Bonnie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from Drew University. She was awarded the Bessie Stak Schiffman Award for Excellence in Women’s Studies, awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in both women’s studies academics and campus activism. Throughout her Women’s and Gender Studies education, she interned at organizations including the Alice Paul Institute, Lesbian Herstory Archives, and the Lambda Archives of San Diego. She later worked in the Circulation Department of a public library, where she served on creative development and civic engagement work group committees. She also led a partnership with a local LBGTQ nonprofit to promote its mission by developing library resources and events. She went on to work with a nonprofit serving youth and families struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges.
These cumulative experiences established a deep interest in nonprofit development and fundraising, ultimately leading her to join the team at Elevate. A vision of assisting nonprofits of all sizes in achieving their missions guides Bonnie’s grant writing. She applies her commitment to nonprofits with visions of social impact for both local communities and broader communities of marginalized individuals and groups. She advocates equity, empowerment, and justice — “from margin to center” (bell hooks).
Outside of writing, Bonnie enjoys cooking, reading nonfiction/memoirs, watching docuseries, and exploring nature. She loves listening to the Indigo Girls, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Taylor Swift.
My hidden talent is definitely my knowledge of Taylor Swift trivia.
I really appreciate the Oxford comma!
My ideal Sunday afternoon would include spending time at home with my wife and three cats watching The Great British Bake-Off and making a nice dinner together!