Professional Experience

A career development professional, Carol Pribulka, CFRE, has almost thirty years of education and experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. Carol has direct experience with organizations of all types and sizes; including arts and culture, independent and higher education, and health care organizations, developing unique programs to meet their needs.  Her expertise has been cultivated through leading programs in strategic planning, identifying and cultivating donor markets, major and principal gift programs, foundation relations and proposal writing, board development, and communications.

Carol raised more than $25M over 12 years at Georgetown University Medical Center’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.  At Inova Health, she collaborated with a team that raised more than $76M since 2010 for the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute.  She led teams at both organizations and has been highly successful hiring fundraisers with potential and then training, mentoring and managing them to success.  She worked with internal and external constituents composed of executives, volunteers, donors, colleagues, and organizational leadership to plan and execute development strategies. Her success is built on developing trusting relationships through listening to constituents’ needs and goals, creating realistic plans and building capacity to achieve them.

Carol became a Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management Consultant in 2015. She provides services to clients with local, national and international constituents in health care, arts and culture, advocacy and education. She is also a trainer for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she trains and coaches development officers, nonprofit leadership and board members.

Carol has a B.A. in Mass Communications from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University, and Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.  She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

She has been a member of the board at Redeemer Lutheran Church in McLean Virginia, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Pediatric Advisory Board. She is currently a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Georgetown University’s Racial Equity Working Group.