Andrea Pagano-Reyes, Vice President

Andrea Pagano-Reyes (she/hers) is the vice president of development at RAINN, where she provides strategic leadership to the development team to foster RAINN’s donor relationships, manage major gifts, and grow and diversify financial resources to support survivors of sexual violence.

Portrait of Andrea Pagano-Reyes, vice president of development at RAINNAndrea has more than 18 years of experience in fundraising, philanthropy, and anti-violence work. She has a demonstrated history of successfully raising financial support for a variety of nonprofits and political organizations. She has been trained and served in volunteer capacities as a crisis counselor and legal advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors at Centre Safe (formerly Centre County Women's Resource Center) in Pennsylvania, DC Safe in Washington, DC, and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

Andrea graduated from Penn State University with undergraduate degrees in political science and women's studies and from George Washington University with an advanced degree with a concentration in public policy and women's studies.

Before joining RAINN, she served as director of development for university programs at Penn State University, where she raised funds for first-generation college students, the LGBTQA+ Student Resource Center, the Gender Equity Center, mental health services, and student leadership programs. Prior to that, she worked for EMILY’s List as the organization's eastern regional finance director, where she managed regional partnerships and donors to help elect women up and down the ticket. She also served as a major gifts officer for the Campaign for America’s Future, and spent a year living in Okinawa, Japan, as a special events coordinator for the Marine Corps Community Services.

Andrea grew up in Ohio and has resided in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Okinawa, Japan. She now lives in Virginia with her husband, who is a former Marine, two fierce daughters, and two not-so-fierce cats. She experienced numerous sexual harassment/assault incidents as a teen, on campus, and in the workplace. She joined RAINN after the #metoo moment to ensure that services and programs for survivors continue to be fully funded and thrive so that, together, we can move the needle toward a safe and equitable future for all.

 

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