Wanda Y. Correa

Senior Development Officer | Hartford Foundation for Public Giving


Wanda Y. Correa is senior development officer for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation of Connecticut’s greater Hartford region. With a focus on engagement and outreach to the diverse community that makes up the region, Ms. Correa works with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations to help them define and fulfill their philanthropic goals. Ms. Correa is the staff liaison for the Hartford Foundation’s Latino Endowment Fund and led the efforts that resulted in the establishment of the Black Giving Circle Fund. She is co-leading the development and implementation of the Hartford Foundation’s recently established Greater Together Community Funds, a program of town-based participatory grantmaking funds that promote civic engagement by allowing town residents to decide how grant dollars will be used in their communities.

Prior to working at the Hartford Foundation, Ms. Correa served as director of the region’s largest community leadership development program focusing on collaborative leadership and social responsibility, and led various nonprofit and municipal initiatives in the Hartford region. Before relocating to Connecticut, Ms. Correa worked for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia City Council and Congressman Charles B. Rangel in Washington, D.C.

A staunch advocate and practitioner of community service, Ms. Correa has been a member of various nonprofit, academic and municipal boards and has been recognized for her leadership and service. Ms. Correa received her juris doctorate degree from American University, Washington College of Law, and her bachelors degree from Ithaca College.