New American Funding
has announced that its Co-Founder and President Patty Arvielo has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Park Foundation
. Arvielo was appointed to a six-year term as one of its new Board Members. The appointment comes from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke.
Celebrating 50 years, the National Park Foundation is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, connect all people with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and engage the next generation of park stewards.
“As a daughter of immigrants, it’s imperative to preserve our parks and history as it is the basis of our story,” said Arvielo. “I’m passionate about my heritage and what our intertwined stories as immigrants and native Americans have brought to our wonderful country.”
As a Board Member, Arvielo will bring unique perspectives and experience to the Board, providing key advice, counsel and support in the areas of outreach, education, communications, marketing, fundraising and nongovernmental revenue. Arvielo brings 35 years of mortgage experience to the board, including managing operations and sales for New American Funding’s headquarters.
Arvielo serves as a national housing advocate through committees for the Mortgage Bankers Association, Corporate Board of Governors for the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and sits on the board of the Latino Donor Collaborative.
Patty is actively involved in her community as an Executive Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, a national nonprofit organization geared toward providing one-to-one mentor relationships for young people in need. She’s served on the executive board for five years.
Arvielo’s membership role began in May and runs until September 2024.