Through her work with NGOs, individual philanthropists, schools, CSR programs and private foundations, Patricia Schaefer brings a wealth of experience to every assignment.
Before starting her own firm in 2015, Patricia was a senior director at CCS Fundraising. She spent a school year in Beirut, Lebanon working with International College to implement an $84 million fundraising campaign and later served as campaign counsel with Tony Blair's Africa Governance Initiative.
Closer to home, Patricia is Managing Director of the Rauch Foundation, where she previously headed up the environmental grant making program. She is now working with the staff and board on strategy and overseeing the foundation's grant making initiatives in the areas of children and families, leadership and the environment.
Patricia began her career at Morgan Stanley, where she initiated the company's first strategic giving programs and, as part of the firm's global expansion, worked to launch the Morgan Stanley International Foundation. While there, she served as a board member of Philanthropy New York and other funding collaboratives.
At the Goldman Family Foundation, she worked with trustees to broker a partnership between a national healthcare coalition and leading biotech company to bring low-income women into a breast cancer clinical trial.
At the Cooke Center for Learning and Development, Patricia served on the school's executive leadership team, guided the school's rebranding efforts and led a multimillion dollar campaign to acquire two new buildings and expand programming.
Outside the office, Patricia is a writer for Nonprofit Quarterly and a professor at Suffolk Community College, where she teaches writing to English language learners. She is a founding board member of The India Group, a trustee of the Westhampton Beach Historical Society and chair of the Westhampton Beach Conservation Advisory Council, where she is working with other council members on land preservation and water initiatives.