Kellie Burns-Franco

Director of Development


phone: 915-218-2646

Kellie is responsible for implementing a comprehensive community outreach and communications plan to increase awareness of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and our impact by working with donors and our region's partners.

As the daughter of a U.S. Army Veteran, Kellie moved often but claims El Paso as her home. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Texas Tech University and is pursuing her Master's in Public Administration. Kellie brings over 13 years of communications, marketing, and nonprofit experience to PdNCF. While studying at Texas Tech Kellie became a  member of Alpha Phi Sorority where she volunteered and learned the importance of philanthropy. After returning to El Paso she has held various roles in the public and nonprofit sectors and has gained a strong knowledge of our region and nonprofit community.

Kellie is a graduate of Leadership El Paso - Class 39, a member of the Junior League of El Paso, and serves as an advocate for the mental health community as a board member for NAMI El Paso. She is happily married to Efren Franco and a proud mother to Zoe and Max. Kellie is an avid runner away from work and enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, Sadie, Linus, and Domino.