In her capacity as Vice President of Investor Relations, Allison oversees a team that serves the END Fund’s growth and impact goals by providing high-level strategy, guidance, and execution for resource mobilization initiatives. Allison and her team work with the CEO, Board of Directors, and a community of visionary and engaged philanthropists, foundations, and corporations in service of three investment funds – the Flagship Fund, the Reaching the Last Mile Fund, and the Deworming Innovation Fund – and the organization’s core operations. Allison also serves on the Fund’s senior leadership team.
Previously, Allison led foundation, corporate and individual fundraising programs at PATH, a global nonprofit advancing health equity through innovation and partnerships. In this role, she built a team focused on engaging a philanthropic community to support the organization’s operations and capacity building. When the COVID-19 pandemic focused all eyes on public health, her team supported critical early investments in PATH’s response and realignment of existing programs through the creation of a COVID-19 Response Fund.
Before joining PATH, Allison held a number of roles at Mercy Corps, including Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships. Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper. She set strategy for partnerships that delivered impact, influenced global conversations, engaged key audiences, and met partners’ core business objectives and philanthropic goals. While representing Mercy Corps, Allison has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, International Travel Crisis Management Conference, and Engage for Good. Allison began her focus on global health and development overseeing corporate partnerships for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres USA and coordinating the organization’s global corporate fundraising. In this role she negotiated MSF’s first global corporate partnership with LG Electronics, supporting the Emmy-nominated “Starved for Attention” series of mini-documentaries and global museum exhibits. She worked closely with celebrity supporters to feature MSF during Paris Fall Fashion Week and the GQ Gentleman’s Fund, created cause marketing opportunities, and developed partnerships with luxury brands.
A passionate career fundraiser, Allison has worked for domestic and global nonprofits for 20 years. She earned a BS in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from Brown University and an MA in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. Allison lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, two children and three dogs.