Alfalit International Inc., a Miami-based nonprofit organization committed to promoting literacy and education across the globe, has announced it has hired Raquel Hickey as its new director of development.
In this capacity, Hickey will be responsible for cultivating local support for the organization, spearheading fundraising activities and working alongside the organization’s board of directors to establish and implement community initiatives and events.
Hickey has been deeply involved in many community organizations in Miami over the past 25 years, including: board member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, foundation chair of the Rotary Club of South Miami, volunteer coordinator for the South Miami Rotary Art Festival, and co-chair of the 2015 South Miami Hospital Mercury Ball.
“Raquel’s deep involvement in the community and extensive professional experience, made her an ideal choice to lead our development efforts,” said Joseph Milton, chair of Alfalit International Inc. “She is a model citizen and a diligent advocate, always finding innovative ways to make a difference. We are confident that with her on board we will reach greater heights in our drive to grow literacy initiatives across the globe.”
Hickey has a thorough understanding of Alfalit International’s needs, having served as a board member for five years, where she held the position of executive committee member and secretary for the executive committee, prior to being named the director of development.
Before joining Alfalit International, Raquel had a 33-year banking and financial services career. She earned her Bankers Executive MBA from Nova Southeastern University in 1991 and her BA from the College of New Jersey formerly Trenton State College.
Alfalit International Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization founded in 1961. The organization focuses on promoting programs for literacy, basic education, early childhood development/preschool, health, nutrition, disease prevention, job and skills training and community development for disadvantaged populations in 24 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and the United States.