Gabrielle Uballez serves as the Southwest Program Officer for Asset Funders Network (AFN). She is a nonprofit leader with over a decade of experience in organizational leadership, partnership development, and program design. In her role, Gabrielle manages the New Mexico region and develops national content, including as a lead for the Realizing Economic Justice initiative.
Before AFN, Gabrielle served as the Executive Director of Working Classroom, a creative youth development organization of which she is an alumnus. During her tenure she expanded the public art program, secured a 21st Century Community Learning Centers contract with the New Mexico Public Education Department, and formed new collaborations with non-arts-sector partners focused on family asset building. She formerly served as the Special Projects Associate at the Studio Museum in Harlem where she organized trustee and donor relations and fundraising initiatives.
In 2019 Gabrielle joined the ACLU of New Mexico’s board and in 2021 was elected to the ACLU national board as the New Mexico Affiliate representative. In 2018, Mayor Timothy Keller appointed her to the City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund committee where she was elected chairperson and led dialogue and action toward equitable access to public funding for underserved communities and COVID relief funding. She has served as a repeat grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and a creative placemaking consultant for LISC. In 2016, she was named one of Albuquerque Business First 40 under 40, as well as received the New Mexico Association of Fundraising Professionals Emerging Leader award.
Gabrielle earned her Bachelors of Arts from Pomona College, a certificate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders, was a 2021 Academy for the Love of Learning fellow, and a member of the 2019 class of the Fourth Quadrant Partners Emergent Learning cohort. She resides in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband and three small children.