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As First Lady of Texas, Laura Bush promoted the Rainbow Room concept, and thanks to her leadership, there is now a Rainbow Room in every Texas county. The Rainbow Room of Rockwall County was established in 1999. 

We are a working board of volunteers. We have no paid staff, no building expense, and very little operating expense, so that 98% of every dollar donated to us goes directly to the children. 

ABOUT US

As First Lady of Texas, Laura Bush promoted the Rainbow Room concept, and thanks to her leadership, there is now a Rainbow Room in every Texas county. The Rainbow Room of Rockwall County was established in 1999. 

Our mission is to ensure all Rockwall County children who have been abused or neglected, and require the intervention or engagement of Child Protective Services, are supported, by providing for their immediate, on-going, and essential physical and emotional needs.

We are a working board of volunteers. We have no paid staff, no building expense, and very little operating expense, so that 98% of every dollar donated to us goes directly to the children. 

Board of Directors

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Carol Miskin

Board President

Carol has served twenty years as a volunteer and Board Member with the Rainbow Room. Carol has been an Emergency Shopper since the first day and is currently serving as the Board President for the second time. 

Carol previously was a Breeding Manager for an Arabian Horse Farm and her hobbies include quilting, knitting, gardening, reading and having fun being a Grandma!

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Kim Pior

Secretary

Kim has served two years as a Board Member with the Rainbow Room and currently serves as the Secretary.
Kim has career experience as an Engineered Wood Technical Representative and in her free time, she enjoys reading, walking her dog, Willow, and 5k events! Kim loves volunteering with the Rainbow Room and knowing that the services are going towards kids who really need support. 
A fun fact: Kim is from Canada and is married, with two children, who are both attending UNT in Denton.

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Julie Bassett

Treasurer

Julie has served two and a half years as a Board Member with the Rainbow Room and currently serves as the Treasurer. 

Julie retired from a 36-year career as a bookkeeper for sole proprietorships and small businesses, as well as various accounting positions with commercial real estate developers, Trammell Crow Company, RM Crow Company and CBRE, as well as residential real estate management companies, Riverstone Residential and Greystar.

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Jerry Welch

Vice President, Community Relations

Jerry has served five years as a volunteer and Board Member with the Rainbow Room. Jerry currently serves as the Vice President of Community Relations. 

Jerry has 30+ years' experience in Telecommuting, retired in 2007 and started his own Real Estate career. Jerry serves as Commissioner on the Rockwall Planning & Zoning Commission, he is a Rockwall Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and a member of the Rockwall Noon Rotary.

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Cindy O'Reilly

VP - Projects

Cindy recently joined the Rainbow Room board of directors in 2023 as VP - Projects
and is looking forward to helping the organization in any way.

She previously worked as a Director for Raytheon and retired after 33 years. She is married and enjoys spending time with her 4 grandchildren, gardening and taking care of her 3 spoiled dogs.

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Beth Johnson

Board Member

Beth  is a relatively new Rainbow Room Board Member and is looking forward to being a part of such a great organization to support and provide for children in Crisis.  She has a passion to serve and has volunteered for many children and senior organizations over the past 20 years.  In addition, has held several board positions over her 35-year career.

 

Beth is senior vice president at Frost Bank where she holds dual positions as a community leader in Rockwall and as a relationship manager for commercial banking. 

 

She has been married for 23 years, has two children; boy and girl, two grandboys, and lovely Pup named Olive.

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