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Education Sector Welcomes Meredith Hanley as New Development Director
Washington, D.C. – Meredith Hanley has joined Education Sector, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education policy think tank, as development director. In this role, Meredith will work with leading philanthropic donors to build and enhance strong organizational relationships and create a fundraising strategy focused on long-term sustainability.
Previously, Meredith was the director of foundation relations at the Committee for Economic Development, a business-led public policy organization that promotes our nation’s long-term economic health through research and outreach.
She has more than 12 years of experience in nonprofit organizations, K-12 education, health care, and fundraising with organizations such as the American Legislative Exchange Council, Center for Excellence in Education, The Lab School of Washington, LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh, and New York City’s Young Adult Institute.
Meredith started her career as an occupational therapist at The Lab School of Washington, and she continues as a consultant, working with children from age 3 through high school. She serves on the board of Brainfood, a DC-based youth development organization that teaches life skills through cooking, and is an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
“We are excited that Meredith is joining our senior leadership team at an important time in Education Sector’s development,” said Richard Lee Colvin, Education Sector’s executive director. “She is highly regarded in the philanthropic field for her facility in making and cultivating strong relationships and for her continued commitment to education and education policy.”
Education Sector is an independent think tank that challenges conventional thinking in education policy. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to achieving measurable impact in education, both through improving existing reform initiatives and by developing new, innovative solutions to our nation’s most pressing education problems.