With more than 20 years of nonprofit advancement and community outreach experience, Ellen’s professional success is founded on her enthusiasm for providing meaningful experiences for both charitable organizations and donors. A lifelong Philadelphian, Ellen earned her B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in educational psychology from Temple University. She began her development career at a national consulting firm as part of a team that provided strategic development, management and marketing solutions to nonprofit organizations. Ellen worked for 10 years at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in progressively more responsible positions, including leading its fundraising and communications efforts. Additionally, she has held leadership positions at a youth education organization, and an international organization that promotes women’s economic independence.