Alessandra Rose, of Bedford, NY,  has been named Director of Institutional Advancement at ANDRUS.  In her new role, Alessandra will be responsible for the philanthropic and community relations efforts of this multi-faceted provider of programs and services for children and families, headquartered in Yonkers, New York.  She began on January 6, 2014.


“We are very pleased to welcome Alessandra to ANDRUS,” said President and CEO Mimi Clarke Corcoran. “She is a knowledgeable fundraiser and brings a wealth of experience in philanthropy, public relations and community relations.  Her previous experience in the nonprofit field will enrich our development efforts greatly.”

Since 2012, Alessandra has been the Development Director of Hour Children, Inc., overseeing fundraising, marketing and public relations efforts of the organizations, while seeking grants and funding and cultivating relationships with prospective donors.

Prior to Hour Children Inc, Alessandra spent nine years in various development roles at The Children’s Center- Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, overseeing their $1 million program and their fundraising efforts. 

This past year, Alessandra was invited to the White House by the Obama Administration to participate in the “Champions of Change” event, focusing on issues related to the impact on children of the incarcerated. She currently serves on the boards of the Bereavement Center of Westchester and the alumnae board of Miss Porter’s School.

Alessandra earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Virginia.  She received her BA in History from Wellesley College.

“I am delighted to be joining the ANDRUS team. The ANDRUS vision and mission resonate with my beliefs about developing, providing and promoting the types of services that improve the lives of children and families. I look forward to helping create new opportunities to share our message and create new viable relationships."


ANDRUS provides a broad range of social services for families and children through research, training and innovative programs. Founded in 1928, ANDRUS today is a family-centered organization offering an array of innovative programs to help children, families and communities meet their full potential.  Based in Yonkers, N.Y. ANDRUS operates 16 locations in Westchester County including three outpatient mental health clinics, home visiting programs, a childcare center, a special education school and residential treatment campus, along with satellite work in local public schools. ANDRUS also operates the Andrus Center for Learning and Innovation and the Sanctuary Institute, which has provided training and consultation to close to 300 organizations worldwide in the use of a trauma-informed organizational model for change.



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