6/15/15 TANG NAMED MARCH OF DIMES DALLAS DIVISION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
| Monday, June 15, 2015
Carmen Branch, March of Dimes, 972-669-3463, [email protected]
Dallas, Texas, June 15, 2015 —
The March of Dimes Texas Chapter has selected longtime volunteer Charmaine Tang to lead the Dallas Division, which supports eight counties in North Texas: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall.
As Executive Director, Tang will supervise the division staff and board, manage donor and volunteer recruitment and engagement, and oversee fundraising activities and community programs to advance the March of Dimes mission of improving the health of babies locally.
“Charmaine not only brings great passion for the mission to her role as Executive Director, but also a keen business acumen as an entrepreneur and a former Wall Street analyst,” Darcie Wells, Texas Chapter State Director said. “As a former Dallas Division board member, she also brings a unique volunteer perspective to our team.”
The March of Dimes mission touched Tang directly when her son, Tyler, was born prematurely with life-threatening health issues nine years ago. Her family then formed one of the nation’s top family teams, Team Tang-O, in honor of Tyler and his cousin Olivia who also was born too soon. To date, Team Tang-O has raised $150,000 for the March of Dimes dating back to the Tangs’ days in New York.
Tang also is the co-owner of Kidville Dallas, which offers early childhood classes and programs targeted toward newborns to six year olds. She spearheaded the grand opening in 2011 and built Kidville’s brand in Dallas through grassroots marketing efforts. Tang has hired and trained teachers and staff, and also handles financial affairs for the company.
Prior to moving to Dallas, Tang was a Vice President and Equity Research Analyst at Citi Investment Research. She has made frequent appearances as a retail stock expert on CNBC, ABC, FOX, NPR, PBS, and other media networks, as well as at industry events and conferences.
The New York City native began her career at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Banking Analyst and also has management consulting and marketing strategy experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a double major in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Political Science. Tang also is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York City.
Tang has been an active philanthropist throughout her life -- she began volunteering for March of Dimes at the age of 14. In addition to her service to March of Dimes, she also co-founded and co-chairs the Kids Against Hunger Council for the North Texas Food Bank. This program focuses on raising awareness about Dallas’ childhood hunger problem and organizes events for local private and public schools to participate. Tang is also an active volunteer at her children’s school, The Lamplighter School in North Dallas.
Tang and her husband George, a Dallas native, have two children, Tyler (age 9) and Charlotte (age 7).
About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.