Mary-Frances Wain, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, joined NWLC in June 2018 and oversees the organization’s communications and development functions. Ms. Wain has more than 20 years’ experience in organizational capacity building, specializing in resource mobilization for women’s empowerment and underserved audience initiatives. She previously served as Executive Director of Philanthropy for the United Nations Foundation and Vice President of Philanthropy at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, has owned and managed a philanthropic consulting firm working with nonprofit and for-profit clients, and has held leadership positions with Suited for Change, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the American Advertising Federation. Ms. Wain is an alumnus of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and an active supporter of numerous nonprofit organizations.