Carolyn Wisniewski, Chief Development Officer
Carolyn Wisniewski brings more than 20 years of experience in development and nonprofit management to her role as chief development officer at SPCA Tampa Bay. She has worked with organizations ranging in size from small private institutions to large national associations. At SPCA Tampa Bay, Wisniewski provides leadership and direction for development, marketing and community outreach activities, and special events.
Wisniewski began her career in development more than 20 years ago as a development director at the American Diabetes Association. During the span of her career, she has helped local chapters of such national nonprofits as the Arthritis Foundation, United Way, American Lung Association and American Heart Association to increase their revenue streams through such fundraising initiatives as special events, grants, workplace giving programs, corporate sponsorships and annual gifts.
Before joining SPCA Tampa Bay, Wisniewski was vice president of resource development at United Way of Brevard (Florida) where she ran the county’s $6 million annual workplace giving campaign with a team of four. Prior to United Way, Wisniewski spent four years as director of development with Trinity Preparatory School. In this role, she raised $2 million in capital campaign gifts in one year and $465,000 for the annual fund. Additionally, she secured more than $500,000 in major gifts from individual donors and increased parent participation in the annual fund from 49 percent to 64 percent.
Wisniewski is an active, long-time member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is active in the Suncoast Chapter. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Albright College.