Anna Villareal Sanchez
The National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation (NHCCF) and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) are excited to announce the selection of Anna Villareal Sanchez to serve as the new NHCC Foundation Director.
Sanchez will begin in her new post on June 29, and will succeed Interim Foundation Director Edward Lujan.
Sanchez has over a dozen years of experience in fundraising, marketing and community engagement, previously serving as the Senior Development Director of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) Foundation, a marketing manager for the City of Albuquerque and a Development and Communications Program Coordinator for the University of Arizona.
Sanchez has extensive experience in major gifts, endowments, grants, naming campaigns, marketing, volunteer outreach and membership programs. She also is incredibly well-known and respected in the New Mexico community, particularly due to her extensive involvement in local organizations, including the Hispano Philanthropic Society of the United Way of Central New Mexico, the Hispanic Women’s Council, Future Fund within the Albuquerque Community Foundation, and the New Mexico chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
“We were really excited by the caliber of candidates interested in this position, and focused our efforts on ensuring a rigorous and transparent selection process that included 15 members of the NHCC Foundation and NHCC staff and Boards. On paper and in person, Anna really impressed all of the interview panelists with her experience and passion,” NHCC Foundation Board Chairman Adrian Perez said.
“Anna’s experience in fundraising and community engagement, combined with her strong belief in the Hispanic community and her passion for the preservation and sharing of Hispanic culture make her an absolute perfect fit for this position. We are so excited to welcome her to the NHCC family,” NHCC Executive Director Rebecca Avitia said.
“Anna is a dynamic young woman and, as a founder and the current Interim NHCC Foundation Director, I am confident that the Foundation is being put in the best of hands,” Lujan said.