Anabel Evora was ICIJ’s director of philanthropy from 2023 to March 2024. She is a seasoned fundraising professional who lives and breathes philanthropy.

Anabel has been instrumental in creating and implementing fundraising and communications efforts that increased annual revenue for national and local nonprofits as well as securing national media coverage with The New York Times, The Washington Post and TIME Magazine.

Anabel began her career in 1990 when she created and organized Aid-a-thon, a five-hour dance marathon to benefit the AIDS Foundation of Houston, in Houston, Texas. Since then, she has worked with nonprofit organizations of all sizes including Human Rights Campaign, Remote Area Medical, The Everglades Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and more.

She has a Master of Science in Fundraising and Grant-making from New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Marketing. Anabel has appeared on CNN, GenTV, AmericaTeVE and local and national news media outlets. A native from Puerto Rico and of Cuban descent, Anabel spends her spare time as an intuitive, abstract painter.

Her fundraising philosophy is: “Authenticity is at the core of building powerful relationships. It is a trait we must possess to help advance ideas for the greater good of humanity.”