Kathleen Grealish is a Washington, D.C.-based senior consultant with Schultz & Williams. She brings 20 years of fundraising and nonprofit experience to the firm, serving a wide range of clients including public health, international development, conservation and children’s causes.
Kathleen began her career at Oxford Health Plans as a business project manager. From there, she gained valuable development experience during her five years as a fundraiser with United Way of New York City. During her tenure with United Way, she succeeded in a variety of fundraising specialties including corporate relations, donor communications, foundation giving, workplace campaigns, major and individual giving, and database management programs.
For 12 years, Kathleen worked with Changing Our World, a philanthropic services company based in New York City. Her main areas of focus were campaign design and management, fundraising launches for new organizations and major gifts programs. In addition to direct client services, Kathleen led business development efforts for the international accounts team. While working at Changing Our Work, she also had the opportunity to work as lead fundraiser for two clients, and in a consulting capacity for many others including: The Global Fund for Children, Doctors Without Borders, United Way Worldwide, The Apollo Theater, Sabin Vaccine Institute, The Smithsonian Institute, Smile Train, Operation Smile, and God’s Love We Deliver. She transitioned to chief Development Officer at UsAgainstAlzheimer’s in 2016.
Kathleen has managed her own consultancy for the past three years, providing strategic advice, campaign counsel and communications support to Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World, World Economic Forum, National College of Education at National Louis University and Great Whale Conservancy, to name a few.
Kathleen’s strength as a consultant is her ability to help organizations set ambitious and aggressive goals while keeping true to their own DNA and culture. She makes and keeps positive working relationships and is committed to delivering a high-quality work product every time. Ever the pragmatist, Kathleen is also adept at helping organizations tackle the toughest part of a campaign–how to knit it all together and make it happen.