We are excited to welcome our new leader and CEO to Funders Together to End Homelessness!
From Bill Pitkin, Board Chair, Funders Together to End Homelessness
Over the past four months, we have conducted an extensive search to find our next leader of Funders Together to End Homelessness (Funders Together). The board interviewed many experienced and impressive candidates, all who had a passion and commitment to our mission of mobilizing philanthropy to help end and prevent homelessness.
On behalf of the Funders Together Board, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Andere as Chief Executive Officer. She brings over 12 years of senior leadership experience at nonprofit organizations, with particular expertise in nonprofit management, homelessness, coalition-building, fundraising, communications, and advocacy.
Most recently, Amanda served as President and CEO of Wider Opportunities for Women, a national organization advocating for policies and programs that address women’s economic security, where she developed the organization’s first multi-policy, state-based campaign and established the organization as a key partner working on grass-roots and grass-tops advocacy with national and local organizations. In addition, she was previously the Executive Director of FACETS, a community-based organization dedicated to ending homelessness and breaking the cycle of poverty in Virginia, and Vice President of Cornerstones, a social services agency in Reston, Virginia. Amanda received her B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University and her M.P.A. from George Mason University, where she has also served as an adjunct professor teaching Nonprofit Management.
We are very thrilled to have Amanda come on board to lead Funders Together through our next phase of development. She is deeply committed to the cause of ending homelessness and brings a collaborative, dynamic vision of philanthropy’s role in this effort. We look forward to working with her to expand the influence of Funders Together and our members.
Funders Together members attending the National Family and Youth Homelessness Conference in Oakland later this month will have the opportunity to meet her at the Funders Together reception at 5:00 pm on February 17. I encourage you to attend and welcome Amanda in person.
Bill Pitkin, Chair, Board of Directors, Funders Together to End Homelessness