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Chief Development Officer Washington, DC

The Education Trust has named Rachel Stalcup its next Chief Development Officer, effective January 2019. In this role, Rachel will be a key member of the Education Trust leadership team, working to strengthen the movement for education equity.

Rachel arrives at the Education Trust after serving as the national director of resource development with Goodwill Industries International. In her role at Goodwill, Rachel helped to raise more than $121 million in grant funds over three years. She also provided capacity building and training opportunities to development teams for 161 Goodwill member organizations across North America to support local community resource development.

Prior to her role at Goodwill, Rachel was a senior associate at PTB & Associates where she provided federal and foundation grant writing, research, and evaluation support to a variety of education-related clients. Previously, she served as director of development for Habitat for Humanity, (Bryan/College Station, TX) where she exceeded a $3 million annual fundraising goal that funded construction of 35 affordable houses over two years and infrastructure for a new subdivision, among other accomplishments. Rachel's extensive fundraising career also includes positions at Any Baby Can (Austin, TX) as major gifts manager; Erie Family Health Center (Chicago, IL) as a development specialist; and IES Abroad (Chicago, IL) as a senior program associate.

Rachel has a Master of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago; a Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from Middlebury College (Madrid, Spain); and a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Ericka Miller led this search with Keight Kennedy. 


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