Rawaa Nancy Albilal, MSW
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Albilal brings to AAFSC her vast executive experience in organizational development, strategic planning, and in building community stakeholder collaboration initiatives. Prior to joining AAFSC, Nancy served as the Vice President for Development at the Foundation Center. At the Foundation Center, Ms. Albilal advanced the financial strategies for the organization, overseeing fundraising, performance evaluation, and outcomes. She was responsible for leading the charge in cultivating relationships with donors, and persuading grantmakers to join Foundation Center in its effort to strengthen under-resourced nonprofits and improve the well-being of vulnerable populations in their communities. Ms. Albilal joined the Foundation Center in early 2010.
Prior to her work at Foundation Center, Ms. Albilal served as director of social services at the Department of Child and Family Well-Being for the City of Newark, where she was responsible for strategic planning, resource development, and evaluation. She led the areas of health planning, research, evaluation, and funding for lead-free safe housing; and oversaw grantmaking for housing, community development, HIV/AIDS, environmental health, childcare, and nutrition. Ms. Albilal served as the department’s lead contributor to the recommendations and the plan articulation strategies behind the Children’s Bill of Rights. Previously, she was vice president for knowledge management, COO, and executive vice president for community impact for the United Way, serving mainly in New Jersey for 10 years. There she worked with community stakeholders to develop the organization’s signature programs for children and families, and led the charge in promoting the organization’s culture of performance excellence and philanthropy. Ms. Albilal served as a consultant and lecturer for Rutgers University teaching cultural diversity and inclusion. She is published in refereed journals, and has deep knowledge on issues of diversity, grantmaking, resource development, impact measures, and program design.