Lora Wondolowski has joined the Peace Development Fund’s (PDF) Amherst-based staff as the new Director of Advancement & Communication, as of April 11, 2022.
Lora comes to PDF with an extensive background in leadership training, environmental advocacy, fundraising, organization building, and voter education, throughout her career working for the National Audubon Society, League of Conservation Voters, the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters and most recently leading Leadership Pioneer Valley in Springfield, MA.
As the founding Executive Director of Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV) since 2011, she managed all aspects of LPV’s training programs and development, while growing LPV from a start-up to an established, successful, and productive regional leadership development organization.
Lora brings more than 20 years of experience with grassroots organizing and community outreach work to lead PDF’s development operations and capacity-building training program, the Sustainability Project.
“Over the course of my career, I have designed, implemented, and managed advocacy and outreach programs at regional, statewide, and national levels. A recent volunteer campaign working to cure rejected ballots in GA and IA reminded me how much I love grassroots organizing and social justice work. I am thrilled to be joining PDF to help strengthen social justice movements across the country,” enthused Wondolowski.
Lora is also involved locally serving on the boards of directors of the Connecticut River Conservancy, Public Health Institute of Western MA, and the United Way of Pioneer Valley
“We welcome Lora to PDF with much excitement and interest in all that she brings us, and we look forward to the day when our donors, partners, and colleagues have an opportunity to work with and get to know her,” remarked Paul Haible, Executive Director.