Angela Maria Tafur
President & Co- Founder, Give to Colombia
Angela Maria Tafur is one of the founding members as well as the President of Give to Colombia (www.givetocolombia.org), a Miami based 501(c)(3) that has channeled since 2004 US$ 25 million dollars in the ways of resources, talents and technologies to high impact projects in Colombia in the areas of Education, Health, Economic Development and Environment.
Angela Maria since 2007 has served as Event Chair to “BeLive” and the “Colombia Gives Back Gala” in Miami, engaging the best international Colombian talent there is actually in the world - in terms of acting, music, sports, art and fashion to support Give To Colombia. Angela Maria also chaired the Humanitarian Award Red Cross Dinner in 2013.
Since 2011 Angela Maria belongs to the United Way Women’s Leadership Council of Miami Dade. In 2012 she was chosen as one of the 100 most influential Latinos of Miami and in 2014 as one of the most influential 100 Colombians by FUSIONARTE (http://100latinos.com/cien/latinos/100-latinos-miami/).
Angela Maria holds a Law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia and a Masters Degree in International Law from Cornell University. Prior to engaging in the philanthropic sector, Angela gained detailed knowledge and considerable experience in the legal financial sector in both public and private positions. She was the Vice-President of Legal Affairs of the Banking and Industrial Gilinski Group and also served as the in-house council to Bancolombia. Angela held the position of Legal Advisor to the Superintendent of Securities and was responsible for implementing the legal framework that currently enables international investment in the Colombian capital markets.
She also provided Legal Advice to the Corporación Financiera del Valle and the Banking Superintendence. She is one of the founding partners of Tafur Dominguez y Arana, a law firm specializing in commercial, financial and banking issues. Angela Maria has also been a professor of a seminar in International Public Law at the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota and has also taught fundraising seminars for the social entrepreneurs in the same University.
Angela Maria was chosen to be a mentor at the Miami Babson (Win) Lab for the cohort of women entrepreneurs for 2017 - 2018. After her extensive experience in Give to Colombia, and her passion to support start entrepreneurs that want to bring solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. She decided to create NaiTafur Corp. in 2017 as a vehicle to support impact investing In the US and Latin America and provide advice to non-for-profits.