Tangela joined The Cottage School in 2014 as Director of Special Events, and in 2021 as Director of Philanthropy, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. In her current role as Director of Advancement, her mission is two-fold. To lead the Advancement team with a focus on stewardship and donor strategy, through the planning, management, and implementation of all fundraising, marketing, communications, alumni engagement, and community building initiatives; To foster and support inclusion in all areas of The Cottage School.
“Advancing philanthropy through the giving and receiving of gifts is where my passion and creativity connect. I am thankful to be a part of a community that aligns with my innate abilities to lead, personal desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others, and the opportunity to exercise acquired business attributes.”
Tangela grew up in Mobile, AL, with additional career moves to Florida, Boston, Chicago, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. With a background in accounting and auditing from Florida A&M University and a BA degree, she brings a wealth of real-world knowledge of budgeting, time management and the organization needed to manage and execute events on all levels. Her involvement with non-profits and fundraising spans more than twenty-five years and includes partnerships with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Morehouse College Renaissance Room-Clothes Closet, The King Center, BET/Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, and the Galloway School, to name a few. Besides being actively involved and passionate about meeting the needs of The Cottage School, Tangela enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and is an avid lover of the Arts.
You can reach Tangela at TangelaM@cottageschool.org