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The Resource Foundation is a U.S. nonprofit organization that helps donors support effective, locally-driven development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Founded in 1987, The Resource Foundation provides tailored advisory, consulting and grant ad... more.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Maria Eugenia VÃ¡squez - The Resource Foundation
President & CEO
Marcela Lopez-Macedonio - The Resource Foundation
President & CEO Marcela Lopez-Macedonio, Esq., is the President & CEO of The Resource Foundation, where she is responsible for its operation and management, including donor relations. Since 2000, Ms. Lopez-Macedonio held various positions at The Resource Foundation, including Deputy Executive Director, Senior Director of Philanthropy and Director of Communications. In these roles, she touched every aspect of the foundation's operation and had a tremendous impact in the way The Resource Foundation currently does business. Marcela has been responsible for overseeing The Resource Foundation's relationships with corporate donors, creating new marketing strategies, strengthening relationships with affiliate organizations, restructuring job functions in order to optimize organizational efficiency, and increasing The Resource Foundation's visibility on both national and international levels. Prior to joining The Resource Foundation, Marcela worked as an Attorney at the New York City law firm of Goldfarb, Abrandt, Salzman & Kutzin, where for over five years she assisted high net worth clients navigate complicated trust and estate issues and litigation. She often lectured on estate and tax planning and was published in the Practicing Law Institute's Trust and Estates publication and still found time to volunteer with The Resource Foundation. Marcela holds a Juris Doctor from New York Law School and B.A. degrees in Political Science and French from Rutgers University. She is fluent in English and Spanish, proficient in French, and has a basic understanding of Portuguese.
TRF to Host Regional Education and Gender Equity Seminar in Chile - The Resource Foundation
"The seminar builds upon the regional program's spirit of creating a practitioner network to address the most pressing educational issues in Latin America," said TRF Executive Director Marcela Lopez-Macedonio.
The Resource Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator - The Resource Foundation
"We are honored to once again receive Charity Navigator's 4-Star rating," states Marcela Lopez-Macedonio, Executive Director of TRF.
The Resource Foundation
New York, NY / Aug. 16, 2016 â€"The Resource Foundation (TRF) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Marcela Lopez-Macedonio, Esq., TRFâ€™s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Â Ms. Lopez-Macedonio succeeds Loren Finnell, TRFâ€™s founder and former President and CEO, who retired in December 2015 after 28 years... Read more »
New York, NY / Aug. 16, 2016 â€"The Resource Foundation (TRF) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Marcela Lopez-Macedonio, Esq., TRFâ€™s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Â Ms. Lopez-Macedonio succeeds Loren Finnell, TRFâ€™s founder and former President and CEO, who retired in December 2015 after 28 years of committed service to the organization. Michael Archer, TRF's Chairman and long standing member of the Foundation's Board of Directors, expressed his enthusiasm about Ms. Lopez-Macedonio's appointment to lead the organization, saying, "Marcela's remarkable track record at TRF and her passionate commitment to Latin America and the Caribbean makes her the obvious choice to lead The Resource Foundation." Ms. Lopez-Macedonio joined TRF 16 years ago, occupying various roles including Executive Director, where she oversaw all aspects of TRFâ€™s operations and developed and implemented its strategic plans and policies and current business model. Ms. Lopez-Macedonio has been an integral part in growing TRF; overseeing and strengthening TRFâ€™s relationships with donors and local partners, creating its market strategy, ensuring systems were in place to carefully monitor and assess the impact of programs and track assets, optimizing organizational efficiency and increasing TRFâ€™s visibility in the U.S. and abroad. Under her watchful eye, TRF achieved exponential growth over the past five years - generating sustainable and incremental support for projects addressing key issues facing communities across Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Quoted in publications such as The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, Marcela is a regular speaker on philanthropy strategies and best practices at international and national venues. Marcelaâ€˜s philanthropic, legal and tax planning background has made Marcela a trusted advisor to donors with philanthropic interests in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, regularly helping them define, craft and implement their charitable strategies.