The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund Announce Development Team Hires

Uncategorized 07.13.21

Contact: Stephen Peters, [email protected], 202.466.1887

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, announced today that Pamela Giller will join the organizations as the vice president of development. The organizations also announced that Andrew Ansel, who previously served as director of institutional giving, was promoted to managing director of development.

“We are thrilled to have Pamela and Andrew take on these crucially important roles with our team,” said Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund. “Both Pamela and Andrew bring the passion and experience needed to help propel our organizations forward in our mission to promote and protect civil and human rights.”

Pamela Giller is the vice president of development. She joins The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund with 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, Giller served as vice president of growth and development for Communities In Schools where she oversaw a national fundraising program. Previously, as associate director of corporate partnerships for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign, Giller led the development of effective strategies to raise funds and engage companies and private foundations in solutions to end national child hunger. Giller was also a member of the fundraising team at Food & Friends in Washington, D.C., and has worked for a variety of nonprofits in the Boston area. Giller earned a Bachelor of Arts in peace and conflict studies from Brandeis University, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University.

Andrew Ansel is the managing director of development. He has worked diligently to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward private institutional funding for The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund’s priorities. Before joining the organizations, Ansel served The Pew Charitable Trusts as a senior associate in Pew’s Philanthropic Partnerships department, where he secured external funds and foundation partnerships to support the work of the Pew Research Center. Before Pew, Ansel held fundraising positions for a variety of nonprofit organizations in Baltimore, Md., with progressively increasing roles and responsibilities, including time as the manager of institutional giving for Planned Parenthood of Maryland, where he was responsible for growing the portfolio of foundation, government, and other institutional partners. Ansel has a Bachelor of Science in political science and economics from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal and state policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States. It was founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. For more information on The Education Fund, visit