Alysha Catalano is a senior analyst on Arabella’s Consulting team. Working out of the firm’s San Francisco office, she works with family, corporate, and institutional clients on a range of projects, including developing grant-making strategies, implementing and evaluating programs, and overseeing donor collaboratives to advance common goals. Her recent work includes managing a major education initiative to support teacher development across the country, and supporting a nationwide collaborative of funders in their efforts to improve early childhood education systems and outcomes. Though her portfolio is wide-ranging, much of her work at Arabella has focused on education.
Prior to joining Arabella, Alysha held numerous fundraising roles in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she was responsible for strategy and project management, with a focus on communications and events, at a San Francisco-based nonprofit that works to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact. There, she managed events and maximized fundraising potential by implementing a new corporate sponsorship strategy that resulted in record-breaking fundraising levels.
Alysha graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a BA in sociocultural linguistics. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In her spare time, Alysha serves on the Young Professionals Council of Project Open Hand, an organization focused on using food as medicine to heal the critically ill and elderly in the Bay Area community.