Kim Pucci, Director of External Relations
Kim Pucci is a fundraising and marketing expert who has worked in and with the nonprofit sector for the last 17 years. She currently serves as Director of External Relations for Action Against Hunger, a leading global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger.
In her role, Ms. Pucci directs all fundraising and communications initiatives. A member of the senior management team, she oversees a comprehensive suite of work functions including major donor fundraising, individual giving, special events, corporate and foundation partnerships, digital and direct marketing, public relations, branding, and communications to an array of constituent audiences.
Throughout her career, Ms. Pucci has developed strategic alliances and fundraising programs for top- tier nonprofit organizations including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Special Olympics, United Way, American Red Cross, UN Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity. Most recently, she was Director of Corporate Partnerships for Best Friends Animal Society where she created a partnership that was recognized with a prestigious 2016 Halo Award by the Cause Marketing Forum.
Ms. Pucci also led the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in the launch of a major brand-building and call-to-action campaign, Believe in Zero. She earned recognition from the American Marketing Association for her role in clean water initiative Tap Project, where she created an innovative partnership model and architecture for 20 participating advertising agencies who donated millions of dollars in annual media exposure. Her work was recognized in the 2010 industry book, Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding, by cause marketing experts Carol Cone and Jocelyn Daw.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.