The very first meetings from which Khyentse Foundation grew were hosted by Cangioli at her home in San Francisco. Since then, she has given tirelessly to the Foundation, working more than full-time hours, rarely taking a weekend off, always on a wage of exactly zero. Khyentse Foundation would not be here today if it were not for her dedication, her devotion, her excellent business sense, her diplomacy, and her hard work.
Khyentse Foundation Executive Director
Cangioli started her career in public relations and publications with a non-profit organization in Hong Kong. In the early 1980s she started her own company, Management Resources International, one of the first, and most successful, professional organizers in Hong Kong, hosting many international conferences and exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific region. Cangioli moved to San Francisco in 1988 and became a student of Rinpoche in 1994. She 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.