V. Renée Cutting serves as Chief Philanthropy Officer for UNICEF USA where she is responsible for creating and implementing a cohesive, collaborative, and unified fundraising program, supporting the world’s most vulnerable children. Renée comes to UNICEF USA from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) where she held the position of Chief Development Officer. There, she led the transformation of LDF’s national philanthropic program, by launching its first comprehensive campaign, and helping to raise LDF’s brand through high profile partnerships and celebrity events.
Renée has over 20 years of experience formulating successful development strategies, and securing principal gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Prior to LDF, Renée held leadership roles as Chief Development Officer of Horizons National, Director of Development at Mount Sinai, Director of Development of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, and Director of Major Gifts at The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Prior to embarking on a career in development, Renée was an English Instructor at Phillips Exeter and a Harvard University Administrative Fellow at the Division of Public Health Practice. A native of Barbados, Renée holds a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Literature from New York University.