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Kerry Pereira Watterson

Kerry Pereira Watterson

Kerry Pereira Watterson is a seasoned strategist in social enterprise and nonprofit management, with 24 years of public service experience. He's raised over $500 million for various social impacts, political, and commercial initiatives, holding key roles at Year Up, NYCLU, Kaplan's Educational Foundation, and UT Arlington. He founded Fundraising Well, a certified LGBT Business Enterprise. A Certified Fundraising Executive and BoardSource® certified consultant, Kerry serves on A Call to Men's Board and has held positions with AFP NYC and New York Theatre Barn. He's a recognized public policy advocate, instructor at UC-Irvine, and a speaker on philanthropy and ethics. Honored by Mortar Board® for his nonprofit leadership and advocacy, Kerry holds two master's degrees, completed Kellogg's Executive Leadership Program, champions in the NY Gay Football League, and is active in Jersey City, NJ. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

kerry@causeeffective.org