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Elizabeth Darling Confirmed by U.S. Senate as Commissioner of the Administration of Children, Youth and Families
11 SEP 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX – Elizabeth Darling, President & CEO of OneStar Foundation, was confirmed yesterday by the United States Senate to be the Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services based in Washington, D.C. In this role, Ms. Darling will oversee the $18 billion portfolio of programming related to child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, youth development, adoption, runaway and homeless youth, teen pregnancy prevention, and family violence prevention.
 
Ms. Darling was nominated to the role by President Donald J. Trump in March 2018 and was re-nominated in January 2019. Following her confirmation by the Senate, Ms. Darling will leave OneStar and begin her new role at ACYF upon her formal commission by the President and subsequent swearing-in.  
 
The President & CEO of OneStar Foundation is a position appointed by the Governor of Texas, and announcements regarding new leadership will be forthcoming. To ensure a smooth transition, Chris Bugbee, OneStar’s Chief Operating Officer, will serve as acting President & CEO upon Ms. Darling’s departure.

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OneStar Foundation was created to support the State of Texas by strengthening the nonprofit sector, encouraging civic engagement through service and volunteering, promoting innovative strategies to address local issues, and facilitating public-private partnerships to expand the reach of the sector. OneStar Foundation is the Governor-designated National Service Commission in Texas and administers the AmeriCorps State grant program. OneStar is also home to Texas’ Faith-Based and Community Initiative. OneStar Foundation connects partners and resources to build a stronger nonprofit sector in Texas. Learn more at onestarfoundation.org.

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