We’re putting the spotlight on Aubrey Mancuso, our first ever Deputy Director at the Women’s Fund. Before joining the team, she was the Executive Director at Voices for Children in Nebraska advocating to improve policies that impact the lives of kids and families.
During her time at Voices for Children, she was part of successful efforts to expand access to affordable child care and food assistance and cap rates on predatory payday loans. She has also worked for former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and at a nonprofit providing supportive housing to people struggling with chronic homelessness in New York City.
We sat with Aubrey and asked her a few questions about her experience at the organization so far, and what she likes to do in her free time.
What’s your favorite part of working at the Women’s Fund so far?
Working with an amazing team!
Describe the Women’s Fund in three words?
Boldly empowering women.
Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
Omaha has an abundance of community resources which make solutions to the challenges we face feel more attainable. Also, lots of amazing restaurants!
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
I love spending quality time with my family and friends. I am also always on the lookout for new and unusual experiences or restaurants to try.
What’s one goal you hope to accomplish in the next year?
I hope I can find ways to add value to the amazing work that the Women’s Fund team is already doing.
What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever done?
When I lived in New York, I did temp work and did a lot of things for weeks or days that I probably never would have done otherwise. Some of the coolest experiences were spending a couple weeks at F.A.O. Schwartz putting on a puppet show and working for a few days at the main offices of Major League Baseball.
What are you listening to these days?
Mostly podcasts – a varied mix of nonprofit fundraising and management, parenting, news and crime shows.
If Hollywood made a movie about you, who would you like to see cast as you?