Andrea Reynolds began serving as the Dyson Foundation’s President and CEO in 2015. She brings a wealth of philanthropic management experience to her role. The Dyson Foundation is a private, family directed, grant making foundation which awards grants throughout New York’s Dutchess County and Mid-Hudson Valley, as well as outside the Hudson Valley. Since its founding in 1957, the Foundation has awarded over $350 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.
Previously, Ms. Reynolds served as President of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County. Since becoming the President in 2005, Ms. Reynolds led the organization throughout a period of sustained expansion. Under her direction, the Community Foundation grew to include Ulster and Putnam counties, becoming the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and increased its total assets from $22 million to $55 million. Ms. Reynolds managed a staff of six and oversaw more than 530 charitable funds with annual grants of $3.2 million.
Ms. Reynolds previously worked at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis for ten years, holding a variety of positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the then $250 million organization. Before her work in the Community Foundation field, she was a Senior Associate for United Way of the Mid-South helping allocate $5 million annually.
Ms. Reynolds earned her B.A. in Business Management from Hartwick College and went on to earn her Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW), Administration and Planning from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.