Amalia Luxardo

Chief Executive Officer | Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona


Amalia Luxardo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona (WFSA). Her academic and professional careers have been dedicated to social, economic, racial, and gender issues, working with higher education institutions, private firms, local nonprofits, and the U.S. Department of State. Prior to joining WFSA, Luxardo worked at the Florence Project as their Director of Philanthropy.

Luxardo’s work as an advocate, a researcher, and policy advisor on immigrant rights and issues surrounding the socio-economic impact of immigrants in the community led to her being recognized as a Next Gen leader by Hispanics in Philanthropy. Luxardo earned her M.A. in International Relations and her PhD in International Conflict Analysis & Resolution. Her research and writing has been published widely.