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Rayanne Hawkins

Rayanne Hawkins

Business Operations Manager

I am passionate about improving the lives of the most vulnerable by implementing corporate strategies in a nonprofit setting to help evidence-based programs succeed. For me, Pay for Success is the perfect combination of private financing and scaling social good.


Rayanne Hawkins is the business operations manager for the Pay for Success Initiative in the Policy Advisory Group at the Urban Institute. She works on the help desk for Pay for Success training and technical assistance, and she tracks initiative goals and milestones. She received her MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she studied alternative financing for social programs.