Mary Hutchinson

Senior Strategist & Philanthropic Writer


Mary Hutchinson is a senior strategist and philanthropic writer with nearly 20 years of leadership in the nonprofit sector. As a consultant, Hutchinson has provided fundraising expertise and grant making support to community based organizations as well as some of the nation’s largest nonprofits and foundations.

Hutchinson has a distinguished track record in managing multi-million dollar corporate and foundation relationships, grant making, and development department leadership. Prior to becoming a consultant, Hutchinson served as Deputy Development Officer/Vice President, Philanthropy Operations for Feeding America. In this role, she managed multi-faceted relationships with the organization’s top corporate and foundation partners. She also led the organization’s multi-million dollar grant making team as well as philanthropy operations.

She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, specializing in nonprofit management. Hutchinson is based in Chicago. 

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