Terry Modoff has been active in social, civic, and cultural affairs for more than 20 years. Her strong sense of devotion to charitable work and civic leadership is especially evident in her passion for excellence in education. Her favorite motto is, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
Terry was chairperson of a $6.6+ million capital campaign at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School that was dedicated to facility expansion and program enrichment. In Austin, Terry has served on the board of advisors of San Juan Diego Catholic High School since 2014, most recently supporting the planning and successful completion of a $10.4 million-phase I capital campaign for a brand new campus. Terry currently serves on the advancement task force for St. Michael’s Catholic Academy and the Parent Leadership Council for Southern Methodist University.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Terry served as the hospitality and special events coordinator for St. Matthew Catholic School of San Mateo while supporting a capital campaign for campus improvement and a multi-purpose building. She served as Board president of the Burlingame Mothers’ Club, a non-profit organization with 800 members that provides support, discussion forums, information, and community events.
Other past and present civic activities include involvement with the University of Texas VOCES Oral History Project, the Blue Sky Luncheon fundraiser for A Legacy of Giving, the National Charity League, the Women’s Symphony League of Austin, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, the Dallas Opera Guild fundraising committee, and the Junior League of San Francisco.
Terry’s business background includes management, marketing, and design. As regional director at 1928 Marketing, Terry was responsible for hiring and managing a team of 50+ people and overseeing their accounts in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Colorado. She developed nationally implemented systems and schematics for brand recognition and negotiated brand positioning for maximum exposure within target markets. While living in the Bay Area, Terry was responsible for market expansion and nationwide business development at
Lily Samii Designs, a Couture Design House in San Francisco.
She and her husband currently have a son attending SMCA and twins attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas.