Andi Ryder is the Managing Director of Development. With more than 20 years of experience as a development executive, Andi has worked for organizations ranging from local community and direct service groups in Buffalo, NY, to social justice organizations working at the national scale. Her guiding principle has always been a passion for justice and opportunity for all communities.
As an activist and professional fundraiser, Andi has supported a range of issues including women’s reproductive health care, immigration reform and criminal justice reform. She has worked for such organizations like Planned Parenthood, the Democracy Alliance and Center for Community Change, where she helped to launch a $50M campaign to support their poverty work. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Andi was the Chief Advancement Officer at Brave New Films where she helped to raise the necessary support to produce narrative changing content on a range of social justice issues.
Andi was born and raised in upstate New York and currently lives in Washington, D.C. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Niagara University.