Abby Paige Fenton
Executive Director, Whitman-Walker Foundation & Chief External Affairs Officer
Abby Paige Fenton joined Whitman-Walker in September 2015. She serves as the Executive Director and Chief External Affairs Officer of the Whitman-Walker Foundation and oversees fundraising, community relations, communications, policy and public relations. Prior to joining Whitman-Walker, she served as the Director of Community Relations at ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8. Earlier in her career, she also worked in event planning and fundraising in DC for the District Chamber of Commerce and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company as well as in Baltimore at Center Stage. While at Woolly, Fenton raised nearly $9 million for “BREAKING NEW GROUND: The Campaign for Woolly Mammoth.” At Center Stage, she helped to raise over $14 million for their $12 million capital campaign. She was recently named one of the YWCA of the National Capital Region’s 2015 Women of Achievement and was included in Washington Life Magazine’s list of the most influential people in Washington under 40 in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Fenton worked as the Executive Producer for the award-winning feature film Cruzando. She is a graduate of the class of 2012 from Leadership Greater Washington and currently sits on their Board of Directors. She also serves on the DC Jazz Festival Board and is a Commissioner for the DC Commission for Women. Fenton is a Kenyon College graduate and lives in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC.
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