Meet The Arabella Team

Molly Quish

Senior Director

Molly Quish is a senior director on Arabella’s Partner Solutions team. In this role, she supports the various nonprofits that Arabella manages, primarily the New Venture Fund and the Hopewell Fund, both 501(c)(3) public charities, and helps philanthropists incubate and launch public interest projects, donor collaboratives, and grantmaking programs. For example, she oversees the management of a $100 million grantmaking fund, supporting work across a vast array of impact areas both internationally and domestically. Molly also manages a multimillion-dollar higher education scholarship program, numerous donor collaboratives, and other grantmaking projects.

Molly has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. Before joining Arabella, Molly worked as the assistant director of partner relations at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, where she worked with both the Illinois and Florida state boards of education in the implementation of a school assessment and improvement planning initiative, impacting thousands of public schools across the two states. Previously, Molly worked at the Rotary Foundation, where she served on the management team that designed and implemented a three-year pilot of a new grant model to fund larger, higher-impact projects. Through her work, she designed grant resources, reporting materials, and eligibility criteria, and oversaw the administration of its international grantmaking portfolio.

Molly has a BA in communications from DePaul University.

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