Tangela joined TCS in 2014 as Director of Special Events and in 2021 as Director of Philanthropy, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and her mission is two-fold. To create strategies that enhance fundraising goals through Key Annual Fund, GOAL, Multiple Fundraisers, Grants, and Foundations, and to foster relationships to support inclusion in all areas of The Cottage School. “Philanthropy is where passion and creativity connect, and I am thankful to be a part of a community that aligns with my innate abilities and business attributes.”
Tangela grew up in Mobile, AL, with additional career moves to Boston, Chicago, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. With a background in accounting and auditing from Florida A&M University and a BA degree, Tangela 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 in partnership with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Morehouse College Renaissance Room-Clothes Closet, The King Center’s-Coretta Scott King Desert Rose Book Launch, BET/Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, The Galloway School, and Every Woman Works, Inc., to name a few. Besides being actively involved at TCS, Tangela is an avid lover of the Arts.