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Gloria Rubio-Cortés - Member

National Civic League President Gloria Rubio-Cortés is also the Executive Editor of NCL's award-winning journal National Civic Review.  Rubio-Cortes has held leadership positions in business, philanthropy, and nonprofits in California and Colorado over the past 35 years and specialized in civic engagement, philanthropy, and civil rights. At philanthropic foundations, she was a senior manager at Levi Strauss Foundation and ZeroDivide. 

Rubio-Cortés forged the collaboration around National Civic League’s flagship program, the All-America City Awards 2012 with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (led by Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation) and in partnership with United Way Worldwide, the National League of Cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  In 2015 and 2016, the All-America City Award for Grade-Level Reading will recognize impact of community-wide efforts to increase by 100% third grade reading capacity of at-risk children. 

She serves on the Denver Public Library Commission (Secretary), Urban Libraries Council Board, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Advisory Board, Common Cause National Governing Board, Radio  Bilingue, and Mile High United Way Board of Trustees.  A member of the National Academy for Public Administration, she is a co-principal investigator on NCL’s Fiscal Sustainability Case Investigations Project with colleagues at the University of Southern California and the University of San Francisco.  She is an author and co-author of many articles on civic engagement.  Awards include the Disability Funders Network Bill Diaz Award for grantmaking.  She earned an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and a B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.



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