Meet The Arabella Team

Emily Spector

Associate Director

Emily Spector is an associate director on the Managed Organizations team. Emily provides support to Arabella’s managed nonprofits, including the New Venture Fund, Windward Fund, and Hopewell Fund, 501(c)(3) organizations, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. With extensive experience in project management, development, and the nonprofit sector, Emily helps philanthropists incubate and launch public interest projects, donor collaboratives, and grant-making programs. She manages a portfolio of projects focused on a range of topics, including education, advocacy, and the environment.

Prior to joining Arabella, Emily spent nearly a decade working in fundraising in the nonprofit sector, raising funds for both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations focused on animals, conservation, education, advocacy, and women’s rights. Most recently, she was the associate director of events at NARAL Pro-Choice America, where she managed all Bay Area fundraising events and relationship management for two leadership donor councils, to raise funds to expand and protect reproductive freedom. Previously, Emily was a development officer at Women Employed, a Chicago-based nonprofit that works to promote the economic advancement of women, where she led fundraising campaigns and managed its annual fundraiser with 1,000 attendees.

Emily graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in health science, society, and policy and a minor in environmental studies, and she holds an MS in public service management from DePaul University.

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