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Gary L. Williams


MSW, University of Utah
B.A. Anthropology/Sociology, University of Texas at El Paso

Gary L. Williams has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 45 years and currently serves as the Senior Program Officer for the El Paso Community Foundation where he has been employed since 1998. Gary is responsible for providing staff support to the Burkitt Foundation, and is also responsible for many community related projects involving collaborative partnerships in historic preservation, heritage education, public history, and natural conservation. Prior to working for the Community Foundation, Gary was employed as the Executive Director of the El Paso Rehabilitation Center for Children for 11 years.

Other nonprofit work has included serving as the Planning and Allocations Director for the United Way of El Paso County, Executive Director of the El Paso City-County Nutrition Project for the Elderly, Area Agency on Aging Director and planner for the Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments, and eligibility worker for the Texas Department of Human Services. Gary served on the board of Preservation Texas for many years between 2000 and 2019. Gary grew up as a military Brat and lived in Japan, Panama, and Taiwan, among other places, before making El Paso his home in 1969. He has a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso and a MSW from the University of Utah. Gary and his wife Cindy have two children and love living in El Paso and the southwest borderlands.



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