Program Management

Mary Cornelius

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Mary joined RIF in 2016 as the Junior Development Associate and currently serves as the Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships. In this role, she oversees a portfolio of corporate and foundation partners, providing superior account management and support in the project fulfillment of each partner’s program. Additionally, Mary actively prospects institutional and corporate foundations, manages grant applications, and cultivates relationships with key prospective foundations to grow support for RIF’s mission. Prior to RIF, Mary served as a Marketing Intern at MileOne AutoGroup in Towson, MD.

Mary holds a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Towson University.


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