Elena Quevedo

Chief Development Officer


Elena Quevedo has over 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit industry, including roles with The MacDowell Colony, New York City Ballet, The New Jewish Home, and Miami City Ballet. As a volunteer and long-time board member at The Hawthorne Foundation, she was the co-founder of the Manhattan Annex of the Hawthorne Country Day School, a school for children on the autism spectrum. Elena has focused her career on building strong fundraising teams and forming lasting relationships with donors. She is an expert in assessing and implementing fundraising systems, creating development plans, and managing strategic plans. She also has experience with other nonprofit industry areas such as marketing and communications and governance.

Elena began her career as an academic, teaching medieval and Islamic art and architecture at Rutgers University. Elena holds a Ph.D. in Art History and an M.A. in Medieval Architecture from New York University, and an A.B. from Sweet Briar College.


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