Ms. Cynthia Darrison


Cynthia Darrison is known for navigating the nexus between the nonprofit, political and corporate arenas. She’s able to strategically and deftly lead people, processes and organizations to bring about desired results. Currently, she serves as the Director of Organizational Advancement of HASC Center, Inc. She’s also the Founding Director of the Chesed Leadership Program, a fellowship for women in the Orthodox Jewish community designed to train them in nonprofit management, now in its 7th year. Cindy started off her career in labor relations and went on to become a labor arbitrator. She shifted to political campaign work in 1989, working on campaigns on the national, federal, state and local levels –  rising to the rank of campaign manager and raising over $106M for candidates and party committees. She was an Adjunct Professor at New York University for 15 years, first in the graduate political science department and then in the Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. Cindy studied Economics and English at Touro College in Manhattan and earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University. She and her daughter, a student at Touro College in Brooklyn, live in Brooklyn.