Cecilia Garza

Cecilia Garza directs the Donor Initiatives & President's Fund at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, where she has worked since 2009.  She supports Wellspring’s donors, next gen donors, and leadership with the incubation and launch of new philanthropic initiatives, and supports multi-issue philanthropic interests, including women’s empowerment, civic engagement, leadership development , etc.  With over 20 years of experience in human rights and 13 years in philanthropy, Cecilia has a track record with strategic planning and implementation, grantmaking experience in the U.S. and internationally, and across various operational functions in philanthropy, etc.  Cecilia served as the Chief Operating Officer at Perspective Fund, a grantmaking initiative that funds and partners with impact-oriented media makers and held several positions with international organizations and nonprofits in New York, including Human Rights Watch, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, and the United Nations. Prior to moving to the U.S., Cecilia worked at the Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos de Aguascalientes in her home-country -- México. Cecilia is a 2018 alumna of Hispanics in Philanthropy's Líderes Fellowship.  She holds a BA in International Relations from Universidad del Valle de México, and an MA in International Relations from New York University. A native Spanish speaker, Cecilia is fluent in English, and speaks some Portuguese.