The best part of my professional work is, undoubtedly, working for the populations we serve to experience the influence of philanthropy and its impact on their community.

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Rachel holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and has served as a fundraising professional for more than a decade. Her experience spans across the nonprofit sector and her expertise includes major gift strategy and implementation, pipeline and prospect development, and development operations and staffing design. Rachel has demonstrated the ability to navigate complex relationships, systemize functions to deliver key outcomes, and lead multidisciplinary teams to produce results. Her work at CCS includes feasibility and planning studies, campaign management, development professional onboarding, board training, and interim development management.  She is mission driven and a true believer in the power of philanthropy. Rachel has supported, managed, or led more than 10 development teams and campaigns to raise nearly $200 million in New England and New York.

In addition to supporting her clients, Rachel leads Accelerate, a mid-level leadership program on CCS’s Northeast U.S. team, and serves on the Working Parents Committee and Anti-Racism Circle. Outside of CCS, Rachel holds board positions with Women in Development Greater Boston and DREAM. Rachel is a Cape Cod native and now resides in Boston with her husband, daughter, and their dog.

select client partners

  • Boston Latin Academy
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
  • Central Maine Healthcare
  • Champlain College
  • Dublin School
  • Lawrence Academy
  • The National Women’s Hall of Fame
  • New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund (NCF)
  • Northeastern University
  • The Preservation Society of Newport County
  • Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation


Massachusetts Philanthropic Landscape 2021

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