ALBUQUERQUE ― The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) and Foundation have announced Roberta Ricci as the new NHCC Foundation Director.
In this role, Ricci is tasked with overseeing, directing and implementing all facets of the NHCC Foundation’s operations; executing all fundraising efforts to support the NHCC Foundation’s operating expenses; and coordinating fundraising efforts to support the NHCC’s programs and operational needs, including capital campaigns, equipment needs, and staffing needs.
Ricci is currently the Director of Development for the Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) Foundation, focusing on raising over $2M to support student scholarships and programs throughout CNM. Prior to this role, she worked as the Senior Alumni Director for the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico (UNM), concentrating on community outreach through alumni engagement and career services that included a mentorship program and ways to build and strengthen relationships between industry and student programs. Ricci started her career in higher education as the Alumni Relations Officer for the UNM Alumni Association and worked at the university for more than eight years.
Ricci is a graduate of UNM where she has earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a Board Member of the Atrisco Companies, Advisory Council Member of the South Valley Economic Development Center, past-chair of the Hispanic Philanthropic Society through United Way of Central New Mexico and former Board Secretary of Nuestros Valores Charter High School. Ricci also has done volunteer work for the UNM Alumni Association’s Homecoming Committee, Lobo Living Room Committee and Scholarship Selection Committee.
Through these volunteer roles, she initiated a campus-wide community service program “Roll for the Cause” supporting the Ronald McDonald Charities of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Public Schools Homeless Project that was incorporated into UNM’s week-long Homecoming activities.