deandra hicks

director of development

DeAndra joined Breakthrough Silicon Valley in July 2018 as Director of Development. A seasoned and
versatile fundraiser, DeAndra has joined the Foundation from Ocean Conservancy, where she spent the
last seven years directing the organization’s membership program and leading efforts to promote
planned giving and major donor cultivation. Prior to that role, DeAndra served as Director of
Development Operations for American Farmland Trust and as Manager of Development Operations at
World Wildlife Fund, where she focused on cause-related marketing and individual and institutional
giving. DeAndra holds a degree in international relations from American University, and is also a first-generation college graduate. 

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