Angie Halamandaris is a leadership and life coach who draws on more than 30 years of leadership and management experience working internally in the non-profit and healthcare fields. Her experience in working with fortune 500 companies in supporting their community and philanthropic strategies have made a difference in the lives of thousands throughout the country.
Angie is the Co-Founder and former President of The Heart of America Foundation®, and was instrumental in helping develop Give Kids The World Village, a 75-acre resort for terminally ill children helping raise more than $10 million for that effort. She has also served as an advisor to The Caring Institute, The Frederick Douglass Museum, The Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, the National Capital Area Foundation of the March of Dimes, the DCPS Library Task Force, and the Weinberg Foundation Library Project.
Under Angie’s leadership, The Heart of America Foundation raised more than $58 million, touching the lives of over 1,235,000, providing underserved children with 4 million books and revitalizing over 400 school libraries, technology labs, cafeterias and other educational
spaces throughout the country. This effort was facilitated by strategic partnerships and lasting relationships with corporate partners, including Target, Capital One, Under Armour, FedEx, AbbVie, EcoMedia CBS, and other notable partners.
The innovative and successful non-profit/corporate partnerships Angie helped create for The Heart of America Foundation have been featured on Oprah, The Ellen Show and other national media outlets. She is a strategic thinker with a focus on creating win-win cross sector relationships to benefit multiple stakeholders. Angie is a graduate of the 2009 class of the Leadership Greater Washington program and is featured in the 2015 book Break the ceiling touch the sky – Success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women.
Ms. Halamandaris has been recognized by the Junior League of Northern Virginia as the 2007 “Woman of Vision Award” recipient, the 2013 Capital One Community Champion Award, the DC United 2012 Community Stars Award and the 2017 Cherry Blossom Champion Award. Under her leadership, The Heart of America Foundation has been honored with the 2008 Target “Best of the Bullseye Award for Innovation,” the 2009 Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Youth Partnership Award Finalist designation, and was named “One of the Best” by the 2009-10 Catalogue for Philanthropy Greater Washington.
Angie received her B.A. from the University of Florida in 1986 and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s renowned Executive Leadership Coaching Program, an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified program. Angie is dedicated to the concept that coaching is both a business tool and a life tool. Her years of experience in management, leadership training, resource development, coaching and public speaking inspires leaders to reach their full potential while maintaining a focus on work/life balance.