New President Signals Exciting New Chapter for HIP

Argilagos to embark on a months-long listening and learning tour across the U.S. and Mexico

Oakland, CA – Ana Marie Argilagos, the social sector leader recently tapped as the new president of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), announced on her first day with the organization a “listening and learning” tour across the United States and Mexico. Assuming her new role, Argilagos signaled that the current political moment calls upon the Latino community to embark upon a new chapter of philanthropy. “In this moment of global uncertainty, I believe that Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America must channel our culture of generosity into a new type of philanthropy. Imagine the possibilities— by taking just a fraction of the $1.4 trillion buying power of Latinos in the U.S. and investing it back into our community, we can support efforts to affirm our accomplishments, close the gaps of inequity that hold us back, and put our young people on a pathway to success,” said Argilagos. “This could not be more timely, as we learned that 200,000 of our Salvadoran brothers and sisters will be forced to leave their homes in the U.S. next year. And the future of our immigrant communities from Haiti, Nicaragua, Honduras, and our Dreamers is still uncertain. Now more than ever, we must create a new generation of philanthropy that is led by and cultivated for our community.” Argilagos brings to HIP her experience spearheading equity and social justice work at major philanthropic institutions such as the Ford Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and working at the intersection of the public and philanthropic sectors as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Argilagos was unanimously chosen by the HIP board in the summer of 2017 to succeed Diana Campoamor as the organization’s president. “I am deeply grateful to HIP’s founders for recognizing the need to establish an institution dedicated to philanthropy in the Latino community; to former president Diana Campoamor for her 27 years of visionary leadership; and to the board of trustees for their support and the faith they have placed in me to lead this organization into the future,” said Argilagos. “Together, they built HIP into what it is today: the central hub for philanthropic investing, connecting, and giving in the Latino community.” This week, Argilagos kicks off a months-long tour that will include cities across the United States, the island of Puerto Rico, and a stop in Mexico City. Throughout the tour, Argilagos will be connecting with philanthropic, business, and community leaders about the opportunities and challenges facing the Latino community and how HIP can lead the way in promoting a new wave of philanthropy that promotes a more equitable future. “I look forward to discussing the most pressing challenges facing Latino communities across North America, and hearing people’s thoughts on how to overcome them,” said Argilagos. “I hope to spark a dialogue about the most effective way for HIP to fulfill our mission of mobilizing a new generation of philanthropy, guided by the goal of making a meaningful, measurable impact on the future of our community.” Argilagos’ tour will include the following cities: Albuquerque, NM Atlanta, GA Boston, MA Chicago, IL Denver, CO Greensboro, NC Houston, TX Los Angeles, CA Mexico City, MX Miami, FL New York, NY Oakland, CA Orlando, FL Philadelphia, PA Phoenix, AZ Providence, RI San Diego, CA San Francisco/Silicon Valley, CA San Juan, PR Seattle, WA Washington, DC To join HIP’s new president on her upcoming tour, follow on Twitter (@AM_Argilagos and @BeHIPGive), Facebook, and Instagram. To learn more about specific stops along the tour or request an appearance, contact Nancy Santiago-Negron at For interviews and other media requests, contact Sonia Melendez Reyes at
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) partners with foundations and philanthropists to make impactful investments in Latino leaders and communities across the Americas. HIP has a 30-year track record of supporting social entrepreneurs and philanthropists working to address the most pressing issues and finding the most promising innovations for the Latino community. By partnering with foundations, corporations, and individuals, HIP is building a more prosperous, vibrant, and inclusive society for all.