Fredrick Anyanwu

Chief Development Officer, Office of Development
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Fredrick Anyanwu

Fredrick Anyanwu is chief development officer (CDO) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As CDO, Fredrick provides strategic leadership to the central development team in support of CSIS’s policy research programs. He leads Center-wide fundraising initiatives including working closely with the board of trustees and CEO to successfully execute a $100M endowment campaign. Born and raised in Nigeria, he experienced firsthand the impact of failed policies and governance on societies. Fredrick brings over 15 years of fundraising leadership to CSIS. Prior to joining CSIS, he served as chief philanthropy officer (CPO) for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, where he strengthened its major gifts program and led the implementation of key infrastructure improvements that contributed to significant growth in annual revenue. Fredrick previously served as associate vice president (AVP) of resource development at CARE USA, where he led the expansion of its resource mobilization among high-net-worth individuals across the United States. At CARE, he also served as executive director for major gifts for the western region. During that time, he led CARE’s fundraising efforts for the western region and successfully engaged Silicon Valley philanthropists. Over the course of his career, Fredrick visited and collaborated with long-term development programs globally, including in Thailand, Myanmar, Honduras, Ghana, Benin, Rwanda, Malawi, Jordan, and South Africa. Fredrick serves on the board of the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Fredrick graduated from Pepperdine University with a master of public policy with an emphasis on international relations and economics. He holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Azusa Pacific University.