Principal Fundraising Consultant
Born and raised a Louisiana girl, Marcie grew up in Baton Rouge and graduated from Louisiana State University, home of the undefeated 2019 national champions in football. Marcie now resides in Memphis, TN, where she enjoys sitting being “outdoorsy” by drinking with friends on patios. She is a proud aunt to 4 awesome nieces & nephews and is an avid photographer. She enjoys traveling, spending quality time with her family and friends and writing bios that sound like they belong on dating apps.
What cause are you passionate about?
Alzheimer’s research is near and dear to my heart, having lost 2 grandmothers to the disease. There are so many others (pediatric cancer, hunger, homelessness), but that is the one that hits the closest to home.
What was the first big thing you bought with your own money?
I remember buying my first nice DSLR camera. I was so excited when it arrived. I’ve upgraded equipment a few times since then and every time, I’m just as eager to test it out.
Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
I usually end up spending most of my vacations visiting family or friends in Louisiana, Virginia, Arkansas and South Carolina. I love the beauty of the mountains, but I’m a ski-school drop-out. My favorite vacation moment is sitting on a balcony overlooking the ocean, sipping coffee or a glass of wine while listening to the waves.
If you had a time machine, what would you do?
I would go back to the late 80s, elementary school age, back to when my great-grandparents were still alive and my grandparents were in their prime. I would try to recapture all of those memories that have faded over time.
Have you ever won a contest?
The first contest I ever won was a holiday drawing at the age of 3 or 4. My mom entered my name at a local gift store for a drawing for a 5 ft overstuffed reindeer named Rodney. It was probably 5x my size and I just loved it. We brought it out every Christmas and now, I have a mini Rodney as part of my own holiday décor.
Marcie joined the Charity Dynamics team in 2020 after 15+ years as a front-line fundraising and national events & campaign director. She started her career in fundraising with 10+ years at a world-renowned children’s hospital, where she ran local fundraising events, managed national volunteer partnership and launched their national walk program. Most recently, she spent 5+ years as the Director of Chapter Fundraising Events with Make-A-Wish America, where she provided strategy, support & training to 60 chapters on the full event portfolio – walks, school fundraising, an endurance hiking program and galas & social events. Now at Charity Dynamics, she enjoys partnering with her clients and providing strategic guidance and analysis to help them optimize and grow their peer-to-peer fundraising events & campaigns.