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Cindy Clark has been the Director of Development Operations at the Southern Poverty Law Center since 2008. In this role she oversees a team of 23 staff who comprise the direct marketing production department, sustaining member program, donor stewardship, outreach, and gift processing. Cindy leverages creative print buying strategies to align with the programmatic and fundraising goals.

Cindy has more than 30 years of experience in direct mail and publishing. Before joining SPLC she was at Dream Foundation and Islands Media, both in Santa Barbara, California. She now lives and works in Montgomery, Alabama at the SPLC headquarters. She enjoys the slower pace of the southeast where she can raise chickens, grow plenty of vegetables, and paint in her spare time.

Founded in 1973, The Southern Poverty Law Center is a civil rights organization with a three-prong strategy of fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice.

Fighting Hate The SPLC is the premier U.S. non-profit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederatesracist skinheadsblack separatistsantigovernment militiasChristian Identity adherents and others.

We’re currently tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country. We publish investigative reports, train law enforcement officers and share key intelligence, and offer expert analysis to the media and public.

Teaching Tolerance Our Teaching Tolerance project combats prejudice among our nation’s youth while promoting equality, inclusiveness and equitable learning environments in the classroom. We produce an array of anti-bias resources that we distribute, free of charge, to educators across the country – award-winning classroom documentaries, lesson plans and curricula, Teaching Tolerance magazine, and more.

The SPLC stands up for the powerless, the exploited and other victims of discrimination and hate.

Seeking Justice For more than four decades, we’ve won landmark cases that brought systemic reforms in the Deep South.

We’ve toppled remnants of Jim Crow segregation and destroyed violent white supremacist groups. We’ve shattered barriers to equality for women, vulnerable children, the LGBT community and the disabled. We’ve protected migrant workers and immigrants from abuse, ensured the humane treatment of prisoners, reformed juvenile justice practices, and more.

Today, with a staff of more than 100 lawyers and advocates, we’re focused on impact litigation in these practice areas: Children’s RightsEconomic JusticeImmigrant JusticeLGBT Rights and Criminal Justice Reform.