Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
(415) 282-3334 ext. 152
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lucy Porras Promoted to MEDA Director of Development & Communications
Taking the helm of fundraising for a scaling community-based organization
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2021 — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has announced that Lucy Porras has been promoted to Director of Development & Communications for the 48-year-old organization. Prior to this position, Porras served as MEDA Philanthropic Engagement Manager and, later, Associate Director of the team. She will now lead a seven-person team.
In this role, Porras will spearhead strategies and grant writing oversight, with onus for a $16 million-plus budget. Additionally, she will partner on communications efforts to ensure funders see the impact of the nonprofit’s community development work.
“MEDA is excited to have Lucy Porras take on this role for our organization,” said Chief Executive Officer Luis Granados. “With MEDA scaling, Lucy exhibits the needed strategic planning and overall business acumen to be successful.”
“This is the ideal next step in my career trajectory, and I want to extend my gratitude to everyone who has helped me on my journey reaching this level,” said Porras. “I love the work I do, forging relationships with philanthropists, community partners, electeds and funders as we work together to create equity of opportunity for the vibrant Latino and immigrant community of San Francisco. “
Porras officially assumed this new role on July 1, 2021.
About Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
Rooted in San Francisco’s Mission District, MEDA is advancing a national equity movement by building Latino prosperity, community ownership and civic power. We envision generations of Latino families choosing where to call home, thriving economically, succeeding in learning opportunities, and leading policy and social change toward a more equitable society.