Population Council

As Associate Director of Development of the Population Council, Kim Gerstman is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating an array of fundraising strategies to increase unrestricted support from individuals and family foundations.  

Gerstman has extensive experience in successfully building and strengthening individual giving programs. From 2003 to 2009, she worked at the American Civil Liberties Union as Director of Major Gifts.  From 1994 to 2003, she was the Director of Development of NARAL Pro-Choice New York, the largest U.S. affiliate office of the reproductive rights organization, NARAL Pro-Choice America.   Prior to these positions, she held fundraising positions at Bailey House, an organization providing housing and support services for homeless New Yorkers with HIV, and at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York.  Gerstman has a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in arts administration from Binghamton University.

Gerstman also serves on the Board of NOW-New York City.


How can We Reach More Families Living with HIV in South Africa?

I had heard that South Africans were warm and friendly, but imagine being hugged by 15 grannies!  In South Africa, strong interventions are needed to reach out to children who are not currently accessing HIV treatment services.   Since HIV is clustered in families, grannies who reach out to grannies may help children get the care they need.