In 1993 when LaDonna and her family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, she became the first Executive Director of the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity. She joined the staff of United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) in 1995. In July of 2010 she retired as the Vice President and Chief Development Officer. As part of the UWCNM leadership team and working with outstanding community volunteers, she helped to develop and implement innovations in the areas of major gifts funding strategies, community building initiatives, workplace campaigns and customer service. In 2010 she established H & H Consulting.
Awards include being named a Woman of Influence by the New Mexico Business Weekly (NMBW), Outstanding Fundraising Executive by AFP-NM, 20 Women Making a Difference by Albuquerque Journal’s Sage Magazine and a Corporate Hero by NMBW.