Terry Modoff has been actively involved in social, civic and cultural affairs for over 20 years. She has a strong sense of devotion for charitable work and civic leadership, with a special passion for quality and excellence in education. Over the years, she has been involved in projects and campaigns raising tens of millions of dollars.
Most recently, Terry has served on the Board of Advisors for San Juan Diego Catholic High School since 2014, supporting the strategic planning and successful completion of a phase I -Capital Campaign for a new school facility, library and campus. Prior to that, Mrs. Modoff was chairperson for St Gabriel’s Catholic School Capital Campaign - a successful campaign geared to the facility expansion and program enrichment of the school.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, she served as the Hospitality and Special Events Coordinator for St. Mathew’s Catholic School in San Mateo, CA, while supporting the much needed and eventual completion of a Capital Campaign for a multi–purpose building. Terry also served as the President of the Burlingame Mothers Club Organization in Burlingame CA. She developed and implemented a re-structuring of systems and administrative tasks for efficiency, growth and quality of speaker forums and events. BMC is a non-profit organization with over 800 member families that operates and provides support, discussion forums, and information and community events.
Important civic works and philanthropy include the “VOCES-Oral History Project“at the University of Texas- Journalism Department, which is the leading oral history archive in the U.S.- highlighting the military service of Latinos. Others include, Blue Sky Luncheon Fundraiser for A Legacy of Giving, National Charity League, The Women’s Symphony League-Austin TX, Volunteer Coordinator for Mobile, Loaves & Fishes, The Dallas Opera Guild Fundraising Committee and The Junior League of San Francisco.
Before entering the non-profit sector Mrs. Modoff’s educational and career background included business management, marketing and design. Terry was the Regional Director for 1928 Marketing Co. responsible for hiring and managing a team of 50+ employees and oversight of their accounts within the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico and Colorado area. Terry developed systems and schematics for brand recognition and negotiated brand positioning for maximum exposure within target markets. These systems were implemented nationally. While living in the Bay Area, she worked for a design firm–Lily Samii Designs, is a San Francisco based Couture Design House where she was responsible for market expansion and business development nationwide.
Terry currently serves on the Board of Trustees and the Advancement Task Force Committee for St Michaels Catholic Academy. She also serves on the Parent Leadership Council for SMU (Southern Methodist University) in Dallas TX, helping to facilitate the advancement of the University as an ambassador, providing feedback on special projects, activities and communications. Her favorite motto is: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”