Senior Donor Advisor
Inspiration: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner
What working in this community means to me: “Working in this community provides me with the ability to create awareness and to give back to the underserved and socially, economically challenged communities from which I came. Everyone deserves to live their best life and I want to make people aware that there are opportunities to change circumstances.”
Tony joined Greater Twin Cities United Way as a Senior Donor Advisor in 2021. He loves to create and sustain strong trusting relationships with donors. His motto is: “Shake a hand. Make a friend.” Raising funds and informing donors about how they make a difference is rewarding and healing to the community.
Prior to joining the organization, Tony spent 14 years working at the American Red Cross, most recently as a Regional Philanthropy Officer. During his career with the Red Cross, he was also in corporate sales and served as a Community Program Director where he managed the Nursing Assistant Program, Emergency Medical Technician Program, Multicultural Outreach Program and Senior Transportation.
Tony lives in Stillwater, Minnesota with his wife Amy. They have four daughters. Tony serves as a member of the Washington County Community Corrections Advisory Board and spent eight years as a former member and chairperson for the City of Stillwater Human Rights Commission. In his free time, he is a public speaker on bias and stereotypes and avid basketball junkie that is well known for helping youth basketball programs in the community. He is also the author of a book titled “Time Bring About a Change.”