Amanda Ryan-Smith

Chief Development Officer at The Trevor Project


Amanda Ryan-Smith is the Chief Development Officer at The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people. Amanda joined The Trevor Project in February 2021.

Previously, Amanda was the Senior Vice President of Development at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc., where they led all aspects of development with a team of 19 staff. During their time at Planned Parenthood, Amanda more than doubled total fundraising revenue, secured numerous 7-figure gifts (including a $9 million gift, the largest single gift in the organization's history), oversaw the completion of a $12.95 million campaign and the creation of a new $55 million campaign, grew the largest fundraising event to raise more than $2 million, and received 2018 Fundraiser of the Year for Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide.

Before their work at Planned Parenthood, Amanda served as the Director of Development at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), where they led development nationwide for LGBTQ legal nonprofit. At NCLR, Amanda increased total fundraising revenue by 30%, oversaw annual major gifts campaign with 30+ volunteer solicitors, secured numerous grants from national funders, increased event revenue by 40% and tripled direct mail revenue, and oversaw multi-channel national online fundraising and engagement campaigns.

Amanda Ryan-Smith has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Psychology from Baylor University. Amanda also has a Master of Social Work (MSW) from The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Amanda Ryan-Smith is certified by CFRE International as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Amanda Ryan-Smith works with Calvin Stowell - Chief Growth Officer, Heather Gillespie - Interim VP, Lifeline & Crisis Services Operations, and Rebecca Isaacs - Interim Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs. Amanda Ryan-Smith reports to Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director.


  • Chief Development Officer

    Current role

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