Debbie Veney

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Debbie Veney is director of communications for NewSchools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy based in Oakland, Calif. She leads communications and public policy and is responsible for managing the organization’s public profile. Debbie brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, advocacy and media relations, as well as a deep passion for equity in education and belief in the transformative power of high-quality education. Previously, Debbie managed the government affairs and communications function at The Education Trust and held senior communications positions at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Communities In Schools. Debbie previously served on EWA’s Community Member Advisory Board.