Islas joins fundraising team
Luis Islas, formerly of the Idaho Foodbank in Boise, is the Red Cross of Idaho and Montana’s new regional philanthropy officer.
“Luis has shown exceptional confidence and ability in fundraising,” said Bryce Sitter, chief development officer for Idaho and Montana. “He’s quickly grasped the Red Cross programs and is building relationships, which will ultimately help to secure resources for this important mission.”
Islas has had a passion for service work since he served as a Peace Corps education volunteer in Madagascar. During his time there, his projects ranged from malaria awareness and prevention, to a regional project called Hearts to Androy, which worked to gather books from all over the world to service one of the region’s only libraries.
His passion has since transitioned into the nonprofit sector domestically beginning with Idaho Foodbank, first as an AmeriCorps VISTA member focusing on volunteer recruitment and retention, and then as the development coordinator.
He has a master’s degree in business leadership from William Penn University, where he served as a graduate research assistant and was a triple major during his undergraduate studies in political science, history and prelaw.
Islas was heavily involved in the community and on campus serving as the president of numerous organizations and being named both the Young Leader of the Year as well as the Sophomore of the Year.
— Story by Red Cross writing team volunteer Kristen Inbody