Pamela Trusty Carpenter

Pam is the Chief Administrative Officer for Lawson Associates, Inc., and has over 20 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and campaign management.  Her areas of expertise include grant writing and donor stewardship, sales & marketing, event design, budget management, and volunteer coordination.  Most recently, Pam served as the Corporate Development Manager at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden fundraising in support of a $10 million annual operating budget, various exhibits, children's education programs, events and horticulture festivals.  She is a strong and inspiring leader with a successful track record in exceeding financial goals and customer donor satisfaction.


Pam has past served as an Executive Director, member of the Texas State Board and the Dallas Board of Directors with Dallas Junior Forum, Inc.  She also served as the Vice President of Ways & Means for the organization and managed fundraising efforts resulting in annual grants to many underserved Dallas, Texas charities.  She continues to be a passionate and active Board member and volunteers regularly to support the organization's mission to assist women, children, and families in need.


Pam is a native Texan and attended Southern Methodist University and Richland College in Dallas, Texas with a focus on Liberal Arts.  She resides in the DFW area with her husband.