- Board Of DirectorsBoard Member
- Executive CommitteeCommittee Member
- Academic Development CommitteeCommittee Member
- OfficersExecutive Director
As the executive director of Khyentse Foundation, Cangioli oversees the overall operation of the foundation, from strategic planning to program development, from budgeting to communications, from internal management to international collaborations. The actual hands-on day-to-day operations are carried out and supported by the Executive Committee and various project groups and working committees.
Cangioli started her career in public relations with a nonprofit organization in Hong Kong. In the 1980s she started Management Resources International, one of the first professional event producers in Hong Kong, hosting international conferences and exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific region She moved to San Francisco in 1988 and served as treasurer of Siddhartha’s Intent Western Door from 1996 to 2001. She was a founding director of Khyentse Foundation, and has served as executive director since the inception of the foundation in 2001. Cangioli graduated with honors from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.
I became a student of Rinpoche in 1994. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to serve Rinpoche through Khyentse Foundation. This is the best thing that has happened to me. I did not get to know the Dharma and Rinpoche until I had some years of work experience. I had no idea how this experience could be of any meaningful use until I started working for the foundation.