Lila Carl

Lila Carl spent 25 years as director of non-profit organizations, higher education teaching, and community volunteer. Over her career, she raised millions of dollars through federal, state, local and foundations. She has received numerous awards for her work, including United Way’s executive director of the year in 1998, runner up in Ernst and Young’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005, and the Lone Star Council Girl Scout’s 2005 Women of Distinction award. She founded the Austin affiliate of Any Baby Can in 1994 and took the organization from a staff of 3 with a budget of $123K to a staff of 70 with a budget of $3.6 M. She executed mergers with CEDEN Family Resource Center and Candlelighter’s Children Cancer Society. One of her greatest achievements was the purchase and funding of a beautiful building one block east of IH 35 on 7th street.