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Brandee M. Butler Joins the Fund as Deputy CEO

The Fund for Global Human Rights is thrilled to announce Brandee M. Butler as the organization’s first deputy chief executive officer.

In this pivotal new role on the Fund’s leadership team, Brandee will oversee the organization’s day-to-day operations and strengthen the Fund’s capacity in service of our mission: equipping human rights activists with the resources and support they need to bring positive change to their communities.

“I am humbled and excited to support the Fund’s pioneering work to resource movements and center community and activist-based solutions to human rights challenges around the world,” Brandee says.

Headshot of Brandee M. Butler, the Fund's new Deputy CEO

Brandee has over 15 years of experience working with international foundations, civil society organizations, and the human rights sector. Based in Barcelona, she most recently served as director of the Civil Liberties Division at the Open Society Initiative for Europe. Prior to that, she served in senior management and global grant-making positions at Laudes Foundation (previously C&A) in Amsterdam, the Levi Strauss Foundation in Brussels, and the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago. Earlier in her career, she practiced law at the Alliance for Children’s Rights and developed strategies to combat child trafficking in Gabon as a Yale Law School Bernstein Fellow for International Human Rights.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have Brandee joining the Fund,” says Fund CEO and President Regan Ralph. “An experienced leader and problem solver who is respected for her expertise and her team-building skills, Brandee brings so much to this new role and to the Fund’s future.”

Brandee is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. She is a trustee of the women’s rights organization Women Win and serves on the advisory board of the Ariadne Funders Network.

Please join us in welcoming Brandee to the Fund!