Monica is a fundraiser specializing in Advancement Services, Donor Relations and Prospect Management with over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management. Current and recent clients include the City of Los Angeles-Office of the Mayor, Palomar Health Foundation, and Harvey Mudd College. Previously she spent 10 years in advancement services leadership roles at the Marshall School of Business and the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California developing best-practice donor databases, establishing prospect management and stewardship programs, and managing large-scale university conferences and fundraising events.
Preceding her fundraising career, Monica spent a decade as the Executive Director of the AIGA-LA, the professional association for design and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles. In partnership with volunteer boards, she developed educational programs, established fundraising and sponsorship events, doubled membership, mentored artists, and produced major exhibitions and catalogues. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts from California State University Northridge, and a Master’s degree from University of Southern California.