Kendra Davis

Kendra Davis

SVP, Advancement and Partnerships

Kendra Davis is the senior vice president for advancement and partnerships at AAUW. She joined AAUW in February 2018 after serving as the vice president for external relations at Refugees International. Under her leadership the organization garnered its largest individual gift and experienced its most successful year of revenue generation in its 38-year history.

Before she joined RI, Kendra was the director of the International Donor Advised Giving Program at United Way Worldwide, where she oversaw 700 grant projects annually and was responsible for $7 million in program expansion. At the U.S. State Department she was the head of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s program division, where she was responsible for the grant evaluation and awards process for $500 million in congressionally appropriated funds. Prior to that she served as a program officer in the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She received two Superior Honor Awards, two Benjamin Franklin Awards, and the Foreign Service Institute’s Adjunct Faculty Award for her work at the State Department. Before her tenure at the State Department Kendra was a program manager at the League of Women Voters’ international division, where she managed women’s rights initiatives in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Kendra holds a BA in Slavic languages and literatures from Princeton University and an MA in Russian and East European studies from the University of Michigan.