Akilah Wallace

Executive Director | Faith in Texas

Akilah S. Wallace serves as Executive Director of Faith in Texas, a growing multi-racial multi-faith grassroots movement of churches, mosques, synagogues, and laypeople united in values working together for economic, racial, and social justice.

Akilah brings to Faith in Texas more than 17 years of experience as a relationship manager, with expertise in fund development, event planning & promotions, marketing, multicultural media sales and project management. Her love for connecting community organizations with financial and in-kind resources has resulted in over $5 million in revenue support to date.

Akilah is a Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 and Dallas Foundation Good Works Under 40 honoree, and a 2018 Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse, Op Ed fellow. Her philanthropic leadership includes the founding of Texas’ first African-American giving circle HERitage Giving Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation, awarding nearly $30,000 in grants to Black women-led organizations.

Akilah is the proud mother to Jamel and Jayce. Her mantra is: “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.” – Madame C.J. Walker