Andrea Vasquez

Keenan NANOE Board of GovernorsHOUSTON – Ruth Keenan, San Jacinto College Foundation executive director for advancement, has been appointed to the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) 2018 Board of Governors.

“I am grateful to have been selected by my peers for this nomination,” said Keenan. “I plan to use this opportunity to give back to my own profession of national and international nonprofit fundraising by helping to review and establish new guidelines for nonprofit policies and procedures. Fueled by the continued success and standard of excellence here at San Jacinto College, I feel confident that now is the time to step up– to create a legacy for support and mentoring for those new to the field and those who wish to sharpen their skills.”

NANOE is the only national legislative body comprised of Governors nominated from all 50 states who oversee the codification of guidelines that govern sound charitable practice. In her new role, Keenan will help refine, improve and strengthen the “New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit (Second Edition),” a new set of governing guidelines rooted in principles of moral agency, stewardship, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly, ethical practice and transparency that supercharge nonprofit capacity-building.

Keenan will be honored alongside fellow Governors at NANOE’s Annual Board of Governors Convention & Expo March 26-27, 2019, in Charleston, South Carolina.



The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) is the only nationwide membership organization in the U.S. for executives seeking credentials in the art of nonprofit capacity-building. Practitioners who hold a prestigious NANOE credential are “best practice” experts who grow charitable enterprises and discover new ways to advance the common good.


About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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