Development Resources inc. (DRi) is proud to have built a new senior leadership team for the American Association of University Women and would like to congratulate Kendra Davis on becoming the organization’s Senior Vice President of Advancement and Partnerships.
As one of the nation’s leading nonpartisan gender equity organizations—with 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and more than 800 college and university partners across the United States—AAUW is dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential.
To achieve this goal in the face of 21st-century challenges, AAUW recently worked with DRi to complete a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve. After leading the CEO search, DRi partnered with AAUW’s new CEO to redesign its senior leadership team. One of these searches placed a new Senior Vice President of Advancement and Partnerships to design and oversee a robust strategic advancement plan that will ensure the liquidity, adaptability, and sustainability of AAUW and supports the achievement of its strategic priorities.
Today DRi congratulates Kendra Davis on accepting this role. Kendra has an impressive record of increasing revenue for advocacy organizations; an expertise in grant-making in the government and non-profit sectors; and extensive experience in programs focused on women and youth. In her most recent roles at Refugees International, she achieved 23% growth in private dollar to generate $3.6M in annual revenue and quadruple financial reserves. Kendra achieved similar results in her past role at United Way Worldwide, where she grew revenue by $7M for the $33M Donor Advised Giving program. Before moving into non-profit fundraising, Kendra served as a program officer at the Department of State; the League of Women Voters, one of the nation’s oldest women’s organizations; and People to People, an international educational exchange program.
DRi looks forward to watching Kendra work on the senior leadership team to engage a diverse range of supporters in 21st-century gender equity movements. We congratulate both Kendra and AAUW and wish them great success in their work.