Gabrielle Uballez serves as the Southwest Program Officer for Asset Funders Network. She is a nonprofit leader with over a decade of experience in organizational leadership, partnership development, and program design. Prior to joining 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.
In addition to her work with AFN, Gabrielle consults for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture in the areas of national organizing initiatives, strategic planning, and partnership development. She formerly served as the Special Projects Associate at the Studio Museum in Harlem where she organized trustee and donor relations and fundraising initiatives.
Gabrielle is an active member of the Western Arts Alliance Emerging Leaders of Color Program and national arts advocacy initiative; a 2016 graduate of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Institute; served as a two-time grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts; and was appointed to the City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund board. In 2016 she was named one of Albuquerque Business First’s 40 under 40 as well as received the New Mexico Association of Fundraising Professionals Emerging Leader award.
Gabrielle earned her B.A. from Pomona College, a certificate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders and is a member of the 2019 class of the Fourth Quadrant Partners Emergent Learning cohort.