Mary Cooney comes to Schultz & Williams with more than 20 years of fundraising achievements both as a member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation team and as a consultant to nonprofits. Mary is described as engaging, energetic and passionate by donors, colleagues and development leadership.

While a member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Mary’s broad range of experience included increasing the membership of two recognition societies by over 120% each, managing an annual fund team that raised more than $6 million annually and establishing the grateful patient family and alumni programs. As a director of development, Mary successfully cultivated, solicitated and stewarded major, leadership and planned gifts. She worked closely with program leaders and clinical staff to achieve a strong culture of philanthropy within the organization.

As an independent consultant, Mary helped build an individual gift program for the HEADstrong Foundation whose mission is to provide free housing for families who travel to the Philadelphia region for cancer treatments. She also worked with the Wayne Senior Center to establish best practices for many aspects of fundraising.

Mary is a graduate of Peirce College and lives in Havertown, PA with her husband.