When she joined Schultz & Williams in 1996, Shirley Trauger brought 19 years of successful development and management experience to the firm. Her prior work with cultural and educational institutions includes heading the fundraising programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Center, International House of Philadelphia and Moore College of Art (Philadelphia). She was also the executive director of Cheltenham Center for the Arts (Cheltenham, PA).
Shirley works with S&W clients to ensure their success and growth through such critical development assignments as preparation for capital campaigns, campaign feasibility studies, and development assessments and plans based on in-depth understanding of each organization’s goals and its unique history and situation. Her expertise also includes multi-day fundraising training as well as interim staffing of clients’ development programs and campaigns. Building a culture of philanthropy within nonprofit organizations that are just beginning to implement a structured fundraising program is a particular interest of Shirley’s.
Shirley’s clients include: Philabundance, Livengrin Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, Fairmount Water Works, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust, Easter Seals Southeastern Pennsylvania, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates, Fringe-Arts, Community College of Philadelphia, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania Hospital and numerous public broadcasting stations around the country.
Shirley has a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.