With over 30 years of progressive experience across industries, ranging from private organizations to international nonprofits, Kyle B. Rahn is an expert in leading high performing teams, strengthening donor and board relations and creating strategic plans with a fundraising focus. As the first female President of United Way of Southern Nevada, Kyle is passionate about providing cradle to career support and increasing revenue to help more families, children and individuals succeed. She’s intimately acquainted with leadership and development and working with and on behalf of those who need it most: the citizens of Clark County.
Most recently from the National Society of Black Engineers, Kyle was the first white female hire in the 45-year history of the organization. At NSBE, as the Senior Director of Fund Development she developed the entire fundraising strategy and moved the organization to a strategic partnership model resulting in organizational revenue growth of over 64%. Providing oversight to a $14M annual fundraising strategy, she worked to develop and expand the base of donors, corporations and foundations that provided support for the Society’s mission. Before joining NSBE, Kyle led programs and initiatives that raised more than $30 million annually as Vice President of Resource Development for United Way of the National Capital Area.
Kyle’s belief in the power of community is deeply rooted by her broad life experience and the United Way. Born into an entrepreneurial, community-minded family in Indiana, she watched her father and grandfather lead local United Way campaigns and saw the pivotal role that United Way played in the lives of their employees and the community.
After growing up in the family business, she ventured out to management positions in the tech sector then launched her own marketing company before deciding to put her passion for helping people to work. Kyle began her nonprofit journey as the Director of U.S. Development for Mercy Ships International in 2007. Her success led to a three-year tenure as Director of Development for Cultural Tourism DC, supporting the organization’s promotion of the diverse diplomatic cultures and heritage of Washington, D.C.
Kyle’s love of people and her passion for equity and inclusion have guided her work throughout her professional career. As President and CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada, she utilizes these attributes and her extensive experience to guide the organization’s cradle-to-career Community-based Agenda; overseeing its work with community partners to provide demonstrated measurable outcomes in early education, student success, post-secondary attainment and workforce supports. Always an involved citizen, Kyle continues to serve in numerous volunteer positions in the community.
United Way of Southern Nevada is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. United Way Worldwide is the largest nonprofit in the world, raising $5 billion annually in support of families and individuals in need.