O’Neil A.S. Outar is the Executive Vice President of Advancement for The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), overseeing communications, fundraising, marketing, and public affairs. Prior to joining GBFB, O’Neil spent 30 years in senior fundraising and engagement management roles at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, the University of Alberta, MIT, and Tufts University. Among his accomplishments, he has led or played leadership roles in campaigns ranging from $9 billion to $500 million and established the fundraising framework for signature programs in cancer research, energy, global partnerships, graduate education, and student leadership development. Currently a Special Adviser to The Guyana Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board for the Harvard Data Sciences Review, and an Advisor to Project Citizenship, O’Neil was a past member of the Board of Directors for Project Citizenship, trustee of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, a Commonwealth Study Conference Leader, a Ditchley Scholar, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Knowledge Advisory Group, and an MIT Leader-to-Leader Fellow. A first-generation college graduate, O’Neil was born in New Amsterdam, Guyana, and is named in honor of his father’s favorite Australian cricketer, Norman O’Neill. He was educated in Brooklyn (N.Y.), New Hampshire, and Massachusetts and holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts, both from Tufts University.

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