Llyas Salahud-din
 Vice President of Partnerships
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LLyas’s drive for philanthropy stems from being a foster kid for 15 years, which inspired him to become a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP).  LLyas is a 2013 Leadership Austin Essential Alum, a 2017 Austin Area Research Organization (AAROW) McBee Fellow, and in 2021, was awarded Austin Association of Fundraising Professional’s (AFP) Fundraiser of The Year.  Llyas’s first success at fundraising was with United Way in Greater San Antonio, where he worked as a Loaned Executive with a team that raised 44M for the community. Later in his career, he was instrumental in implementing a multi-year giving model for the End Youth Homelessness campaign at LifeWorks, and later at Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas.  Currently, LLyas’s strategies helped Texas Empowerment Academy implement a new Development Department, while also growing their fundraising from zero to a few million. He is also managing and wrapping up their 31M Capital Campaign, which will be the largest Education investment in the Austin, Texas African- American Community since 1881. LLyas has also helped to provide fundraising strategies to scale the United States Disabled Veterans Abroad (USDVA), an international nonprofit serving U.S. Veterans in Costa Rica.