Institutional Giving Manager

Rachel Bruce


Rachel Bruce joined the Fairmount Park Conservancy team in May 2022. In her role as Institutional Giving Manager, Rachel is responsible for managing and expanding a portfolio of more than 50 corporate, foundation, and government donors in support of the Conservancy’s work. As part of the Conservancy’s Development team, she researches new funding opportunities, builds relationships with potential partners and donors, develops grant applications and funding requests, and supports the execution of awarded grants and compliance with donor requirements.

Rachel graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2016 with a BS in Environmental Science and a minor in English. Prior to joining the Conservancy, she spent five years as an Environmental Scientist in the transportation industry, conducting wetland delineations and preparing environmental permits in accordance with State and Federal regulations. In her role at the Conservancy, Rachel unites her passion for environmental stewardship with her love of writing in support of Philadelphia’s parks. She is an avid reader, a frequent host and convener of friends and family, and loves to travel, hike, and spend time outdoors.