Meredith Ayan has enjoyed a long career in nonprofit work, serving in leadership positions for multiple organizations focused on a wide array of issues. Before joining the WINGS leadership team, Ms. Ayan founded “In 100 Years” nonprofit consulting, advising clients on a wide variety of initiatives, including fundraising, event execution, and international and governmental relations. Prior to establishing her consultancy, Ms. Ayan served as the Executive Director of a global animal welfare nonprofit. Along with spearheading and expanding their programs and missions, she increased and diversified the organizations fundraising initiatives. Ms. Ayan has led animal welfare field work in over a dozen countries, including overseeing the historic mission of the removal of 15 puppies from the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone, the first in 32 years. In 2018 she was named one of Salesforce’s Top 25 Trailblazers to Watch. Her work was most recently featured in the Netflix documentary series “Dogs” season 2, episode 3. She also serves as a board member for multiple nonprofits focused on the arts and animal welfare in NYC, Putnam County, NY and Tanzania.

Originally from Boston, Ms. Ayan has lived in NYC for 20+ years. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan college with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, with a Ballet concentration. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive, a voluntary credential that recognizes experienced fundraising professionals aspiring to the highest standards of ethics, competence and service to the philanthropic sector.