Luigi manages budgeting and supports program planning and operations for the Fund’s work to strengthen nonprofit leadership and fundraising.
Luigi is a key member of the Haas Leadership Initiatives team, which carries out the Fund’s efforts to help social-sector leaders develop skills and grow their networks so they can be more successful. As Program and Finance Manager, he is responsible for budgeting, program planning and administrative operations for the Flexible Leadership Awards program, as well as the Fund’s efforts to support and strengthen nonprofit fundraising, among other activities.
Luigi has a passion for applying his skills in data analysis, project management, and program design to the urgent work of expanding opportunity and tackling tough social problems. Before moving to the Bay Area in 2017, he worked for several years with New York Cares, which mobilizes volunteers to address issues from poverty and hunger to homelessness. Luigi’s responsibilities with New York Cares included managing the organization’s funding relationships with corporate funders, overseeing volunteer service projects, and managing project budgets.
Luigi subsequently worked as a program manager with #YesWeCode, a Bay Area initiative aimed at helping 100,000 young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find jobs and success in the tech sector. While working with #YesWeCode, Luigi developed external partnerships and engagement strategies and managed the organization’s digital communications channels.
Luigi’s parents emigrated to Italy from China, and the family subsequently moved to New York City when Luigi was a young child. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Dickinson College and a master’s of public administration in policy analysis and evaluation from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College in New York.
The Haas, Jr. Fund’s nonprofit partners are doing amazing work tackling tough issues from education to civil rights. It’s an honor to be part of the Fund’s efforts to help nonprofits develop their leadership and strengthen their organizations so they can succeed.