Rachel is an experienced nonprofit leader whose areas of expertise include business development, fundraising, and philanthropic advising. Prior to joining Founders Pledge, she was the Director of Donor Engagement for Silicon Valley Community Foundation where she led a team responsible for partnering with donors to develop, refine, and implement their charitable goals and connect with high-impact nonprofits. Rachel has also overseen fundraising and board engagement in the arts and education sectors, including at Alonzo King LINES Ballet and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of Barnard College in New York.Rachel enjoys trying new recipes, time in nature, ceramics, yoga, and the thrill of live performances.
Q&A with Rachel
Q: If you could choose anyone famous (real or fictional) to have dinner with who would they be and why?
My current pick would be the author Ann Patchett because of the way her writing taps into the truth and beauty of the human experience.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A wing walker - my dad and brother were both pilots.
Q: If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?
I love Tina Fey and would be honored if she played me in whatever genre best blends her self-deprecating humor on 30 Rock with the lasting friendships and 90s nostalgia in her show Girls5eva.