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Cara Nichols

Rackspace Foundation
As Director of Community Affairs for Rackspace, Cara Nichols leads the department that helps extend Rackspace’s Fanatical Support mission to the community, which includes corporate giving, volunteerism and the Rackspace Foundation. She has developed Rackspace’s global signature events supporting the community, including the annual Week of Volunteering, Back to School Fair and the Holiday Hunger Awareness campaign, and manages the corporate brand as it relates to the various nonprofit organizations supported by Rackspace. Cara also serves as President of the Rackspace Foundation, an employee-funded nonprofit that supports out-of-school programs in the seven adopted schools around Rackspace’s corporate headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Under her direction, more than $7.5 million has been invested in the communities in which Rackspace operates, and more than 80,000 hours of time have been volunteered. Before coming to Rackspace, Cara was the editor of a high-end lifestyle magazine, and prior to that she was an elementary teacher. Cara has a Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Austin.

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