Ramonita Garcia

Giving Circles Manager


Ramonita joined the Hartford Foundation in October 2022 in the new role of Development Manager for Giving Circles. In her role she manages all facets including the program administration and membership cultivation of the foundation’s three giving circles: Black Giving Circle Fund, Catalyst Endowment Fund, and Latino Endowment Fund.  

Ramonita Garcia is a Hartford native with a commitment to civic engagement and education. She has been serving students and families in the Hartford area since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with a Bachelors in Agricultural Resource Economics. She previously worked in Education, her last role was at the Capital Region Education Council as a Family and Community Engagement Specialist. Ramonita also earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut.

What do you most enjoy about Greater Hartford?
This is home, the Greater Hartford area will always be part of my identity. I love experiencing the seasonal activities with my family and friends. What I enjoy most is finding hidden gems in the community whether it is something to do, a place to see, or somewhere to eat. 

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”  -Michelle Obama

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
I am passionate about underrepresented populations having access to quality education, I have participated in and led efforts to build schools in underdeveloped countries through buildOn, a non-governmental organization (NGO). I am most proud of being a co-founder of a non-profit organization called Team Up where they aim to do good and give back in meaningful ways to communities across the world.