Aixa Beauchamp is a philanthropic leader, independent consultant, and mission-driven industry executive. She is known as a bold and committed leader, persistent in working to strengthen Latino and underserved communities in various sectors, from philanthropic and organizational development to education and economic mobility. In 2018, Boston Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston, and the Women of the Harvard Club Committee honored her with Boston’s Most Influential Woman Award in 2015. She has been featured in Financial Times Wealth, the Boston Globe, and Inside Philanthropy. Deeply invested in the Latino community, Aixa and her husband Thomas have established the Melendez Beauchamp Family Fund at the Boston Foundation, which supports education and health initiatives.
Currently, Aixa is an independent consultant with a proven track record of collaborating with a range of philanthropic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and stakeholders to improve programmatic structures and resources that strengthen their work with communities. Aixa began her career in the philanthropic sector as a program officer at the NY Community Trust, and continued as a consultant for the Association of Community Trusts in London and the Rockefeller Foundation in Buenos Aires. As an independent consultant, Aixa has facilitated dialogues across various sectors to advance funder relations in diverse communities. She has designed and developed programs to maximize giving among Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America, and she has partnered with a variety of groups to promote the practice of sustained, strategic philanthropy among African American, Latino, and Asian American donors.
Aixa is a dedicated community leader who has been involved with many nonprofit and community organizations focused on philanthropy and Latino children, youth, and families. She is a founding board member of Milagros Para Ninos at Boston Children's Hospital Trust, and is a member of Latinos for Education and Governor Charlie Baker’s Latino Commision. She previously served on the Boards of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Workforce Development Board, the Base, Hispanics in Philanthropy, and the YMCA of Waltham.
Aixa is also the recipient of a number of awards in the philanthropic, community, and leadership arenas, including IBA 50 Latino Leaders (2018), Hispanics in Philanthropy’s HIPGIVER Award (2015), Women of ALPFA’s Excellence in Community Award (2014), and La Alianza Hispana’s Women of Achievement Award (2013). She was also named one of the 100 most influential Latinos by El Planeta Newspaper in 2014. She has been featured in the Boston Globe and Hispanic Executive Magazine, and has written articles on Latino philanthropy for Spanish media.
Aixa holds a Master's in Public Administration from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. A native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, Aixa has lived in Europe and Latin America. She now lives in Newton, MA with her husband with whom she has raised three boys.