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Mary O'Connor

Mary O’Connor leads Women for Women International’s fundraising and communications.

Mary O'Connor

Mary’s career is characterized by achievement: In her over 20 years of experience leading nonprofit marketing, fundraising, and communications, Mary has shepherded audiences to achieve positive change with their donations. Her approach – which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for organizations in conservation, environment, women’s health, and women’s rights – is rooted in empathy. 

As a longtime leader of many complex, national organizations, Mary brings strategic vision to help organizations grow and achieve their missions. Her expertise connects organizations with audiences to help people reach their own philanthropic goals.

Mary holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she first learned a love for understanding people’s cultural context and their motivations.   

Mary is currently the reigning champion of the office cookie contest, having won the past two years in a row.