Mandy Pennington

Senior Director of Development

Mandy Pennington has spent more than 10 years connecting philanthropists with mission-driven organizations. Mandy is a proven leader with experience in the development of major gifts programs and board development. She joins Mighty Earth from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) where she served as the lead fundraiser for in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States as well as the head of the Green Leaders for Change, NRDC’s donor advocacy group. Prior to her role at NRDC, she served as the Director of Philanthropy at Defenders of Wildlife and the Director of Membership and Development at the South Carolina Association for Justice. While she isn’t working, Mandy likes to go on outdoor adventures with her son Theodore and her husband Tyler. She also likes to run, play tennis, and practice yoga.