Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund

Donate now to support the families and communities affected by the Panhandle and South Plains wildfires in February 2024. The Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund is administered locally by Amarillo Area Foundation.

Betty Jo Schafer

Senior Grants Officer—AmeriCorps Texas

Betty Jo Schafer serves as a Senior Grants Officer and supports the development and implementation of the AmeriCorps Texas grants portfolio at OneStar. Betty Jo has served in various social work settings—particularly with adult homeless, substance use-disordered, and criminal justice system-involved populations—and has spent many years volunteering with military families across the country. Before shifting her career into social work, she was employed with an environmental legislative advocacy nonprofit in Anchorage, Alaska, working in communications. Betty Jo received her Associate of Science of Business Administration degree in Indiana, her Bachelor of Social Work degree from The University of Texas at El Paso, and her Master of Science of Social Work degree, with a concentration in administration and policy practice, from The University of Texas at Austin. When she isn’t working, Betty Jo loves to volunteer and spend time with her two children.

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