Speaker Date Topic
PDG Jerry Chapman Dec 02, 2021
The Rotary Foundation
Dan Leal Dec 09, 2021
Seedling Mentor Program
Seedling Mentor Program

Dan became Seedling’s Executive Director in August 2017 and has 19 years of nonprofit management experience.  Dan helped the Board of Directors to develop a strategic plan that will continue to grow the number of mentored children impacted by parental incarceration and to increase the depth of services and resources for children of incarcerated parents. In 2020, Dan served as Chair of One Voice Central Texas, a membership organization of over 100 non-profit executives and organizations, that seeks to support Executive Directors and increase local resources for non-profit health and human services non-profits.

Dan served as the Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center in Denton County for 15 years. Dan led an organization of 29 staff members and 37 partner agencies to provide justice, safety, and healing for abused children. Dan collaborated with Jenna Quinn and State Representative Tan Parker on the passing of Jenna’s Law, which served as the catalyst for Children’s Advocacy Centers in Texas to add education to their service delivery and became a federal law in 2020.

Prior to joining the Advocacy Center, Dan served as the Human Services Coordinator for the City of Denton and was named Public Health Advocate of the Year by the Denton County Health Department. He has also been honored by the Denton County Alliance for the mentally ill and been a recipient of the David Fitch Humanitarian Award from the University of North Texas.

Dan and his wife Kirstin have two adult sons.  Dan’s youngest son serves in the United States Air Force. Dan enjoys sports and broadcasted high school sports on the radio for 20 years.  Dan and his wife Kirstin are both proud to serve as Seedling mentors.

Loreal Sarkisian Dec 16, 2021
Entrepreneur and Advocate for Dress For Success
Entrepreneur and Advocate for Dress For Success

As an advocate of giving back, Loreal is an experienced mentor and takes pride in acts of service that uplift and empower others. She has partnered with organizations like Boys and Girls Club Austin, Austin Child Guidance Center, the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at UT. Most recently, she partnered with Neiman Marcus Austin to host a free community event. Loreal also spends a considerable amount of time volunteering with aspiring professional track athletes. Loreal is very familiar with this craft as she ran as a professional athlete in the 100-meter hurdles. Running track professionally provided Loreal with an abundance of opportunities to travel the world & her life was significantly impacted by her travels. Through the variations of styling and fashion, Loreal has seen across the globe, she truly believes your style is an expression of you.

In addition to supporting her husband as the First Lady of University of Texas football, Loreal enjoys spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews; participating in community service with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; attending fashion events; and grabbing slushies from 7/11 on her way to her field office, better known as the mall.

David Rodriquez Jan 06, 2022
1800 Board Up
Angelica Sandel Jan 20, 2022
Goodwill Excel Adult High School Program
Ed Travis Feb 17, 2022
Mobile Loaves and Fishes - Tiny Homes For Homeless