Kimberly Peeler-Allen

Political Fundraising Expert and CAWP Visiting Practitioner

Kimberly Peeler-Allen has been working at the intersection of race, gender and politics for over 20 years. 

Kimberly is currently a Visiting Practitioner at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University where she serves as an advisor on CAWP’s ongoing research and election analysis, and guest lectures in various graduate and undergraduate courses. Kimberly is a Senior Advisor to New York State Attorney General Letitia James. 

Over the course of her career Kimberly has advised elected officials, candidates and organizations on fundraising, political strategy and coalition building to ensure that there are more diverse voices around decision making tables whether they are in elected bodies or civil society. 

In 2011, she co-founded Higher Heights, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to building Black women’s collective political power from the voting booth to elected office.  Higher Heights has helped drive the national narrative about the power of Black women voters and has inspired countless Black women to step into their power whether as voters, activists or elected leaders.

Kimberly serves as Board Chair of the Reproductive Freedom for All (previously known as NARAL Pro-Choice America), Co-Chair of Higher Heights for America PAC and is a board member of ActBlue, the ERA Coalition, and Fund for Women's Equality