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Senior Director of Development

Steve Clayton Senior Director of Development Steve Clayton is very grateful to be INCLUDEnyc’s Senior Director of Development. He believes that every person should be given opportunities regardless of disability. Previously Steve worked as Director of Development for Advocates for Children of New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Education, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Steve holds a Master of Science in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in History & Sociology from University of Maryland. Steve presently serves as a Board Trustee at Brookdale Community College (NJ) and The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Steve is an avid runner and enjoys the occasional skydive.

Manager of Individual Giving

James Ciszewski Manager of Individual Giving James joins INCLUDEnyc with a passion for supporting New Yorkers, and nearly a decade of fundraising experience with local nonprofit organizations. He previously served as the Development Coordinator at Women in Need (Win). Prior to joining Win, James was the Development Associate at the Archdiocese of New York, where he worked on the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. He started his career as an Account Manager with the New York Blood Center, recruiting blood donors and organizing blood drives in Manhattan. James holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Manhattan College, and earned a degree in History from The Catholic University of America. He is an avid skier, and an enthusiastic supporter of the NY Giants and the US National Teams (soccer).

Development Coordinator

Matthew Cocco Development Coordinator Matthew Cocco is INCLUDEnyc’s Development Coordinator. Matthew has experience in fundraising thanks to his time as a canvasser and field manager with Environment New York along with his volunteer work for Special Olympics during his time in undergrad. Most recently, Matthew was the first operations analyst for Highgate Hotels, where he facilitated daily operations and took ownership of the company’s database, including running analysis reports, among a number of other responsibilities. Matthew minored in International Relations and earned his Bachelor’s in Economics from SUNY Geneseo.