In her 16 years with CapDev, Clare’s role has grown to include not only the primary responsibility for the company’s business development, but also philanthropic research and trend tracking to enhance understanding of the social sector among our clients and the nonprofits throughout our region. Clare has given hundreds of presentations, sharing expertise in teaching philanthropy.
Having held positions in nonprofit management since the early 1990s, she has served in staff and volunteer roles in marketing and development with several nonprofits and provided consulting services to elevate the work of nonprofits for over 30 years. Her introduction to the nonprofit sector began as a student at North Carolina State University when she founded the Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, still a thriving organization.
Clare is a graduate of N.C. State University and is an avid volunteer, including serving as Chair of N.C. State University’s Institute for Nonprofits Advisory Board; Chair of UNC School of the Arts Board of Visitors, and BRAVO! Founder & Chair; Chair of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at N.C. State University; as well as service on local boards including Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Control Ministries, YMCA Camp Hanes, AFP Triad Chapter, the Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and as an ordained Elder at First Presbyterian Church, Hickory. Clare was named to the Triad Business Journal’s “40 Leaders Under 40” in 2008 and was awarded Distinguished Alumna of the Year for the College of Humanities at NC State University in 2021.