Cynthia Pritchard has over 30 year’s executive planning, administration, communications and programmatic experience in the nonprofit and private sectors. She has a degree in Psychology/Business with an emphasis in Personnel Administration from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Pritchard has served as executive staff for United Way of Greater Augusta, Workforce Plus (regional Department of Labor office); ACS, Department of Medicaid Services - customer call center; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; American Red Cross; Nationwide Insurance and Highland Manor Nursing Home. She is considered a strategic thought leader in the areas of workforce development, early childhood, youth career development, adult education, civic engagement, volunteerism, health care, public policy, mental health, and arts/culture/historic preservation. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, raising over 7.5 million dollars as a professional and volunteer. She was named to Who’s Who of Business Professionals in 1994. In 1998, she was selected by the DAR as the Outstanding Woman under 35 in Pennsylvania. She has served board member and leader of multiple local, state and national nonprofit organizations ranging from health care, arts and culture, historic preservation, youth development, and aging. She has done critical work galvanizing effective coalitions and partnerships through her orientation to collaborative processes and inclusion based mindset. She has developed and implemented fund development programs, community impact models, and provided strategic and operational direction for multiple organization. She has developed and taught coursework/seminars nationwide on grant writing, fundraising, outcome measurement, collaboration, and collective impact, volunteer engagement, advocacy for social workers, employee onboarding, board development, and conflict resolution.
Christina Marconi is a native Delawarean who made the leap into the non-profit world in 2005. She comes to Philanthropy Delaware from the International Literacy Association (ILA), where she served as Project Manager for Education and Research. In that role, Christina shepherded the development of both a professional learning program for district practitioner cohorts, as well as the recently launched Intensives program, a geographically-based event series for literacy professionals. She also strategically re-visioned many short and long term projects and project-related practices, including the annual Board of Directors election, leading the project’s cross-functional phase teams, increasing nominations tenfold, and nearly tripling voter turnout for the Association’s 30K+ members. Before that, Christina served as ILA’s Special Projects Manager for Executive and Board, where she worked with ILA’s leadership and Board Officers to support governance initiatives, produce reporting, and liaise with Board-appointed committees and task forces; oversaw logistics for Board, committee, and task force events and gatherings; and managed the Administrative Support Team. Prior to arriving at ILA, Christina spent several years at the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, and before that served in roles at both W.L. Gore & Associates and E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.