Director of Development
Bethany Criss joins The Lawyers’ Committee as Director of Development. She most recently served as Managing Director of Development with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership Conference Education Fund where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Development Department, assisted with strategic planning, managed the institutional and corporate portfolios, and rebranded the annual Hubert H. Humphrey Award Dinner. Prior to her tenure with The Leadership Conference, she served as National Director of Membership for the NAACP. Over her six years of service, she increased digital activism and built a stronger multi-generational, multi-racial, and multi-ethnic membership base. Prior to the NAACP, she served as Development Director for a DC regional theater, Executive Director for a DC based nonprofit advocacy organization, and Director of Programs and Development for (the now digital) America’s Black Holocaust Museum. She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University, a voracious reader, and an eternal optimist.