Director of Foundation and Corporate Partnerships
Patricia Neri joined Para Los Niños in May 2020 and has 10+ years of experience working in policy, community relations and philanthropy. While in the public sector, she led policy reform, advocacy, and managed community development initiatives on behalf of low-income communities of color throughout California. In her previous role as Program Manager at The Walt Disney Company, she led the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts and philanthropic programs focusing on strategic philanthropy, communications, community engagement, and external partnerships (nonprofit, government, corporate).
A dual Anteater and Trojan, she holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Southern California.
An active member of the community, she mentors youth through her involvement with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and currently serves as an Executive Board Member of the USC Sol Price School’s Alumni Association. A native to Los Angeles, in her spare time you can find her visiting museums, art galleries, and performing arts venues.