LISA CANTU-PARKS, VICE PRESIDENT of PHILANTHROPY
Lisa Cantu-Parks is vice president of philanthropy at Refugees International. She is responsible for leading fundraising efforts with individual donors, corporations and foundations, special and community events, and planned giving for the organization.
For more than 16 years, Cantu-Parks has been dedicated to non-profit fundraising, having directed major gift fundraising for the Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care at Children’s National Health System and having served most recently as director of leadership gifts at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Cantu-Parks has participated in three major and unprecedented capital campaigns which totaled $75 million for Catholic Charities, and over $300 million and $500 million for Children’s National.
Lisa holds a Master’s in public administration and a B.A. in communications from James Madison University.