Marianne’s deep campaign experience, particularly with feasibility and planning studies, donor research and strategy, advancement operations, systems and data analysis, provides essential support to the MPK&D team.
Marianne has held positions of increased responsibility in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She worked in public accounting at Price Waterhouse and in the corporate audit department of the H. J. Heinz Company prior to being promoted into financial management in Heinz’s Foodservice division. After earning her MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Marianne worked for P&G in brand management on the Charmin bath tissue brand. After years of active volunteerism and leveraging her corporate experience, Marianne switched careers, entering the field of nonprofit consulting.
Marianne has led and been actively involved in many capital and annual fund campaigns raising in excess of $30 million for various nonprofits.
She was a campaign executive director for CCS Fundraising, a global nonprofit consulting firm that specializes in fundraising campaigns, having conducted capital campaigns for Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, The League for People with Disabilities (Baltimore), and St. Joseph Medical Center (where she also served as director of development; also in the Baltimore area). As an independent consultant, Marianne has worked with clients ranging from Notre Dame of Maryland University (Baltimore), St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, Talbert House (Cincinnati) to Wide Horizons for Children (Boston) and the P&G Alumni Foundation (global).
Marianne and her husband, Nataraj, reside in Hopkinton, Mass. and are the proud parents of three daughters.