Brannelly, Kevi

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Position

Development Director

Biography

Kevi Brannelly has been with the Center for Constitutional Rights since 2004. Previously working on the West Coast, she served as Alumni Relations Director at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law. In addition to raising funds from alumni by working closely with the annual fund and major donor gift officers, she ran fee-generating programs and events such as the popular Continuing Legal Education series, special events and reunions. She participated in successful capital campaigns at both locations.

She has volunteered on many local and state-wide initiative campaigns, on issues ranging from strengthening civilian complaint boards on police misconduct investigations to housing rights for low-income renters in Oakland, California. It was through this programmatic work that she came to realize that every nonprofit or grassroots effort is starved for resources and began working toward mastering her fundraising skills. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon Law School (’95) and admitted to practice law in New York State. From 2010-12 she was the Acting Communications Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, in addition to her development position.

Kevi is the former co-director of the National Office of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG, 1996-2000) responsible for membership development and services, organizational administration and for their major fundraising event, the annual convention. Kevi was a long-serving volunteer with the NYC NLG Street Law Project, a Know Your Rights (KYR) program, where she served on the board, assisting with fundraising as well as directly participating in program development, facilitating trainings and teaching workshops on police misconduct, housing rights, and employment law. She was a board member and chapter president of the Bay Area Chapter of the NLG, where she co-founded the Mentorship and Post-9/11 committees and served on the Mass Defense, CLE, Progressive Law Student Day, Media, and Fundraising committees.