Amber Kani

Board Vice-President

Amber currently serves as Director of Advancement and Education for nonprofit lender PeopleFund, where she is responsible for the organization’s comprehensive development strategy, including managing donor relations, community investment, fundraising, and grant writing. She also oversees the organization’s external messaging, special events, community programs, public relations, and online presence. To ensure quality educational support for prospective entrepreneurs and PeopleFund clients, Amber leads educational programming and technical assistance, including the organization’s volunteer program, workshops, curriculums, and online resources. Amber also advocates for policy action and legislation that supports economic development and community growth. Originally from Pennsylvania, Amber relocated to Austin to complete her degrees in History and Government from the University of Texas and she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Georgetown University. Previously, Amber served as the founding Director of the Texas Stars Foundation, and managed volunteer and youth services for the American Red Cross. Early in her public sector career, Amber worked with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to advocate for equity and opportunity for all.