Ricardo Henriquez


  • A. Journalism and Communications, Universidad Catolica del Norte (1997)
  • A. Nonprofit Management, New England College (2009)

Years on Dwight Hall’s Board: 6 +

Bio: I was born in Tocopilla, a small fishing in mining town in the north of Chile. At age 17 I attended Universidad Católica del Norte, from which I graduated with a degree in journalism and Communications. After working for 6 years as a political journalist, I decided to immigrate to the United States, looking for new opportunities and a less hostile environment for LGBT people. In 2006, I went back to school where I graduated with a Master Degree in Nonprofit Management. My work as an activist, community organizer, and now senior manager with United Way resulted in recently being recognized as one of the top Latino leaders in the State of Connecticut by the Progreso Latino Fund. Currently I work at United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, overseeing Financial Stability programs and strategies in the capitol region.

Contact me about: strategic planning, poverty issues, social justice issues, fundraising and crowdfunding.