Lynn Delaney is a Senior Adviser and the Executive Director of RFK Legacy, Awards, and Special Projects. With over 20 years of management experience, Ms. Delaney has worked in every area of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights: overseeing the day-to-day operations as well as working with staff and Board on planning, budgeting, fundraising and program activities; steering awards committees; and organizing events and ceremonies at venues from the Newseum to the White House.
During her tenure, she has created new revenue streams, including an annual golf tournament, a yearly membership drive and an online auction that now average over a million dollars a year in income. She has participated in delegations on a variety of issues to countries including Brazil, South Africa, Cuba, Mexico, Northern Ireland, and Japan. Her work on a proposal to the Ford Foundation resulted in a significant grant to train and then lead a student delegation the United Nation Conference on Discrimination, Racism and Xenophobia in Durban where she exposed 12 college students to the UN system and facilitated their participation in a student task force on discrimination.
A graduate of Trinity College and Harvard Business School’s non-profit management course, Ms. Delaney is a member of the National Society of Fundraising Executives and has served on advisory councils for the Mt. Carmel Shelter for Women, The National Underground Railroad, and the Friends of the University of Natal, South Africa.