Frankie Andres has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and higher education. Frankie is a thought leader with diverse industry knowledge and demonstrated experience in organizational growth, communications, project management, and philanthropy. Additionally, Frankie has an extensive background in program development, donor relations, and public affairs. Early in her career, she enjoyed working for UNCF-member institution, Dillard University.
Frankie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications from the University of New Orleans. She also holds a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Indiana University School of Philanthropy, and a master’s degree from UNLV School of Public Policy and Leadership. Frankie is a member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), International Association of Business Communicators, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Women of Color in Philanthropy (WOC).
Frankie’s dedication to philanthropy reaches far beyond her position with UNCF. She is a longstanding advocate for higher education; has served on numerous community committees and was instrumental in helping develop a school-based program to help mentor at risk youth.