William Cordery currently works at the Surdna Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the program officer for the South at Marguerite Casey Foundation. Before joining the foundation, William served as the senior development officer for the Southern region of Amnesty International USA. As senior development officer, he managed the organization’s relationships with its major donors across 11 Southern states; stewarding individual relationships to our human rights work and cultivating their long-term giving to Amnesty. William began fundraising in 2003 as the development director for Project South, where he designed and launched the organization’s first national major donor program; and was at the helm of national foundation fundraising and marketing for the organization. As a key member of the national Resource Mobilization Working Group for the first US Social Forum, William designed and helped institute multiple fundraising strategies that raised nearly $1 Million for the historic 2007 grassroots convening. William has served on the national steering committee for LGBT rights at Amnesty International USA, consulted with Queers for Economic Justice (QEJ) and is a founding member of Sweet Tea: A Southern Queer Men’s Collective.