Pronouns: she/her/ hers
Abigail (Abbie) Fine serves as Supervising Director of Client Relations, supporting Elevate teams in building and maintaining strong partnerships with our clients. Abbie also supervises Elevate’s Senior Directors and works as part of the Client Services team to provide excellent strategic consulting services. Previously at Elevate, she worked in New Client Partnerships and led client teams in the Director role. Abbie enjoys partnering with clients to bring significant and breakthrough successes in institutional fundraising.
Abbie has more than a dozen years of experience in leadership and development roles at arts, culture, and education organizations. Prior to joining Elevate, Abbie served as Managing Director of NextStop Theatre Company. She was responsible for development, marketing, financial management, and administration, and proudly led the company through a significant growth period. Prior to that she was Director of Development for Fairfax Library Foundation, creating and expanding grant programs supporting early literacy, new Americans, scholarship programs, and other library initiatives.
Some semesters Abbie teaches Principles of Management as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University. She earned her MBA from George Mason, where she was named “Outstanding MBA Student of the Year” by faculty and “Most Contributed to Learning” by her global residency classmates. Abbie received her BA from the University of South Carolina on a full academic scholarship, earning a double major in Theater and Economics. Abbie is an accomplished theater director, with over 20 professional credits, and a published author of fiction.
Outside of nonprofit management and creative pursuits, Abbie most enjoys spending time with her two young children, going flying with her husband in the single-engine plane he pilots, and reading novels.
I can tap dance!
I would be an em dash because I love how it allows complex ideas to read like natural speech. I strive to be authentic, too.
Going on an adventure! Whether it's exploring a new park or venue in my community with my husband and kids, or just using our imaginations at home. I also love to squeeze in prep for the week and some quiet writing or reading time, if possible! Sunday afternoons are never long enough, are they?