Amanda K. Nelson Vice President
New York, NY
(212) 465-1800


As a Vice President, Amanda brings with her 15 years of professional fundraising experience. In her role, Amanda provides development and higher education expertise to help drive strategy and growth for the firm.


Amanda most recently served as the Associate Dean of External Affairs at The Columbia University School of Professional Studies. In this role, she oversaw alumni engagement, development, board relations, public relations and communications. As a member of the Executive Committee, she advised the Dean and peer leaders on strategic outreach, business development and management decisions. Amanda was with Columbia for five years during tremendous organizational growth. She built and launched the School’s fundraising platform, strategic initiatives, engagement events, board governance and recruitment, industry and University-wide partnerships, in addition to hiring and leading the External Affairs and Dean’s Office teams.

Prior to Columbia, Amanda was the inaugural Director of Investor Relations at TCP Venture Capital, an early stage technology social impact fund. While at TCP, Amanda developed the investor fund, managed relationships with LPs, built the Investor Relations team and platform, and sourced company founders for Series A investments.

Previously, Amanda worked in Board Relations at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. In this role, Amanda engaged senior global business leaders on volunteer leadership opportunities, philanthropic donations and global initiatives. Her first professional role was at Orr Group, where she launched her career and passion for the nonprofit sector.

Selected Recent Partners

  • America 250
  • FUSE Corps
  • Pro Mujer
  • Rallius
  • Root Capital
  • Universidad Metropolitana


  • B.A., University of Richmond

Recent Publications

What makes me happy….

Travel, concerts, cooking, and spending time with my husband Joe and two children, James and Elle.