Our Faculty and Staff

Andria Cunningham, M.S.W., C.F.R.E.

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Executive Director - Transformational Gifts


University Advancement

  • MSW - Barry University
  • CFRE - Certified Fundraising Executive
  • CERT - Leadership Broward
  • Andria Cunningham, M.S.W., C.F.R.E. is a non-profit management leader with extensive experience in community relations and fundraising across multiple industries. As the Director of Community Relations at ChildNet, a child welfare agency in Broward and Palm Beach counties, she oversees marketing, communications, fundraising, community relations, and legislative strategies.

    Before joining ChildNet, she served as Senior Director of Development for Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship and the College of Engineering and Computing at NSU where she spearheaded a $2.8 million fundraising campaign in honor of Terry Stiles for the M.S. in Real Estate Development.

    Andria was the Director of Major Gifts at the Broward Health Foundation before joining Nova Southeastern University. There, she oversaw a $20 million capital campaign that resulted in the successful completion and naming of the new Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center.

    Previously, Andria served as the Executive Director of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club's Foundation and Community Relations, as well as the Director of Development for Henderson Behavioral Health and Kids@Home. She was responsible for brand awareness, donor stewardship, and fundraising to support the mission in each position.

    Cunningham is well known in the community for her involvement in many charitable causes and professional organizations and has been a Fort Lauderdale resident for more than 20 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University, has her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Broward, Class 29.

    Andria's areas of expertise include:
    • New Donor and Strategic Partnerships
    • Program Development
    • Marketing & Communications strategic planning
    • Implementation of complex donor database systems
    • Local, National, and Global Liaison
    • Brand Development
    • Social media strategic content planning across all media platforms


    PNP 5096 Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Building Endowments