As Chief Development Officer, Caitlyn is responsible for leading strategic development and execution of Per Scholas’ funding model. Her team supports every Per Scholas market to create multi-faceted relationships with donors, corporate foundations, private foundations and government agencies to power Per Scholas’ mission and growth.
Caitlyn joined Per Scholas in April 2017 as Executive Vice President, Development and member of the National Leadership Team. Since joining Per Scholas, Caitlyn has built a high-impact team of development professionals who support Per Scholas’ 14 markets, successfully doubled philanthropic and government revenue, and increased individual donations by 60%. Additionally, Caitlyn has been pivotal in launching and raising more than half of the needed funds for Per Scholas’ $31M growth capital campaign which will fuel the organization’s expansion to new cities across the country and sustainably increase capacity to enroll 4,000 new students/year by 2023.
Before joining Per Scholas, Caitlyn was Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at CAMBA, where she was responsible for resource development, government affairs, communications and program evaluation. Caitlyn has more than 15 years of experience in the public and non-profit sector, including as Director of Policy and Communications at NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and Director of Research and Policy at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment. She has expertise in fundraising and communications, program evaluation and design, research, policy advocacy, and organizational development. Caitlyn has worked across diverse policy domains, including asset building, housing, workforce and youth development. Caitlyn has been an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at New York University since 2005, and developed and taught a graduate level course on Wealth and Inequality. Caitlyn earned her Master’s in Public Administration at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and three children.