Harry Lynch

Chair, US Foundation for Philanthropy (Ex-Officio Director With Vote)
Harry Lynch

Harry is the CEO of Sanky Communications, a digital/direct response agency serving more than two dozen charities across the U.S. Harry has devoted his career to fundraising and communications for nonprofit causes. He was mentored by agency founder, Sanky Perlowin, in direct mail as well as major and planned gift strategies, and helped to lead the agency’s award-winning campaigns for clients ranging from Lincoln Center to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. In 1998, Harry directed the launch of Sanky’s renowned Internet marketing division, SankyNet, and continues to be actively involved in the creative and cross-channel strategies for the range of agency clients. He has served as president or an officer of the DMFA, the Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel (ADFRCO), the New York Chapter of AFP, and is currently the Chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. A frequent speaker at conferences, Harry was named the DMFA Direct Marketer of the Year in 2017. Harry was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and moved to New York City in 1980 after graduating with multiple honors from Vassar College. He is the very happy Dad of teenage twins.

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