Andy Carey


  • MA, Latin American Studies, Purdue University
  • BA, Political Science and Foreign Language, Purdue University

Andy Carey was named Executive Director of the US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership in September 2008. Prior to joining the BPP, Andy served for 15 years at Kiwanis International, presently the third largest service club organization in the world. Andy served as a member of the Executive Management Team, and was responsible for leading growth initiatives, fundraising and development programs, and leadership development opportunities throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific.

Andy led Kiwanis’ Worldwide Service Project initiative in Latin America to virtually eliminate Iodine Deficiency Disorders, the world’s leading cause of preventable mental disabilities. For the last 15 years, Andy has traveled the US-Mexico border region engaging the US and Mexico business communities in philanthropic activities including health and awareness campaigns, education initiatives, and fundraising and development programs.

Andy is an avid supporter of volunteer initiatives. Before coming to San Diego, he was President of the Broad Ripple Kiwanis group, where he led 54 volunteers in community service initiatives in inner-city Indianapolis. Under Andy’s leadership the group raised $100,000 to support important local projects that served vulnerable youth.

He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Foreign Language, and his Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies at Purdue University. Andy is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Andy and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of four young children, Michael, John, Meredith, and Lauren.