Diana Benton Schechter

Diana Benton Schechter

Vice President, Strategy and Operations

As Vice President, Strategy & Operations at the END Fund, Diana oversees the Strategy & Operations and Finance & Administration teams. She is responsible for best-in-class stewardship of the resources entrusted to the END Fund, and designing and implementing the decision-making, strategic planning, and evaluation approaches and processes of the END Fund as a means to enhance its strategic objectives. In a period of significant projected growth and organizational change, Diana is responsible for strengthening the organization’s strategic plans, operational systems, governance practices and human capital strategies to optimize performance while ensuring alignment both culturally and operationally. Diana also oversees the Reaching the Last Mile Fund operations.

Previously, Diana led strategic planning at The Atlantic Philanthropies, the limited life foundation founded by Charles F. Feeney. Between 1982 and 2016, Atlantic committed approximately $8.5 billion to social change around the world. Diana played a central role in grantmaking planning, facilitated decision-making by the CEO and Board of Directors, and managed workflow across the foundation’s seven offices. Prior to joining Atlantic in 2007, Diana was a consultant at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery (now Finsbury), a strategic communications and crisis management firm based in New York.

Diana serves on the board of Discovery to Cure, an institute at Yale University committed to advancing the prevention, early detection and treatment of women’s reproductive cancers. She is a member of the Columbia College Young Leaders Council and a longtime Pacesetter fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

She earned a BA in history and creative writing from Columbia University and an MPA from New York University.

Diana lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.