November 3, 2023

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ONE|NB Expands to Welcome Experienced Fundraising and Communications Professional

PROVIDENCE, RI – ONE Neighborhood Builders (ONE|NB), one of the state’s leading community development corporations, has named Kyle McKendall as Vice President of Resource Development and Communications. McKendall comes to ONE|NB with over 12 years of experience in fundraising, media relations and communications, and nonprofit management. Most recently, McKendall served as the Chief Philanthropy Officer for Rhode Island Public Health Institute, where he oversaw all fundraising and communications functions and spearheaded building an individual giving fundraising strategy.

“We are thrilled to have Kyle joining ONE|NB. Kyle’s extensive experience and dedication to the Rhode Island community aligns directly with our values at ONE|NB, making him an incredible fit for our organization,” said Jennifer Hawkins, President and CEO of ONE|NB.

As Vice President of Resource Development & Communications, McKendall will contribute to ONE|NB’s growth and advancement of its strategic goals by developing and executing all aspects of the organization’s fundraising and communications strategies.

“I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to join an organization focused on affordable housing and community development as it is at the forefront of some of the most important conversations happening in our state and regionally,” said Kyle McKendall, Vice President of Resource Development & Communications at ONE|NB. “Throughout my career, I have remained dedicated to a community-based communications approach, prioritizing clear, direct, and effective communication and conversation. I am grateful for the opportunity to bring my expertise to an organization whose work aligns directly with my values.”

McKendall graduated from Johnson & Wales University where he received his BS in Marketing and AS in Advertising Communications. McKendall served as the board chair of Options Magazine, a nonprofit magazine providing resources to the LGBTQ+ community and was a member of The Rhode Island Urban Debate League Board of Directors.

Headshot of McKendall is attached above.

ABOUT ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS: ONE Neighborhood Builders (ONE|NB) is a nonprofit community development leader that improves lives across Rhode Island by building homes and connecting communities. They use their 35 years of practical experience in the housing and community development fields to test new ideas and challenge entrenched systems. ONE|NB is the convening entity of Central Providence Opportunities: A Health Equity Zone (CPO-HEZ), a place-based collective impact initiative of more than 60 stakeholders across the nine neighborhoods of Central Providence. CPO-HEZ advances the shared vision for greater health and economic equity in the 02908 and 02909 zip codes.

Media Contact (for ONE|NB)
Mike Raia, Half Street Group | 401.340.9425