Adiee’s role: As a Program Manager on the Community Impact team, I provide support for all elements of the Foundation’s programming, primarily serving as lead of the Hispanic Impact Fund (HIF) – a signature program of ACF, focused on supporting the economic security and advancement of Hispanic Central Texans.
What brought Adiee to the Foundation: With my background in nonprofit work I knew I wanted to play a role that connects Austin’s philanthropic community with the organizations and groups who serve others on a daily basis. Being both Hispanic and a native Texan, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work alongside ACF in advancing Latino Futures here in Austin through the HIF.
What Adiee did before: I grew up watching my mom give her time and heart to her work as a social worker and knew that I wanted a career that improved the lives of others. As a student at Texas A&M I studied Sociology and Psychology and for the last six years I worked at the Central Texas Food Bank managing the Community Engagement Team. I served as a connector for individuals and groups willing to give their time, talents and financial gifts to support our Central Texas neighbors facing hunger insecurity. Through my role I was continually inspired and encouraged by the enormous generosity of the Austin community.
Adiee’s favorite things to do in Central Texas: When I’m not walking my dog, Sam, or spoiling my niece, you can find me sipping on a Diet Dr. Pepper and watching a good documentary!