Kendra Puryear

Kendra Puryear HeadshotKendra began her career in non-profits at CASA of Orange County in 2005, after graduating with a B.A. in History and Political Science from Vanguard University. She continued her career in fundraising as Director of Development at The Raise Foundation and Orange County United Way, which eventually led to her role as Executive Director with Developments in Literacy (DIL), an international non-profit focused on educating girls in Pakistan.

Kendra is passionate about connecting people, especially to causes that matter to them. She has worked with hundreds of volunteers and supporters of non-profits over the years and finds joy in watching each individual find meaning and personal fulfillment through giving back to their community.

Her educational background and travels abroad have fostered an interest in international relations and a desire to understand people of different cultures and experiences. She has travelled to China, Brazil, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and Jordan. She believes that living in a global society means that all of our fates are connected by a common thread. Her personal life mission is to lend her voice to those whose voices go unheard, whether they reside in her backyard or on the other side of the globe.

Kendra is a member of the Junior League of Orange County, FLOC and the World Affairs Council of Orange County.