Tangela believes that you never get a second chance to make a first impression and bases her personal and business ethic on that primary belief. As Director of Philanthropy, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, her mission is two-fold. To create strategies to enhance fundraising goals through Key Annual Fund, GOAL, Glitter Gala, Grants and Foundations, and to foster relationships to support the inclusion of all areas of The Cottage School.
Tangela was born in Florida and grew up in Mobile, AL, with additional career moves to Boston, Chicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Her greatest accomplishments are being the mother of three adult sons, whom she adores, and a proud supporter of multiple non-profit initiatives.
As the owner of Events Exemplifying Excellence, Inc., she has had the privilege to be of service to nonprofits, corporations, and clients celebrating milestone events, both domestically and internationally. Understanding the need and creatively executing a vision, is her passion and she put that passion to work at The Cottage School from 2014-2019 as the Director of Special Events.
With a background in accounting from Florida A&M University and past careers in auditing, Tangela brings a wealth of real-world knowledge of budgeting, time management and the logistics needed to execute events on all levels. Her involvement with non-profits and fundraising has spanned more than twenty years and includes Chair – Habitat for Humanity Community Family Home Project, Chair – Morehouse College Renaissance Room-Clothes Closet, Executive Planner – The King Center’s-Coretta Scott King Desert Rose Book Launch, Planner – BET/Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, Planner – The Galloway School, and Planner – Every Woman Works, Inc., just to name a few.