As chief advancement officer, Adwoa Rey directs and oversees Sojourners' advancement team and leads the growth and implementation of Sojourners' fundraising efforts, including the public phase of its first-ever capital campaign, coinciding with its 50th anniversary.
Adwoa joins Sojourners with more than 15 years of experience, and is the president of Women of Praize, providing spiritual support for women of color in politics. Prior to joining Sojourners, she served as director of finance and development at The Faith & Politics Institute, an organization that advances our democracy by bridging political, racial, and religious divides.
A dedicated public servant with a passion for social justice, Adwoa is an active member of the community and has served in several key roles on Capitol Hill, including special assistant to the vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.). Adwoa is a member of the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Junior League of Washington. She serves on the Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services Community Leadership Council, Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board, and Virginia’s COVID-19 Racial Disparities Task Force.
She earned her B.A. in political science from Southern Connecticut State University and her M.A. in religious studies from Howard University School of Divinity. She was awarded the Public Leadership Credential from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a management certificate from Harvard Business School. Adwoa is a graduate of The Campaign School at Yale University.