Senior Consultant

With more than 20 years of demonstrated success in raising major gifts and advancing organizational goals, Teresa’s accomplishments span a range of nonprofit engagements – large and small; global and local. With extensive experience in nonprofit leadership, annual giving, planned giving and major gifts fundraising, Teresa brings a diverse and seasoned expertise to the McDonald Schaefer team.  Prior to joining McDonald Schaefer, she served as the Executive Director and VP of Advancement at the Oakwood Foundation; the Director of Philanthropy at the Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin; and the Director of Development at the University of Wisconsin Foundation.  Her capital campaign successes have spanned several sectors, including higher education, environmental welfare, healthcare and social services.  Teresa prides herself on her results-oriented, collaborative management and communication style, and is passionate about building productive donor and community partnerships.

Teresa earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MBA from Edgewood College, and holds a variety of memberships, including to TEMPO Madison.  She lives in Waunakee with her husband and two daughters.