May 18, 2016 under Posts

Nonprofit Strategist Denise Nelson Joins FPWA as Chief Development and Communications Officer

Welcome New FPWA Chief Development and Communications Officer Denise Nelson!


Denise Nelson – Chief Development and Communications Officer

Denise-Nelson-Headshot1A longtime advocate in the non-profit sector with a career spanning nineteen years, Denise comes to FPWA with a wealth of experience in securing vital resources and will help increase the visibility and reach of the organization’s work and mission to help New York City’s most vulnerable.

Prior to joining FPWA, Nelson led the development efforts for two leading educational organizations, Eagle Academy Foundation and PENCIL, and served as Associate Vice President of Major Gifts at United Way of New York City. There, she developed and managed a women’s leadership initiative, as well as launched an annual fundraiser and celebration of women leaders. She also served at Habitat for Humanity in New York City, managing corporate relations by strengthening partnerships with firms throughout a variety of business sectors and developing new volunteer programs for women, as well as for legal and real estate industries.

“In this new and exciting position, I am seeking to parlay my 18-plus years of experience by helping to grow and strengthen FPWA’s impact and fundraising growth,” said Nelson. “I am looking forward to working with FPWA to expand institutional giving and cultivate funding initiatives from untapped audiences.”

Denise is an alumna of Rutgers University, where she earned her B.A. in Political Science, and has participated in the Harvard University Business School Social Enterprise Program.

**You can reach Denise at dnelson@fpwa.org or 212-801-1303.