You may be wondering: What IS #GivingTuesday and what are its roots? The days following Thanksgiving signify the start of the holiday spending season, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when communities are swept up in the excitement of the upcoming festivities and often leave behind the sense of love and thanks that characterize Thanksgiving.
Andrea M. Pagano-Reyes,
Andrea M. Pagano-Reyes (she/hers) currently serves as the Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA). In this role, Andrea provides direction and leadership to CCAoA to expand the development program to grow and diversify financial resources to support our nation’s leading voice for child care to ensure that every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system. Andrea has more than 19 years of experience in fundraising, philanthropy, education, direct service and social justice work. Andrea graduated from Penn State University with degrees in political science and women’s studies and from George Washington University with a master’s degree concentrating in public policy and women’s studies. Before joining CCAoA, she served as vice president of development at a DC think tank and prior to that at the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), which owns and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, where she provided strategic leadership to the development team of nine professionals to foster RAINN’s donor relationships, manage major gifts, and grow and diversify financial resources to support survivors of sexual violence. Andrea previously served as the director of development for university programs at Penn State University, where she raised funds for scholarships for first generation college students, student veterans, the LGBTQA+ Student Resource Center, mental health services and leadership programs for students. Prior to that, she worked for EMILY’s List as the organization’s eastern regional finance director, where she managed regional partnerships and major donors to help elect women to office up and down the ticket. She also served as a major gifts officer for the Campaign for America’s Future, and spent a year living in Okinawa, Japan, as a special events coordinator for the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS). Andrea joined CCAoA in January 2023.
By Andrea M. Pagano-Reyes, on November 01, 2023
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