Rachel is a dynamic development professional and creative producer, with a passion for intersectional politics. As a creative thinker, she believes firmly in the fusion of art and advocacy as a powerful force of social change, and in the platform of storytelling to inspire restorative action.
Since joining I.G., Rachel has worked extensively across all three of the firm’s services and managed its primary philanthropic clients. She is also the producer and voice behind I.G.’s podcast, What Donors Want (aka I.G.’s Roz from Frasier). While still a part of the team, Rachel’s primary place of work is I.G.’s sister company, Lightful – a creative technology consultancy that helps beyond-profits transform how they do digital. With her expertise of both the UK and US philanthropic marketplaces, Rachel advises Lightful’s client portfolio on how to build resilience and sustainability through their suite of bespoke products, and manages the many projects that sit between the two companies.
Previously, Rachel was a major gifts fundraiser in New York (the Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Housing Works) – and has worked on everything from multi-million-dollar performing arts capital campaigns to community-based fundraising for HIV/AIDS. Her other hats include creative producer, and in 2015 she produced the hit show, pomme is french for apple, at The Public Theater in New York, which landed the number one slot on Time Out New York’s Hot List.
Originally from Canada, Rachel graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she earned an honours BFA in Drama with Minors in Producing and Applied Theatre (now she MCs for Sofar Sounds to get her music fix). She approaches her work from an international perspective, and hopes to spend her life creating platforms for important voices to be seen and celebrated.Read More