Carla has spent nearly 20 years helping nonprofit education, and arts and culture organizations develop comprehensive fundraising programs. She brings experience building from the ground up as well as sustaining mature annual and leadership giving programs, planning and executing capital campaigns, identifying and soliciting major gift prospects, designing donor engagement programs, and overseeing donor database systems.
Prior to joining Schultz & Williams, Carla designed the leadership giving program at the Museum of the American Revolution, working in partnership with the Board and donor committee. In one year, she exceeded the leadership giving goal by 70%. She led the individual giving program at Sundance Institute in Los Angeles and the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Carla also spent time with the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England, and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Prior to that, Carla worked for several nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia, including The Philadelphia Education Fund, the Penn Museum, and the Philadelphia Art Alliance.
Carla was previously a consultant for Schultz & Williams and worked with a variety of clients, including the Museum of the American Revolution as campaign counsel and staffing for its successful $173 million capital campaign; as campaign staff for the Health Spark Foundation and its $5 million capital campaign for North Penn Commons; Peter’s Place as campaign staff for its $2 million capital campaign; A.J. Drexel Autism Institute developing a development plan; and strategic planning for the Center for Autism.
In addition to her work at Schultz & Williams, Carla serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Philadelphia Film Society and as a fundraising advisor to her daughter’s school, A Step Up Academy.
Carla is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.