Shelby L. Nielsen

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Development Manager



Shelby Nielsen works to devise and execute strategies to meet fundraising goals; build and maintain relationships with donors and prospective donors, and oversee the planning and implementation of fundraising events.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Shelby served on the fundraising team for the New Jersey Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Early on in her career, she worked for The Juilliard School and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Shelby’s experience includes providing thought leadership on fundraising strategies, building strong relationships with donors, and overseeing events from planning to execution.

Member - Association of Fundraising Professionals

MS - Nonprofit Management, Columbia University
BS - Arts Administration, Wagner College