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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrating our Valuable Cultures and Contributions Through the Lens of Advocacy and Fundraising
September 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
The rich multi-culturalism of the Latino & Hispanic cultures has contributed immensely to our society. We will examine this cultural intersection to better foster philanthropy based on genuine relationship building & avoid the pitfalls of transactional philanthropy.
Edna Meza Aguirre (she/her/ella) JD, CFRE
A first-generation Tucson native, Edna is fluently bilingual and bicultural. She received her B.A. from the University of Arizona and law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. Edna self identifies as BIPOC/Latinx and she is governed by the tenet that representation is crucial. She brings a unique background of law, teaching, political and not for profit fundraising to her career. Edna is with the Arizona Center for Women’s Advancement, the first think tank by and for Arizona Women, providing information and advocacy to women working to improve their communities.
She serves on the board of the Southern Arizona Chapter of Fundraising Professionals as the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Professional Executive) chair where she conducts a course for the CFRE exam; & previously served on the board as National Philanthropy Day co-chair (2013) and chair (2014). She proudly serves on the board of the University of Arizona Consortium on Gender Based Violence.
Edna also teaches International Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as the Deposition collaborative course at the University of Arizona Rogers School of Law.
Edna has previously volunteered for Lawyers for Literacy, the Banner Hospital neo-natal unit and the Sun Sounds Radio, as a bi-lingual on-air volunteer, reading to the visually impaired.
Thank you to our September Sponsor