Alex Arana
Manager of Philanthropy

Alex proudly joined the Palomar Health Foundation in early 2019 as Manager of Annual Giving. He oversees Palomar Health’s i care. i give employee giving campaign, as well as direct mail appeals. Alex brings over 15 years of experience in business development.  He is a member of the (AFP) Association of Fundraising Professionals.  

In a previous role, Alex served as Senior Campaign Manager at Our Sunday Visitor, a not-for-profit organization that assists the Catholic church in advancing its mission. He helped several churches across western states increase their Sunday donations. His focus was to lead clergy, staff, and volunteers with telling their unique story in a way that inspires, builds hope and ignites high return of campaign participation.

Alex studied at Chapman University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. He then obtained his MBA from the University of Redlands. Most recently, Alex attended the AHP Madison Institute for the Annual Giving track certification. He is grateful for the opportunity to continue education in his chosen profession of philanthropy.  

Alex believes in working hard and playing hard. In his spare time, he plays tennis, goes to the gym, and travels to fun places with his family.

Phone: 760.739.2961
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