Hispanic Federation Board of Directors Names Frankie Miranda as President and CEO

December 19, 2019 (New York, NY) – The Board of Directors of Hispanic Federation announced today that long-time Executive Vice President Frankie Miranda has been named President and CEO of the Hispanic Federation. José Calderón stepped down from his post to focus on his personal health and family well-being after ably leading the Federation for nearly eight years.

“For almost a decade as President, José dedicated himself to building Hispanic Federation into one of the nation’s leading Latino civil rights organizations. We’re grateful for José’s leadership and service. With Frankie as our new President and CEO, the Federation is well positioned for continued growth and success in the years to come. We are in great and capable hands as we enter our 30th year of service to the Latino community,” said Hispanic Federation Board Chair, Nathalie Rayes.

Hispanic Federation’s incoming President Frankie Miranda said, “This is a bittersweet moment for me because I have been very lucky to work beside José, my friend and mentor, for nearly two decades; he will be essential in the transition. I take very seriously the faith and confidence that the Board of Directors has placed in me. Assuming the leadership of President and CEO and leading the remarkable women and men who work here, is something that I do with great humility and hope. I look forward to meeting with our partners, supporters and affiliate Latino nonprofits in the coming weeks and months to share my vision for Hispanic Federation and the essential work we have ahead to advance our shared agenda.”

“To work with the remarkable people who make up the Hispanic Federation – its board, staff, affiliate executive directors, and donors – has been one of the greatest privileges of my lifetime. When you love this organization as I do, it requires that you give your everything. Unfortunately, health and personal considerations make it impossible for me to give the time and energy needed to continue to lead the Federation. However, I take great comfort in handing over the reins of the Federation, when the organization is stronger than it has ever been, organizationally and financially. And I cannot imagine a better and more committed leader than Frankie Miranda to be at the helm during the next chapter of the Federation’s celebrated history,” said José Calderón.

Over the past few years, the Federation has become an organization with national influence and reach. With satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Puerto Rico and North Carolina, and others under consideration, the Federation is poised like never before to fulfill its mission to empower and advance the Hispanic community. Critical to this work is its unprecedented financial strength. The organization’s fundraising revenue has grown sharply to $22M in 2019, a more than five-fold increase since 2012. This year, the organization awarded $10M in grants to Latino nonprofits, the largest total in its history. By continuing to work with our valued partners, the Federation’s best days are yet to come.