Project Amigo
Aug 16, 2018
Edward DeAguilera
Project Amigo

Edward DeAguilera serves at the United States Chief Development Officer for Project Amigo. With nearly 20 years of experience as a non-profit professional, Edward brings a unique blend of expertise to Project Amigo.

Previously Edward served as the Executive Director at the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida where he was responsible for overseeing the annual strategic planning/investment. In addition, DeAguilera managed, grants, marketing, communications, volunteer engagement and public policy strategy.

Edward was born and raised in Orlando, FL and previously served as a Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando for nearly 6 years. He was also a Commissioner in Orange County, FL's Charter Review Commission, that controlled and directed and initiatives for the local government charter (local constitution). He has been very active in his community serving in various Board of Directors including: Orlando Health Foundation, US Census, United Way Chef's Gala among others. 

He is a graduate of Columbia College and of the University of Central Florida and received a degree in Political Science. Edward and his wife Freda have 2 children Delaney and Edward. 

Project Amigo owes both its beginnings and its longevity to the “service above self” contributions of thousands of Rotarians and Rotary clubs. We were the official international service “project” of the Rotary Club of Novato, CA between 1996 and 2002. Today we are an independent public charity and asociacion civil recognized in United States, Canada, and Mexico, and we continue to thank Rotarians and Rotary clubs for their deep, generous, and continued support.

Project Amigo’s mission is to support youth in Colima, Mexico to create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life. We also offer opportunities for international, life-changing service to those of greater means which is a perfect match for serving significantly, generously and effectively beyond oneself.