Mary Hedahl

Head of Philanthropic Partnerships

Mary Hedahl is the Head of Philanthropic Partnerships at the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and brings over 20 years of experience fundraising on behalf of human rights, civil liberties, social justice, the environment and the arts. Immediately before this role, she was Chief Development Officer at Fair Trade USA, a social enterprise ensuring fair wages and working conditions for farmers, factory workers and fishers worldwide. Prior to Fair Trade USA, she was the Senior Advisor, Business Development for MCE Social Capital, an international microfinance organization deploying over $200M to women entrepreneurs in over 46 countries. Her previous leadership positions include Vice President of Development at Human Rights First and Director of Development at the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), dramatically increasing the funds raised at both organizations.  She also worked as the Eastern Director of Major Gifts at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), overseeing the Major Gifts Department at a time of unprecedented growth. She has served on the boards of the East Harlem Block Schools and the International Theatre and Literacy Project and now serves on the Board of NYCLU. Mary is thrilled to bring her years of experience and knowledge to the movement to end modern slavery.