As a non-profit professional, Helen has over 25 years of experience working in the arts and culture, education, environmental and faith-based sectors. She has helped organizations surpass their fundraising and programmatic goals by implementing strategic plans and metrics-driven programs focused on major gifts, annual fund, endowments, capital campaigns and government funding.

Prior Experience 

Most recently Helen served as Director of Institutional Advancement for the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where she increased overall giving, leading the organization to achieve unprecedented goals for the institution. In her prior position, she served as Major Gifts Officer at the Germantown Friends School. A trained musician and former artists manager, Helen has given workshops at the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale School of Music and the Juilliard School, among other leading music schools. 

Client Experience:

  • Academy of Vocal Arts
  • Germantown Friends School
  • Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Audubon Society
  • Samsung Entertainment
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Carnegie Hall


Bachelors of Music – Juilliard School of Music