Overview

Eileen is a development professional with more than twenty years of experience providing strategic counsel and compelling content to nonprofit organizations seeking to advance their missions, raise funds, and plan for future success.

In her work with S&W, Eileen has written a variety of materials for countless zoos, cultural organizations, educational institutions, and healthcare systems.

Eileen takes great enjoyment in helping nonprofit organizations tell their stories and define their goals with clear and convincing narratives that demonstrate their worthiness for support. Having majored in English at the University of Pennsylvania, Eileen has been fortunate to build on that strong foundation, forging a career doing something she loves for organizations that truly make a difference in the world.

Prior Experience

Eileen has gained expertise in development communications, including writing cases for support, mission statements, grant proposals, campaign planning studies, and strategic plans.

Eileen has also supported several nonprofit organizations through interim staffing assignments.  She recently served as interim executive director at the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC), providing strategic direction and ensuring a smooth leadership transition while advancing programmatic priorities and achieving fundraising goals.  At Wills Eye Hospital, Eileen served as an interim writer and special projects consultant, drafting development materials, writing grant proposals, and supporting the development team in planning and executing special events. While interim development director at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, Eileen created a development plan, directed the fundraising programs, and wrote grants. She also provided comprehensive development consulting and grant writing services for Philadelphia Academies, Inc.

Recent S&W Clients

  • Wills Eye Hospital
  • Northwest Arena
  • Baton Rouge Zoo
  • Jackson Zoo
  • Lenape Valley Foundation
  • Mote Aquarium
  • Reid Park Zoo
  • Schuylkill River Heritage Area
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Jackson Zoo

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in English – University of Pennsylvania