Associate, Corporate & Foundation Giving
Abril Peña supports the Development Team at Echoing Green to reach their fundraising goals as the Associate of Corporate & Foundation Giving.
Prior to this role, Abril worked at JPMorgan Chase as the Analyst for Community Engagement. For six years, Abril served as an intern, a program associate, and later the National Engagement Coordinator at Virtual Enterprises International (VE), a national business education program of which she is an alum. During her time at VE, Abril engaged corporate and college partners, volunteers, and alumni in activities/events tailored to prepare high school and middle school students for career success.
While obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in Sociology at Baruch College, Abril spent a semester working in Germany as an Event & Marketing Specialist for PEN Worldwide, a network of educational organizations delivering training in business and entrepreneurship skills.
Abril is an advocate for youth, access to education, racial and gender equity, and financial literacy. She continues to volunteer as an alum, speaker, and mentor at VE and Minds Matter NYC.