New York, NY – April 28, 2022Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) is pleased to announce that Kristin Curry has been appointed Chief Development Officer. Curry will be leading MCNY’s fundraising and alumni engagement efforts. In this role, she will direct the College’s efforts to create and maintain pathways for continuous engagement of major donors, alumni and friends to support the success of our students and advance MCNY’s mission to strengthen our communities through its unique, workplace-embedded curriculum, Purpose-Centered Education.

“We are delighted to welcome Kristin Curry to MCNY. Kristin’s broad experience and skills will support our efforts to deepen partnerships with individuals and organizations that seek to promote social justice and empower adult students to lead constructive change,” said Dr. Joanne Passaro, President of MCNY, “Kristin is passionate about our mission, and we are excited to begin our work with her.”

Kristin Curry

Kristina Curry Named Chief Development Officer, MCNY

As a non-profit leader and development professional, Kristin Curry is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and communities through the power of philanthropy. She brings over 25 years of experience securing general operating and program funding from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities as well as through major fundraising events.

“Through innovative, experientially-based education, MCNY students make immediate use of their new skills to make a positive impact in their workplaces and communities,” said Kristin Curry, MCNY’s new Chief Development Officer, “I’m excited to join an institution that graduates such impressive change agents and look forward to supporting our students and the College’s commitment to combining education with social justice to create a better society for us all.”

At the Newark Museum of Art, as Director of Institutional Giving and Events, Kristin oversaw corporate, foundation, government fundraising and the Museum’s annual Art Ball gala, managed the Business and Community Council and chaired the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She also served as president of the New Jersey Association of Museums. Prior to her work at the Museum, she managed corporate relations at the Central Park Conservancy, raising funds to support environmental education programs and the beautification and maintenance of New York’s famed Central Park. She began her career in development at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.

Kristin holds an M.A. from Montclair State University and a B.A. from Drew University.

About Metropolitan College of New York
Audrey Cohen, an educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. The Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people through development and training for new professional positions. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). For almost 60 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to affect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a non-profit, accredited, private college. Year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455. For more information visit or call 212-343-1234.

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