Senior Consultant

Jacqueline Rossow

Jacqueline Rossow
Ruotolo Associates

Jacqueline’s entire career has been in the nonprofit arena. She has served a variety of arts, faith-based, educational and social service organizations in the New York City and San Diego areas. Jacqueline has worked to advance organizations from both an internal staff perspective and the consultancy side. Her broad range of experience includes serving organizations from large flagship arts institutions like Carnegie Hall in New York City, to major Catholic Educational Institutions like St. John’s University School of Law where she rose to the level of Assistant Dean for Development, as well as to both international and local social service nonprofits such as Burundi Friends International and La Colonia De Eden Gardens in San Diego.

Jacqueline’s background and skills are comprehensive, and include major gifts, bequests and planned giving, researching, drafting and creating executable annual fund plans, advancement assessments, management and budget reviews, grant writing, special events of all kinds, corporate and foundation giving. Jacqueline has excellent presentation skills and expertise in researching and developing the strategy and designing the pitch for solicitation of major gifts and has served as both the lead on solicitations or in a supporting role in training volunteers and staff to conduct successful solicitations.

As Vice President for Advancement and External Relations of The Sisters of The Divine Compassion Jacqueline’s successful corporate gift presentation to a Fortune 500 CEO paved the way to establish The Verizon Sustainability Initiative, and the very first corporate gift the Sisters of The Divine Compassion ever received. Recently Jacqueline worked with the Chairman of the Board of City Ballet of San Diego to formulate a successful 3-minute presentation for the Qualcomm Foundation pitch contest. She has a track record in creating strong executable plans that consistently increase donations. As Assistant Dean for St. John’s University School of Law, Jacqueline designed a plan that increased annual donations by nearly 25%.

Jacqueline is passionate about building resources for organizations that do great work in the world community, for the arts, the environment, and education. She is a regular presenter designing workshops for the University of San Diego’s annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium.

Jacqueline is a native New Yorker, living in the greater San Diego area with her husband, and 12-year-old daughter Colette. She is active in her parish church St. James St. Leo Catholic Community. For the past 5-years, Jacqueline has designed and spearheaded a local Holiday Sharing Program in the Encinitas community that offers turkeys, pies, and a full array of pantry items that serves nearly 75 Ocean Knoll Elementary School families in need at Thanksgiving.