True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial drive to create opportunities.
Ana Marie Argilagos embodies these competencies in spades. Ana Marie is the President and CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), a transnational network of foundations and philanthropists that make impactful investments in the Latino community in the U.S. and across Latin America. She is guiding HIP with a bold vision: to usher in a new generation of philanthropy that is for, by, and about the Latino community. Ana Marie has paved the way for a new era to democratize philanthropy.
She is an entrepreneurial thinker bridging diverse agendas with a track record of working within the philanthropic, public, and nonprofit sectors. From the Ford Foundation, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Unidos US, the Annie E. Casey Foundation to HIP, she has led with her thoughtful curiosity to bridge diverse agendas.
In this episode, Ana Marie shares her career journey and the importance of being open to opportunity and how her openness and willingness to veer away from a roadmap, led her to the exciting and fulfilling work of philanthropy.
[02:37] Ana Marie’s journey
[05:11] Gaining clarity on your career path
[11:10] Building influential relationships
[13:57] Identifying mentors and sponsors
[16:27] Overcoming fears and limiting beliefs
[19:38] Goal setting and execution
[22:46] Sharing your compelling story to gain advocacy
[25:49] Hispanics in Philanthropy
“Have direction, but don't have a roadmap that is so defined that you actually put blinders on yourself, because you might miss some of the opportunities.” – Ana Marie Argilagos
“To disrupt, to reimagine, and rebuild, we need to build a system that listens to those with a lived experience.” - Ana Marie Argilagos
“Trust is key in collective problem solving.” – Ana Marie Argilagos
As President and CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) - a network of foundations and philanthropists that makes impactful investments in the Latinx community in the U.S. and across Latin America - Ana Marie has paved the way for a new era to democratize philanthropy. From the Ford Foundation, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Unidos US, to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, she has led with her thoughtful curiosity to bridge diverse agendas. Ana Marie’s trajectory is a testament to her entrepreneurial spirit that seeks to center Latinx voices and leadership. She currently resides in Washington, DC with her husband Rodger and cat Alfie.
HIP’s Mackenzie Scott gift: https://hiponline.org/mackenzie-scott-gifts-15m-to-hispanics-in-philanthropy/