KABOOM! Welcomes Pradnya Haldipur as New Vice President of Development

Bethesda, MD (September 20, 2023) · 

KABOOM!, the national nonprofit committed to ending playspace inequity for good, recently announced that Pradnya Haldipur has joined the senior leadership team as Vice President of Development, leading global fundraising and development strategy.

With more than 25 years of development and management experience in a variety of national and international settings, Pradnya has dedicated her career to uniting philanthropists, corporations, and foundations through strategic projects and priorities. In her new role at KABOOM!, she will lead the development team in their pursuit of driving resources to support key initiatives to achieve our mission, including our Community Playspace Programs, 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity, Playspace Inequity Prioritization Index (PIPI), public policy, and thought leadership.

Prior to joining KABOOM!, Pradnya served in fundraising roles at various organizations, including the Institute for Sustainable Communities,, and academic medical institutions such as Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, and Boston Children’s Hospital. Over the course of her career, she has raised more than $180M in private philanthropy and public grants to support research, capital projects, endowment, operations, and programmatic projects.

Pradnya was born in Mumbai, India but grew up in New Jersey. She resides in Silver Spring, MD, with her husband, two children, and three dogs.

KABOOM! is the national nonprofit committed to ending playspace inequity – the reality that quality places to play are not available to every child, especially in communities of color. Since 1996, KABOOM! has partnered with kids and communities to create or transform 17,000+ playspaces and ensure that nearly 12 million kids have equitable access to the crucial benefits and opportunities that playspaces offer. In 2022, KABOOM! launched the 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity, the $250 million plan to accelerate its mission in 25 high-priority locations over five years. Learn more at and join the conversation at,, and LinkedIn.