SHPE HIRES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS, ANABEL EVORA
Los Angeles, CA – SHPE has added seasoned philanthropy advisor Anabel Evora to the executive team. As the Vice President, Business Development and External Relations, Anabel is responsible for increasing and diversifying SHPE’s revenue. She will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive and strategic fundraising and revenue growth plan that will fully support the organization’s mission.
Anabel joins us from her most recent role as Senior Director of Development for The Everglades Foundation where she created and orchestrated one of the most significant partnerships in the organization’s history to advance environmental education.
Before The Everglades Foundation, Anabel worked as Campaign Director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society where she coached 14 of Fort Lauderdale’s most influential business and community leaders to raise funds for blood cancer research. During her record-breaking 10-week campaign, Anabel secured the most diverse and largest number of candidates who raised more than half a million dollars – an 18% percent year-over-year growth for their South Florida Chapter.
Anabel also played a major role as Chief Philanthropy Officer for Remote Area Medical (RAM), the nation’s largest non-governmental agency that operates mobile medical clinics to deliver free dental, vision, and medical services to hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children worldwide. During her time at RAM, Anabel was instrumental in creating and implementing fundraising and communications efforts that significantly increase its revenue from $2.6 to $4.1 million in 18 months. She also helped secure national media coverage with The New York Times, The Washington Post, and TIME Magazine – all while increasing RAM’s donor database with 3,000 new supporters.
Anabel began her career in 1990 when she created and organized Aid-a-thon, a five-hour dance marathon to benefit the AIDS Foundation of Houston in Texas. The event was coined as “the single most successful event of the year.” Because of her efforts, Anabel was recognized as a major contributor in the fight against AIDS with AFH’s Wall of Honor Award.
Subsequently, she worked at the White House during Bill Clinton’s Administration and the Human Rights Campaign, the largest political lobbying group in Washington, D.C. She has a Master of Science in Fundraising and Grant-making from New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Marketing.
Anabel has appeared on CNN En Español, GenTV, AmericaTeVE and other local and national news media outlets. A native from Puerto Rico and of Cuban descent, Anabel spends her spare time as an intuitive, abstract painter. She is currently a board member for Businesses for the Arts in Broward County, a member of Hispanics in Philanthropy, and has served as Advisory Board Member for Latina SHARE Breast Cancer Support.
Anabel’s passion for the craft of fundraising is rooted in her inner drive to be a vehicle by which other people can contribute to humanity and the planet. Her fundraising philosophy is, “Authenticity is at the core of building powerful relationships. It is a trait we must have if we want to help advance ideas for the greater good of humanity.”
CEO Raquel Tamez says about the role and the selection of Anabel, “Over the past few years, SHPE has broken records in membership, event attendance, corporate sponsorship, stakeholder engagement, and the organization is poised to ascend to the next level as the premier professional society for Hispanics in STEM. Anabel’s proven success in building a culture of philanthropy and fundraising excellence is exactly what we need.”
SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) is a nonprofit organization serving and advancing Hispanics in STEM. With more than 13,000 student and professional members, SHPE’s mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. To accomplish this, SHPE provides a variety of programming, services, resources, and events, including hosting the largest Hispanic STEM convention in the nation. For more information, visit http://shpe.org.