Daniela Velez

Daniela Velez

Hopewell Junction / Dutchess County

I’m Daniela, a fundraising professional and artist. As the owner of Wild Hudson Studio, I create original art and home goods. I combine my creativity with my expertise in nonprofit development to support changemakers and build community.

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Hi! I'm Daniela and I'm a development and fundraising professional dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations working at the intersections of the arts and social justice. I have background in institutional giving and government relations, and I am a Certified Fund Raising Executive. I have secured grants from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Ford Foundation, and more. I've worked for and with organizations including the Jacob Burns Films Center, Superhero Clubhouse, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, The Art Effect, the Center for Artistic Activism, Tide Film Festival, and the Young Black Lawyers' Organizing Coaltion. I've also served on several speaking and funding panels. I'm also an artist and own a small business called Wild Hudson Studio. I have a BA in English: Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz and an AS in Accounting and Business Management from Dutchess Community College.

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