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Consulting Associate, CommunityNexus Consulting, LLC, Fall Church, Virginiap hussey

Ms. Hussey has been working in the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years.  She has served as Director of Development and senior development executive with several professional organizations, consulting with dozens of organizations across the country in her capacity as a fundraising consultant.  Pat brings strong leadership and integrity to her work, with vision and creativity that translate into action and results.  She can synthesize a discussion into workable components, set and achieve goals, and bring a personal touch with a sense of humor to the work environment. Ms. Hussey held a Certified Fundraising Professional (C.F.R.E.) for more than seventeen years.

As a development executive, Ms. Hussey led capital campaigns from the conceptual stage and feasibility study to development and implementation. She specializes in major gift fundraising and has an extensive background in foundation and corporate fundraising, grant writing and special events.  She successfully completed a recent campaign for a local school raising more than $12 million and raised up to $5.5 million in annual contributions during her tenure as fundraising director.  Organizations where she has worked include Children's National Medical Center, American Diabetes Association, American Association of University Women, Holton-Arms School and WETA, among others.


In her capacity as a development and fundraising consultant, Ms. Hussey has traveled around the country working with a variety of organizations to implement major gifts fundraising initiatives and conducting feasibility studies. From feasibility to completion, Ms. Hussey's broad range of experience and expertise helps nonprofit organizations to evaluate capacity and to implement strategies to achieve fundraising success both for short-term objectives and long-range goals.  In addition to fundraising skills, Ms. Hussey has technical and public relations skills that can help communicate the importance and urgency of the mission to attract and secure support.  Ms. Hussey has a strong commitment to the nonprofit sector and describes such organizations as the "conscience" of our nation -- constantly moving issues and ideas forward to improve the quality of life.  


Ms. Hussey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Performance and Vocal Pedagogy at George Mason University.  She has always balanced a career in development with an active performing career.  Patricia Hussey is a professional Mezzo Soprano, having sung in more than 60 professional productions including with the Washington National Opera, Concert Opera and Wolf Trap Opera.  She is a cantor at Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Washington D.C. and a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists.  Ms. Hussey is also a voice teacher residing in Falls Church, Virginia.