Kyle Clifford joined amfAR with more than 20 years’ experience across both the private and non-profit sector in senior new business development, fundraising, and strategic donor development roles. As Chief Development Officer at amfAR, Kyle oversees the Foundation’s overall fundraising program, which includes all individual and institutional giving as well as corporate sponsorship, direct mail, e-philanthropy, workplace giving, prospect research and cultivation, and a robust special events program that raises tens of millions of dollars annually through benefit events in the U.S. and internationally.
Before beginning his tenure with amfAR, Kyle served as Vice President of Development on the leadership team at The Ireland Funds, a global philanthropic network that has raised over $650 million to benefit more than 3,200 deserving organizations in Ireland and beyond. At the Fund, Kyle was responsible for successfully developing and growing events, major gifts (unrestricted/donor advised), corporate, and foundation fundraising revenue.
Prior to The Ireland Funds, Kyle’s roles included Director of Corporate Partnerships and Development and Senior Manager of Food Sourcing at City Harvest. Based in New York City, City Harvest was the world’s first food rescue organisation and helps to feed the more than 1.5 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables.
A graduate from The University of Limerick Ireland with a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and Spanish, Kyle has also held a range of senior business development roles in Spain and Ireland.