Vanessa B. Andrews

Senior Director of Development

Vanessa Andrews joined the National Cathedral in December 2015. She is responsible for providing direction and strategic vision for all aspects of the Cathedral’s development activities. As a member of the Cathedral’s senior management team, Andrews provides key support to the Provost and Dean in achieving the Cathedral’s fundraising goals.

Andrews is no stranger to the Cathedral, having served first as the Director of the National Cathedral Association (NCA), and then taking on expanded responsibilities for Annual Giving and Development Operations, from 2002 to 2006. Following her time at the Cathedral, Andrews helped execute a $125 million capital campaign at the National Parks Conservation Association as Deputy and then as Acting Vice President of Development, and then a $250 million capital campaign at the National Trust for Historic Preservation as Vice President for Development Services.

Andrews has 20 years of fundraising experience, primarily with national member-based organizations with regional networks. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and a MBA from Yale School of Management. Andrews and her husband live in Silver Spring, Md., and is a long-time member of Cleveland Park Congregational UCC.