Rebecca is responsible for building partnerships, engagement, relationships and resources for YMCAs to strengthen communities. She has administrative oversight over Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships, Marketing and Communications and Grantmaking and Strategic Events at Y-USA.
Rebecca is a 30-year fundraising veteran who has long operated at the intersection of organizational strategy and increasing financial resource. She served in organizational leadership roles with Panthera and The Nature Conservancy and capital campaign leadership roles with Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Highlights of her professional experience include creating networks to enable increased fundraising in complex organizations — increasing return to The Nature Conservancy by $120M annually over 4 years — opening new global markets for fundraising and enabling the fundraising success of volunteer leaders, which is a personal passion. She has personally closed more than $250M in philanthropic gifts.
Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Barnard College and completed The Nature Conservancy’s Sawhill Fellowship at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.