Executive Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships
Andrea Vecchione is pleased to combine her passions – empowering students through education which ignites and inspires and creating engaging opportunities for financial growth, supporting mission driven organizations. With over ten years in the non-profit sector, is excited to help generate revenue pathways for PSR.
Among her key experiences are:
Prospect and Donor Relationship Management: Managed a portfolio of up to 50 major donors for our 13-million-dollar Capital Campaign; prospecting, and cultivation of new donors.
Strategic Partnerships Planning: Facilitation of multiple yearly fundraising campaigns and events, and pivoting to fundraising/events online.
Management, Systems: Maximizing Raiser’s Edge NXT database to identify and track major gifts/donors.
Andrea also brings a deep understanding of the importance and work of theological education. She holds a MA in Education from Mills College, and a PhD in Religion and Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation topic was; “Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Sacred Groves in South India, Belief Systems as Ecological Preservation.” She is very interested in women in Buddhism, and currently finished writing a book about the challenges faced by women joining the ancient Buddhist movement.
Outside of work hours, she teaches mediation and Buddhism through the SF Dharma Collective. Ask Andrea about travel, gardening, California natural ecosystems, being a death doula educator and her philosophy on social change through spiritual understanding of interconnection.