A strategic, visionary thinker, with a unique ability to bring people together around common concerns and common values, Angie Halamandaris has been engaged in the nonprofit world for more than 30 years. She is the Co-Founder and President of The Heart of America Foundation®, and was instrumental in helping develop Give Kids The World Village, a 75-acre resort for terminally ill children raising more than $10 million for that effort. She has also served as an advisor to The Caring Institute, The Frederick Douglass Museum, The Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, the National Capital Area Foundation of the March of Dimes, the DCPS Library Task Force, and the Weinberg Foundation Library Project.
Under Angie’s leadership, Heart of America has raised more than $57 million, touching the lives of over 1,235,000, providing underserved children with 4 million books and revitalizing over 345 school libraries, technology labs, cafeterias and other educational spaces. This effort is facilitated by strategic partnerships and lasting relationships with corporate partners, including Target, Capital One, FedEx, AbbVie, EcoMedia CBS, and other notable partners.
The innovative and successful non-profit/corporate partnerships Angie has created for The Heart of America Foundation has been featured on Oprah, The Ellen Show and other national media outlets. She is a strategic thinker with a focus on creating win-win cross sector relationships to benefit multiple stakeholders. Angie is a graduate of the 2009 class of the Leadership Greater Washington program and is featured in the 2015 book Break the ceiling touch the sky – Success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women.
Angie received her Bachelor’s from the University of Florida in 1986 and holds a certificate in leadership coaching from the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership. Angie is dedicated to the concept that coaching is both a business tool and a life tool. Her years of experience in management, leadership training, resource development, coaching and public speaking have helped inspire leaders to reach their full potential while maintaining a focus on work/life balance in their lives.
Angie lives in Crownsville, Maryland with her husband Bill and son Will.