Hispanics in Philanthropy announced today that its board of trustees has unanimously chosen Ana Marie Argilagos as the organization’s president. Ana Marie, currently a senior advisor at the Ford Foundation, will succeed Diana Campoamor, HIP’s current president, on January 1, 2018.
Ana Marie has dedicated her life to public service through a successful career that spans the philanthropic, public, and nonprofit sectors. This combination of skills and experience made Ana Marie a standout among a strong pool of candidates. Her selection caps a year-long search process facilitated by a national executive search firm.
“After a thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have identified the best individual to assume leadership of HIP— a leader that will usher this organization into its next phase of growth and innovation. Ana Marie’s thoughtful and collaborative style, deep knowledge of the philanthropic sector, and policy expertise make her an immensely effective champion for social innovation, economic opportunity, and urban sustainability in the Latino communities we represent,” said Nelson I. Colón, HIP’s Board Chair. “Her skill set, experience, and passion for advancing equity make her the perfect leader to guide HIP successfully into the future.”
“For more than 30 years HIP has been a powerful advocate for investment in Latino leaders and communities,” said Ms. Argilagos. “I’m honored and grateful to the board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of creative, dedicated, and talented professionals. I am excited to build upon HIP’s long history of bringing people and organizations together. At this extraordinary moment in time for the Latino community, HIP’s mission of elevating our community’s voice while advancing equity is critical. I look forward to expanding HIP’s impact and influence to create more equitable and just communities in the Americas.”
Ana Marie succeeds Diana Campoamor, HIP’s visionary leader of 27 years, who retires this September. From September to December 2017, Gracia Goya, HIP’s executive vice president, will serve as interim president.
“HIP has always been fearless under Diana’s leadership,” said Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. “I have great expectations for the organization under Ana Marie, who has been an incredible asset to us at Ford.”
Prior to her role at the Ford Foundation, Ana Marie served as deputy chief of staff and deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). While there, she created the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation (IPI) to deepen and scale collaboration between the public and philanthropic sectors. She has also served in leadership roles at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), and Ayuda, a community-based legal clinic serving immigrants in Washington, D.C. Ana Marie has served on national and international boards including the Foundation Center, UN Habitat, OECD and World Economic Forum.
Ana Marie is married and has a daughter. She received her master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and her bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University.
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is a California-based nonprofit that invests in Latino leaders and communities to build a more prosperous and vibrant America and Latin America. HIP has a 30-year track record of supporting social entrepreneurs—leaders who find solutions, build communities, and who are the future. By partnering with foundations, corporations, and individuals, HIP addresses the most pressing issues facing Latinos today, and tomorrow.