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Amanda Weingarten

Chief Development Officer

Crisis Group Role

As Chief Development Officer, Amanda oversees Crisis Group’s fundraising efforts in the philanthropy, foundations and government sectors, and is the senior philanthropy fundraiser. 

Professional Background

Amanda Weingarten was formerly a Senior Consultant with Graham-Pelton, a fundraising consultancy, where her clients included the International Rescue Committee, UnidosUS (previously named National Council of La Raza), The New School, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Swedish Medical Center Foundation, among others. 

Prior to joining Graham-Pelton, Amanda served as Assistant Dean for Development, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel. In this role, she led a multi-million dollar multi-year campaign that included landmark grants and gifts for academic programs in computer science, international programs, and security studies. 

Amanda grew up in London, and has lived in Paris, Quito, and New York – where she now resides. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on Penn’s Learning Resource Center Board of Advisors.  

Areas of expertise

  • Campaign management
  • Principal and major gift fundraising
  • Board management
  • Foundation relations
  • Legacy giving
  • Fundraising talent assessment.


  • French
  • Spanish