TFNB Expands Charity Champions, Hires Former CRU Exec

Charity Champions Marketing

MCGREGOR, TX — As TFNB expands its footprint in Central Texas, the bank announced Dale Smith has been hired to take its popular nonprofit program, Charity Champions, to the next level.

Smith, 59, comes to TFNB after 19 years at Campus Crusade for Christ where he worked on several leadership teams including the Jesus Film Project. He also practiced law for 15 years in Louisiana and served as a Louisiana State Representative. His wife, Beth, is a Waco native.

“Non-profit groups are the first responders in meeting the needs of the marginalized people in our communities,” said Smith.  “TFNB Charity Champions is committed to helping non-profits succeed in serving those they are called to serve, and my team will do this by sparking creative engagement between the non-profits, donors, volunteers and marginalized.”

The team at 360 Solutions will assist Smith, who offices at TFNB’s Triangle Tower location, which opened in November. Recently 360 Solutions moved its headquarters to Triangle Tower from downtown Waco.

“Dale is perfectly suited to take Charity Champions to the next level,” said David Littlewood, TFNB president and CEO.  “His experience in the nonprofit world combined with the knowledge and skills of the 360 Solutions team, we are eager to realize the future of Charity Champions.”

In the four years since Charity Champions launched, TFNB has received hundreds of nominations for nonprofits to be considered a Charity Champion. Today, 24 Central Texas nonprofit organizations have been selected Charity Champions. Each organization receives ongoing marketing support including on-field presentations at a Baylor football and basketball home games, TV and social media marketing. Winners also receive ongoing leadership development training by 360 Solutions.

About Charity Champions

To celebrate TFNB Your Bank for Life’s 125th anniversary in 2014, the bank launched Charity Champions to honor charitable organizations in Central Texas. From nominations on the bank’s website, TFNB employees selected the following nonprofits as Charity Champions:  The Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry, Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco, Jesus Said Love, Christian Women’s Job Corp, Nurse Family Partnership, The Arc of McLennan County, UnBound, Compassion Ministries, Friends for Life, Family Health Center, Veterans One Stop and Fuzzy Friends Rescue, Humane Society, Caritas, Care Net, Mission Waco, Advocacy Center, and Methodist Children’s Home, Meals and Wheels Waco, Waco Habitat for Humanity, Family Abuse Center, Generations Adoptions/Nightlight Christian Adoptions, and CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties.Visit for more information or to nominate a nonprofit.