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Emily Wyckoff

Emily Wyckoff

Senior Director for Development and Strategic Partnerships

Emily Wyckoff is Senior Director for Development and Strategic Partnership at Say Yes Buffalo. She has more than 12 years of fundraising experience for local non-profits. She believes all children and families deserve the best education possible and that this is the key to a positive future for Western New York.

Emily has worked extensively in communications, donor development and stewardship, fundraising events, grant writing and management, and volunteer cultivation and oversight. She has served as the Development Director for the King Urban Life Center, Event Director for the Jog for the Jake (fundraiser for the Jacobs Neurological Institute), and Event Director for PUCCS (Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke), as well as a longtime Contributor and Editor for rachaelray.com.

Currently Emily serves on the Board of Directors of the King Urban Life Center and the Girls on the Run 5K Volunteer Committee. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Buffalo Seminary.

Contact Emily at [email protected] or 716-247-5310, ext. 207.

Leadership Team

David Rust is the Chief Executive Officer and founding Executive Director.

Betsy Behrend is the Senior Director for Operations and Communications.

Dan Cross-Viola is the Director of Extended Learning and Quality Improvement.

Laura DeLuca is the Chief Financial Officer.

Collin Gehl is the Director of Human Resources.

Christopher J. Lee is Data Director serving in a joint position with Say Yes Buffalo and Buffalo Public Schools

Amanda Paul is Senior Director of School-Based Services. She can be reached at [email protected] and at 716-468-0043.

Tanya Staples is the Senior Director of Community Schools.

Our Team

Jennifer Ray is Internship & Career Pathways Program Assistant.

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