Rachel D. Stalcup
Chief Development Officer
As chief development officer, Rachel is a member of The Education Trust leadership team, working to strengthen the movement for education equity and bolstering the Ed Trust’s impact by creating and executing a diversified fundraising plan that increases revenue.
Prior to joining Ed Trust, Rachel served as the national director of resource development with Goodwill Industries International, an organization that empowers job seekers by training them for future careers. In her role at Goodwill, Rachel helped to raise more than $121 million in grant funds over three years. She also provided capacity building and training opportunities to development teams at 161 Goodwill member organizations across North America to support local community resource development.
Rachel has a Master of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago; a Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from Middlebury College’s Madrid campus; and a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University.
What are people most surprised to learn about you?
I have lived in four other countries: Spain, France, Brazil, and Egypt.
What drew you to education?
I was fortunate enough to have my own public school education and higher education experiences unlock new worlds for me. As a nonprofit professional dedicated to helping people achieve their full potential, I see no better way to help people become who they were meant to be than through access to quality education.