Mary C. Lizzul brings to Schultz & Williams’s clients over 30 years of successful, hands-on development, management and consulting experience with nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

Mary recently rejoined S&W after serving as principal of MCL Consulting for 16 years. Prior to that, Mary served as Vice President of Schultz & Williams from 1998 to 2001, providing fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations in the region and nationally. Mary has helped nonprofits of all types improve their fundraising capacity and build more robust development programs, major gift efforts and campaigns. She has particular expertise in the areas of education (independent schools and universities), healthcare and human services.

Prior to consulting, Mary built a successful career in hands-on fundraising and development management at educational and health systems organizations including New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Allegheny University of the Health Sciences. Mary’s staff and management experience during this period included managing a $3.5 million annual fund; cultivating and soliciting major and leadership gifts; training and managing staff and volunteers during Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s $200 million campaign; and assessing, reorganizing and/or building more robust development operations to maximize fundraising.

Mary has a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and a master’s degree in public administration from New York University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She has also been a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners of Greater Philadelphia.

Mary has served on the planning committee of AFP’s Franklin Forum (now Compass Conference) and has been a guest lecturer at the Franklin Forum, the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI) at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, the Keystone Conference for Stewardship and Donor Relations and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management


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