Jessica Carswell has more than 15 years of experience in fund development. She specializes in building systems that support diverse fund development teams, empowering volunteer boards in peer-to-peer fundraising and developing engaging donor stewardship programs. She also brings expertise in communications and annual giving programs.
Prior to joining Accordant, Jessica led fund development programs in health care and higher education institutions including Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic and the University of Pennsylvania. While at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, Jessica developed regional strategies and plans for five hospitals including annual giving, pipeline development, stewardship and communications. She surpassed fundraising goals through thoughtful donor engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jessica has achieved certification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She has been an active conference planner and presenter with the Northeast Annual Giving Conference. Jessica also serves her local community as an elected member of the Abington Township Board of Commissioners. She holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in English from Penn State University.