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Regen Horchow 

Regen Horchow chairs Early Matters Dallas and oversees its plan to reach 80 percent kindergarten readiness and 60 percent third-grade literacy in Dallas County by 2025. Early Matters Dallas is a broad-based coalition of business, civic, education, philanthropic and non-profit organizations and volunteers who are working together to raise awareness about the importance of high-quality early education for a strong economy. Horchow, who previously served as a member of the DCCCD Foundation’s board from 2001 to 2003, spent the previous 10 years leading the Zero to Five Funders Collaborative, an initiative that involves more than 30 Dallas-area foundations working together to make measurable progress toward school readiness in the Bachman Lake/Thomas Jefferson neighborhood.

Horchow, a Dallas native, started her career in early childhood education. She served as a member of the White House Fellows Selection Panel from 2014 to 2016 and graduated as a member of the Leadership Dallas class of 1991. She earned her bachelor’s degree in American studies/education from Yale University and her master’s degree in education from the University of North Texas.

She is the author of “Learning Exceptionalities and Other Related School Problems. Horchow is active in a number of community organizations and has received several honors and awards: the Junior League of Dallas Sustainer of the Year Award in 2014; the Dallas for Children Philanthropy Award in 2003 (which she accepted for the Horchow family); the Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council Community Leader Award in 2002; the Pi Beta Phi Unsung Angel Award in 2001; and the Hockaday Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year Award in 2001.