Tracey Donoho Kozmetsky is a philanthropic leader and an active community volunteer. She is in her 22nd year of involvement with the Kozmetsky Family Foundation, formerly the RGK Foundation, an independent foundation that has awarded over 2,800 grants totaling over $93 million since 1966 to support projects all over the country in the areas of health, education, women’s advocacy, human services and community affairs. Additionally, Tracey serves on the board of directors of the Tory Burch Foundation, whose mission is to support the empowerment of women entrepreneurs by providing access to capital, education, and mentoring and networking opportunities. She recently joined the Highland Park Education Foundation board of directors and is an inactive member of the Crystal Charity Ball.
Tracey just completed her second six-year term on the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center board of trustees having served as both president and development chair during her tenure. In recognition of her dedication and service, the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center nominated Tracey for the North Star Award whereby she was selected as one of the top ten civic volunteers in Dallas. Tracey and her family also recently received the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Award for leadership and dedication to improving the lives of children.
Tracey served on the board of directors of Dallas Children’s Medical Center from 2011-2016, and she has been a trustee on their foundation board since 2005. She has been a member of multiple non-profit organizations and fundraising committees including the Junior League of Dallas, Cattle Baron’s Ball, Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, and dozens of initiatives at her children’s schools including serving as president of the PTA at Bradfield Elementary.
Tracey began her professional career in New York City at Women’s Wear Daily/Fairchild Publications. She gained experience in marketing and business development at Cosmair/L’Oréal Professionnel where she worked as the event and show coordinator and on the successful launch of the Kérastase product line. She continued her professional growth and development by starting her own public relations firm, Engelking Kozmetsky Communications.
Tracey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University where she was a member of Tri Delta and its chapter president her senior year. Tracey currently resides in Dallas with her husband, Aaron, and their three children – Jack (18), Will (17) and Claire (17.)