Rebecca Schultz is a fundraiser and administrator with two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her work with Schultz & Williams has included contracts with Arch Street Meeting House, Philabundance, Reading Terminal Market and Steppingstone Scholars.
Rebecca’s development work is notable for effective collaborations with program staff and leadership in developing programmatic and fundraising strategies and for her skill in raising funds for programming across the arts, media, education and social services sectors.
Before joining S&W, she served as development director for Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley, CA, where she was responsible for raising more than $800,000 annually in individual contributions, grants funding and gala proceeds. She also helped launch a campaign for Aurora’s 25th anniversary.
As development director at San Francisco’s Bay Area Video Coalition, Rebecca more than doubled individual contributions in two years for programs including youth media training, tech-focused workforce development, public access television and support for documentary filmmakers. Rebecca also served on the foundations and government support team at KQED Public Media for Northern California and was responsible for foundations funding at Community Works, an arts, social services and criminal justice reform organization based in Oakland, CA.
Before she shifted her focus to fundraising, Rebecca managed arts and education programs for Community Works West, Young Audiences of Northern California and California Lawyers for the Arts. She is also a visual artist and arts educator, working most recently with Mural Arts Philadelphia.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.A. in education from San Francisco State University. A native of Pittsburgh, Rebecca recently returned to Pennsylvania after 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She lives in Melrose Park with her husband and three stepchildren.