Sylvia L. White

Sylvia L. White

Executive Vice President and COO

A seasoned development executive with substantial experience in principal and major gifts, board development, and fund-raising management, Sylvia White has worked directly or managed teams in every area of development, including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, stewardship, systems, and research, among others. Ms. White is a highly sought after advisor and mentor in the nonprofit and fundraising sector. In this capacity, she has successfully developed key external alliances, cultivated major donor prospects, designed fundraising programs, and events. Through her collaboration with executive leadership and top-level donors, she has secured major gifts and pledges of millions of dollars annually.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. White served as the Deputy Executive Director at Harlem Hospital Center. In this capacity, she was responsible for forwarding the agenda of the Hospital throughout the Institution and the community. She worked closely with Hospital leadership to provide senior-level support to top decision-makers and managers for a wide range of diverse projects.

Ms. White directed the harmonious flow of projects supporting strategic planning, business development, public affairs, regulatory compliance, senior-level presentations, communications, media affairs, intergovernmental affairs, and crisis management. Ms. White has published articles in the New York University College of Dentistry’s Global Health Nexus and The Positive Community Magazines. She has also co-authored several presentations for national conferences. Ms. White is deeply devoted to community service and is a former Chair of the NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch Health Committee.

A recipient of many awards for civic and community service, she has also served as a volunteer for The Harlem Arts Alliance, The Hope Center, The Harlem Renaissance Five Mile Race, Volunteers in Service to America, Literacy Volunteers, and Prison Fellowship.

Ms. White earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey and her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York. Her post-graduate work includes a certificate in Business Administration from New York University. Ms. White serves on the Board of Directors, and is a proud member of, The Harlem Writers Guild, the oldest continuously operating Black Writers Workshop in the United States.

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