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Amy Nelson

Managing Director, Venture for America


Amy started at Venture for America in 2013, first leading fundraising and now as Managing Director of the organization. Prior to joining VFA, Amy held senior business development roles with high-growth nonprofit organizations, including at B Lab, Cambodian Children’s Fund and Relief International. She co-founded the Middle School Public Debate Program, an organization that teaches young people the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. She holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business. Amy currently sits on the Boards of Safe Haven Medical Outreach (based in Siem Reap, Cambodia) and Venture for America.