Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

Cassandra Ryan

Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Cassandra Ryan is responsible for establishing and administering UUSC’s fundraising policies as well as playing an active role in setting strategy for the organization. As UUSC’s vice president and chief development officer, Ryan leads all aspects of fundraising and manages a robust Institutional Advancement Department.

Prior to serving as vice president and chief development officer, Ryan managed UUSC’s major gifts program and special initiatives campaign. She has worked for social justice throughout her career, with more than 20 years of experience in working with nongovernmental organizations. Before moving to New England and joining UUSC in February 2011, Ryan lived in New York, where she served as the director of major gifts at the Center for Reproductive Rights, major gifts officer at Millennium Promise, and assistant director of major gifts at the American Civil Liberties Union. Ryan began her career at Amnesty International, where she worked for 12 years.

Ryan holds a master’s degree in international political economy and development from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from SUNY Oneonta.

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