Chief Development Officer
Hannah Chotiner-Gardner is responsible for the design, articulation, and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy that is catalyzing KIND’s global growth. Prior to joining KIND in April 2021, Chotiner-Gardner spent eight-and-a-half years managing the development department at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Under her leadership, PHR nearly doubled its annual revenue, launched the first fundraising campaign in the organization’s history, and more than tripled the number of annual donors. Chotiner-Gardner played a key role in increasing support from philanthropic institutions by more than 50 percent and helped PHR achieve new milestones in overall revenue. A key member of KIND’s senior leadership, Chotiner-Gardner provides data-driven analysis and insights to guide the organization’s ambitious approach to sustaining long-term financial health. In addition to leading and managing KIND’s development department, Chotiner-Gardner contributes to the organization’s ability to build and strengthen its partnerships and programs. Chotiner-Gardner’s career in fundraising spans 15 years and includes leadership experience in the fields of social justice and global public health. Before joining PHR, she worked for five years with major donors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, in support of an 800 million-dollar capital campaign. She has also held management positions at the Boston Rescue Mission and the American Friends Service Committee. Chotiner-Gardner also brings extensive global experience to KIND, having managed educational initiatives in Ecuador, Ghana, and Namibia. Chotiner-Gardner holds a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College.
Senior Individual Giving Manager
Eleanor Gartner has worked in the non-profit sector over the past six-plus years. Prior to joining KIND, Eleanor worked in fundraising at Success Academy Charter Schools. She also has experience consulting various non-profit organizations on fundraising and special event initiatives, and spent time working at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Rubin Museum in New York City. Eleanor grew up in 5 different countries and received her bachelor’s degree in Art History from Hamilton College.
Evelyn comes to KIND with six years of experience managing grants and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. Evelyn holds a Master's in Nonprofit studies from Arizona State University, and has additional experience with organizing for public education, which she gained while working with the Arizona teacher's union and Arizona State Board of Education. Evelyn grew up with parents in the Foreign Service, and has lived in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Macedonia, and Northern Virginia. Having spent the past five years in Seattle, Evelyn is thrilled to be back on the East Coast. Although she, her husband, and two young daughters were sad to leave their chickens, Col. Mustard, Goldie, and Brown Talon, back in Washington State, they continuously join local efforts to allow DC families to own back-yard chickens.
Sarah Del Vecchio
Director, Donor Relations
Sarah Del Vecchio has worked in non-profit fundraising for over three years in the Washington, DC region, specializing in human rights and social justice organizations. She recently served as Senior Development Associate at CASA de Maryland, a Latino and immigrant advocacy-aid organization. Sarah has also worked for Polaris, Free the Slaves, the Brookings Institution, and the Solidarity Center. Sarah holds a master’s degree in ethics, peace, and global affairs from American University and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys volunteering with animal rescue agencies, watching too much HGTV, and reading obscure comic books.
Alix McAtee has worked in immigrant rights and organizing for the past two years. Prior to joining KIND, Alix served as the Program Associate on the immigration campaign at Community Change, a non-profit transforming the immigration reform landscape. Alix also has experience interning and volunteering at the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, the Peace & Justice Center, and the Vermont Workers' Center. In 2016, she received her bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Vermont.