Cynthia Reddrick joined Cause Effective as a Senior Affiliate in 2017. She has 20 years of experience in fundraising, communications and marketing within government and nonprofit sectors. With a focus on major gifts, donor stewardship, and campaign planning/strategy, Cynthia’s expertise has contributed to raising over $200 million in new gift pledges, with special emphasis on developing planned giving support for civil rights and social advocacy causes.
Cynthia has directed donor cultivation and solicitation strategies in her role as Senior Marketing Associate in the Office of Gift Planning at the ACLU Foundation; advised groups ranging from East Harlem Block Nursery, Inc. to Snug Harbor Cultural Center to the Environmental Defense Fund on donor development strategy; and led communications and marketing efforts for the NYC Economic Development Corporation. She holds an MA from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in gender studies and philanthropy and a BA in Journalism from Drake University.