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Amber Cooney

Director of Development & Communications, PeopleFund


In her role as Director of Development and Communications, Amber is responsible for PeopleFund’s comprehensive development strategy, including managing donor relations, community investment, fundraising, and grantwriting. She also oversees the organization’s external messaging, special events, community programs, public relations, and online presence. To advance economic opportunity for entrepreneurs, Amber advocates for policy action and legislation that supports economic development, small business, and community growth. Originally from Pennsylvania, Amber relocated to Austin to complete her degrees in History and Government from the University of Texas. Prior to joining PeopleFund in 2012, Amber created and directed the Texas Stars Foundation, as well as managed volunteer and youth services for the American Red Cross.