Chris Whitford

CEO

Avail NYC

Chris Whitford is the CEO and a Founding Member of Avail NYC, a non-profit which has served NYC and beyond for over 25 years. Chris was a 2021 Praxis Fellow, and a panelist at the 2022 Praxis Summit in Napa, CA. She’s been featured on several podcasts, and speaks frequently at events geared towards nonprofit and ministry leaders, including Lead.NYC’s Movement Day initiative. Chris recently contributed an essay in The City for God, a collection honoring Tim Keller's work. A graduate of Brown University, Chris has held leadership roles within Columbia University's Christian Union and Cru, and currently serves on the President’s Council for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Chris and her husband are residents of the Upper West Side and members of Redeemer Lincoln Square.

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