FOUNDERS

ASHLEE AND CHRIS KLEINERT

Do not be interested only in your own life but be interested in the lives of others.  Philippians 2:4

We established the foundation in 2017 with the belief that our family is strongest when we work together to help others.  Creating the foundation has provided us structure and purpose to increase our collective impact.  As our parents did before us, we seek to become change-makers doing our part to make a difference. 

 

We also believe that foundations have a responsibility to do their own research and due diligence, assuming this role with both intelligence and integrity.  We take this responsibility seriously and strive to better understand the challenges facing North Texas as we partner with others to identify and support solutions. 

STAFF

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Cynammon Burns Allen
Program Officer

Cynammon Burns Allen is originally from Dallas, Texas, and is a current Program Officer at the Kleinert Foundation where she helps manage relationships with outside partnerships and provides support to the Foundation. Cynammon is a licensed attorney in Georgia and Texas and currently practices in the areas of Education, Business, and Entertainment law. Before joining the Foundation, Cynammon practiced at two boutique law firms in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded a non-profit in Dallas, Texas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from law school, participated in Law Review, and had significant internships at New Friends New Life, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, Charlotte Hornets Sports and Entertainment, Ingersoll Rand, and Sodoma Law. Cynammon graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. where she played NCAA Division 1 volleyball. Being a native of Dallas, Texas, Cynammon is an alumna of St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Parish Episcopal School, and Trinity Christian Academy in Addison. Currently, she serves on the board of Rebecca Bender Initiative and Victory Volleyball Cluband is involved with Austin Street Center and United2Learn.

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Kaileigh Johnson
Program Officer

Kaileigh Johnson is originally from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and is the current Program Officer at the Kleinert Foundation where she manages the relationships with external partnerships. Before her current role, she served as a Case Manager at Café Momentum for four years where she helped to create the Case Management program and aided the youth in media/speaking opportunities. Kaileigh is a social worker and youth advocate by trade with over ten years of experience dating back to her time at Oklahoma State University where she majored in Sociology. Currently, she is also involved with the Communities Foundation of Texas, Austin Street, United2Learn, and 24 Hour Dallas.