Amalia Luxardo

Chief Executive Officer

By way of Florida and Argentina, Amalia is proud to call Arizona home. As the daughter of immigrant parents, her academic and professional careers have been dedicated to social, economic, racial, and gender issues.

Early in her career, Amalia served the broader Hispanic/Latino community in Washington, DC, where she advanced access to justice for minorities. She worked with higher education institutions, private firms, local nonprofits, and the U.S. Department of State as a researcher and policy advisor on immigrant rights and issues surrounding the socio-economic impact of immigrants in the community. Amalia’s research and writing was published widely and is a resource for the national administration’s staff.

Prior to joining WFSA, Amalia worked at the Florence Project as their Director of Philanthropy. In 2018 alone, Amalia helped raise more than six million dollars in funds in response to the family separation crisis and nearly doubled the organization’s programmatic budget. As a result, Amalia was recognized as a Next Gen leader by Hispanics in Philanthropy and is currently part of a movement to create new and equitable philanthropy for people of color.

As WFSA’s CEO, Amalia provides strategic leadership in community engagement, mobilizing key stakeholders in advocacy and public policy, and securing financial resources to increase the sustainability and growth of the organization.