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McKinney Education Foundation Names Sheila Marlow Due its first Chief Executive Officer

Press Release|
McKinney Education Foundation|
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Sheila Marlow Due — McKinney Education Foundation Chief Executive Officer

McKinney, Texas — McKinney Education Foundation (MEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila Marlow Due as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With an impressive background in nonprofit management and an unwavering dedication to education, Due’s appointment heralds an exciting new chapter for the organization as it continues its mission to empower students and educators in the McKinney community.

Kip Dixon, MEF Board President, expressed his enthusiasm about Sheila Marlow Due’s appointment, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Sheila Marlow Due as the first CEO of the McKinney Education Foundation. Her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector and her deep commitment to education make her the perfect fit to lead MEF forward. We are confident that her visionary leadership will strengthen our impact on the lives of students and educators, ensuring a brighter future for the McKinney community.”

Lynn Sperry, MEF Founder and Board Member Emeritus, also shared her support for the new CEO, saying, “Having been part of McKinney Education Foundation for over 30 years, I am thrilled to see the appointment of Sheila Marlow Due as CEO. Her passion for education and her proven track record in the nonprofit world make her an exceptional choice to guide the foundation. I have full confidence in Sheila’s ability to continue MEF’s legacy of empowering students and providing crucial support to the educational community.”

Sheila Marlow Due’s appointment comes at a pivotal moment for the McKinney Education Foundation, as the organization seeks to expand its reach and make an even greater impact on the lives of McKinney ISD students. As CEO, Due will lead MEF in its efforts to develop innovative programs, enhance scholarship opportunities, and forge strategic partnerships with local businesses and community leaders.

“I am honored and excited to step into the role of CEO at the McKinney Education Foundation,” said Sheila Marlow Due. “Education is a powerful catalyst for change, and I am committed to building upon MEF’s strong foundation to create transformative opportunities for our students and educators. With the support of the board, staff, and the entire McKinney community, I am confident that together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.”

About McKinney Education Foundation:
The McKinney Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization passionately dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for students and educators within the McKinney Independent School District. Through a diverse range of programs and initiatives, MEF actively cultivates academic excellence, fosters creativity, and extends scholarships to deserving students, empowering them to unlock their full potential and become successful individuals prepared to make a positive impact in our community.

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Sheila Marlow Due — McKinney Education Foundation Chief Executive Officer

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