Francisco Tezén President & Chief Executive Officer

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Francisco Tezén became President and CEO of A Better Chance in February 2020. He joined A Better Chance from the Food Bank For New York City where he served as Chief Development Officer.

Francisco has created and managed growth, visibility and partnership strategies for educational and social service organizations with community-based, national, and global reach. Prior to joining the Food Bank, he held positions at Year Up, The New School, and Columbia Business School.

He is currently a Board Member of the strategic philanthropy Arbor Rising, a Trustee of The Packer Collegiate Institute, and Secretary of Packer’s Alumni Association Board.

Francisco is a native New Yorker of Peruvian and African-American descent. A Better Chance’s mission and work is very personal to him as he is also an Alumnus of the Oliver Scholars Program, which helped him gain access to a transformative educational experience at Packer. He then went on to earn his B.A. in History and Latin American Studies at Wesleyan University and his M.S. in Nonprofit Management at The New School.