain, ARTA Travel
Chair of the Board

Emily Zoog, Veritex Community Bank

Joan Cetera, Frito-Lay


Together, we can achieve our vision of ensuring that Plano has an abundance of diverse leaders that are engaged, educated, and prepared to lead the way to continued community growth and an exceptional quality of life. Your generous donation of any amount marks the first step in transforming this vision into reality. Get involved – donate today!

For additional information, contact Kelle Marsalis at (972) 424-7547.

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