TITLE: Executive Director
FUNDING AREAS: Foster youth, juvenile justice system, youth development
CONTACT: (212) 687-6975
PROFILE: Leticia Peguero is Executive Director of the Andrus Family Fund. Her bio on the funder's website reads:
Leticia brings over 20 years of experience in social justice programming and philanthropy to her role at AFF. Leticia has dedicated her career to issues related to social equity for women and vulnerable young people with the goal of building capacity in traditionally underserved communities and organizations.
Before joining AFF, Leticia was the Regional Vice President at the Posse Foundation, where she managed Posse sites in Los Angeles, Boston and New Orleans, in addition to establishing its newest location in Houston, Texas.
Prior to her role at Posse, Leticia spent five years as the Deputy Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Local Funding Partnerships (LFP), where she worked with a team to oversee a $6.5 million portfolio that sourced community based innovation for traditionally marginalized communities.
Leticia is a graduate of one of the country’s top leadership development programs – the National Urban Fellows. Her intense fellowship experience included working in the Vulnerable Populations portfolio at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation while simultaneously attending graduate school. Leticia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and graduated with honors from the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College with a Masters in Public Administration.
In addition to her role at AFF, Leticia helps run Areytos Performance Works – a dance theatre company working at the crossroads of African-Caribbean forms, contemporary modern dance and performance art.