Shannon Rolbiecki is a dynamic and strategic professional fundraiser who employs creativity, in-depth analysis, and effective systems in her approach to fund development. Throughout her career, Ms. Rolbiecki has managed all aspects of Development – individual giving, institutional giving, events, and capital campaign fundraising.
Currently, Ms. Rolbiecki is the Senior Director of Advancement at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) where she leads a team of staff and volunteer fundraisers working to set the organization on sure financial footing through a transformational capital campaign. While working toward the $140M capital campaign goal, Ms. Rolbiecki also oversees all individual fundraising at the MSO – from direct mail and tele-funding to major gifts and planned giving – raising over $3M, annually.
Previously, Ms. Rolbiecki served as the first Director of Development at Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE) where she built the systems and structure necessary for ongoing effective fundraising. Prior to that, she worked as the Senior Manager of Individual Giving at the MSO where she managed a portfolio of high-end donors while also creating departmental operations plans and implementing standards of procedure to streamline the organization’s approach to individual giving. Ms. Rolbiecki began her career in Development at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) where she managed many aspects of fundraising from grant writing and events to major gifts development.
Ms. Rolbiecki attended the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (NYC), as well as the Mannes College of Music at the New School (NYC), majoring in Vocal Performance. She received a Certificate of Professional Fundraising from Boston College in 2014. Ms. Rolbiecki is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.