Vice President of Public Outreach and Strategic Development
Ellen’s professional career has included extensive non-profit program development and management, administration and fundraising. Before joining KIND, she served as Director of Grants and Development at the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University. Earlier, in her role as Deputy Executive Director of the Women’s Refugee Commission, she worked on international research, public education, and advocacy dedicated to promoting the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children, and adolescents. Her career began with the Peace Corps in Senegal, followed by five years at Lutheran World Relief, rising to the position of Program Director for West Africa. In 2005-6, she was the Team Leader for Save the Children’s Hurricane Katrina humanitarian response, which provided emergency day care, safe spaces, psychosocial, and after school programs in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. Ellen received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
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.
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Sarah Del Vecchio
Director of 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.
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