Chief Development Officer
Angela has more than two decades of nonprofit fundraising experience, with particular emphasis on Major Gifts and donor stewardship. After graduating The University of Texas at Austin, Angela joined a Houston-based task force communicating progress of the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup. Looking to move out of the ‘crisis business’ and into the nonprofit arena, she joined the United Way of Miami-Dade in 1992…just in time for Hurricane Andrew, the most powerful hurricane to ever hit South Florida. Then came the highly-publicized scandal involving the national United Way CEO: the Miami chapter was the only one in the system that actually increased giving that year. She moved on to spearhead the first ever “Young Leaders” program in the United Way system, then focused on Major Gifts and Planned Giving before wrapping up her 8 years with the organization. Angela became the Executive Director of the LCCC Foundation, a community college foundation in Cheyenne, WY, and returned to Austin in 2009 where she had served with St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and local startup, Rallyhood, before joining SAFE in 2014.
She believes that the health of a community is reflected in the health of its families. So it’s not surprising that a great day for Angela is when she can spend time with family AND meet with someone who makes a gift to support the work of SAFE.
Angela Recommends Reading: Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon, Ph. D.