Tracey Thurston-Davis came to Pontifex after a 15 year career in nonprofit development and management.
She has served in numerous capacities with non-profit organizations, as a development director, consultant, and volunteer.
specializes in conducting capital campaigns; major gift cultivation and solicitation; research and preparation of grant proposals; and board development.
Prior to joining Pontifex, Tracey served as Development Director for the Okizu Foundation (
Tracey has also served as a consultant to numerous nonprofit organizations in
for whom she
has created major gift programs, provided grantwriting services, and implemented new board governance strategies.
Tracey has extensive experience in corporate fundraising.
She served as a staff member of
the United Way
in New York City
, and designed and implemented the American Cancer Society of New York City's
first corporate relations department.
After relocating to Northern California, she worked as a consultant and campaign advisor for United Way in
Tracey earned a bachelor's degree in communications from
. Tracey is a member of the National Society of Public Administrators, and National Committee on Planned Giving.
She is a member of the Tiburon-Belvedere Rotary Club and serves as the Club's International Services Chair.
Tracey is founder and President of the California Oral History Project.