Meaghan Brown

Meaghan Brown

Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer


Meaghan Brown is the Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at United Way of New York City (UWNYC). Meaghan began her career managing HUD properties and providing direct services for low income seniors in Pennsylvania, before joining United Way in the Greater Philadelphia Area where she managed portfolios that impacted health and aging services on a larger scale. While working at United Way she discovered she had a deep passion for philanthropy and its potential to empower people from all walks of life to make a difference in their communities.

Meaghan played a key role in catalyzing philanthropy among millennials through her leadership of United Way’s Affinity Groups, including the Young Leaders Council and Emerging Philanthropists in Philadelphia. With a strong desire to scale the impact she already made, Meaghan joined United Way of New York City after learning about Sheena Wright’s vision and approach to some of the toughest challenges facing New Yorkers. During her time with United Way of NYC, she has built a dynamic fundraising team, helped consolidate some of the industry’s best practices and strengthened corporate partnerships with key accounts including American Express, Brown Brothers Harriman, and BMO Capital Markets. 

Outside of United Way, Meaghan is active with various professional and community-based organizations including Women In Development New York and Girls on The Run. She has participated in peer to peer mentoring of Rising Women Leaders at LaSalle University and is an alumni of the American Express Leadership Academy. 

Meaghan is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson and Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.