Soroptimist Announces Angel Serrano, CFRE, as New Director of Development

Will help grow fundraising in support of global organization’s Dream Programs

October 2018
Contact: Darlene Friedman, Senior Director of Marketing Communications,

Philadelphia, PA—Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc.®, a global volunteer organization that economically improves the lives of women and girls by providing access to education, welcomes Angel Serrano as its new director of development.

In this position, Serrano is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring progress toward short- and long-term fundraising strategies including the annual fund, digital marketing, planned giving, and special campaigns to build SIA’s capacity for its economic impact.

Serrano comes to Soroptimist with a diverse nonprofit fundraising background. She previously served the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America as senior manager of both development and donor relations—where she managed direct marketing and fundraising campaigns, oversaw a computer conversion and CRM migration, managed special events, and conducted in-depth data analysis. Other experience includes stints with Manna and the Food Bank of South Jersey.

A graduate of Rutgers University’s School of Business, Serrano is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Soroptimist ( improves the lives of women and girls through the work of volunteers in 21 countries and territories. Its Soroptimist Dream Programs ensure women and girls have access to the education and training they need to reach their full potential. The Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women® provides cash grants for head-of-household women seeking to improve their lives with the help of education or training. Almost $35 million in awards has been disbursed to tens of thousands of women since the award-winning program began in 1972. Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls® provides girls with tangible strategies to accomplish their career goals. A 501(c)(3) organization that relies on charitable donations to support its programs, Soroptimist also powers®—an online community that offers volunteer opportunities in support of women and girls.



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