Mary Hedahl is the Eastern Director, Major Gifts at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Mary joins the NRDC team with extensive experience working on behalf of human rights, civil liberties, social justice and the arts. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Development at Human Rights First (2011-2016) and Director of Development at the New York Civil Liberties Union (2006-2011).
Before that she worked at Symphony Space, The Women’s Project and Theatre Development Fund. She has served on the boards of the East Harlem Block Schools and the International Theatre and Literacy Project. Mary began her professional career as an actress, dancer and writer. She is excited to now direct her passion and experience to help safeguard the earth.