About Mary Ann Thomas
Classroom Central worked with Mary Ann Thomas during a period where the organization was without a Director of Development. Mary Ann was able to come into our organization, quickly grasp the mission and assess where she could make an immediate impact. She instantly got into action to develop a tactical fundraising plan as well as good insights into strategic development opportunities."
Mary Ann Thomas has over 30 years of experience generating revenue for both commercial industry and nonprofit organizations.
Mary Ann began her career in the emerging technology sales market in the 1980s. She exceled in account management and new business development, then parlayed that experience into a successful career in nonprofit fundraising, applying her systematic sales approach — setting goals, creating a prospect pipeline, and tracking progress to generating revenue for charitable organizations.
Her clients and employers include Classroom Central, Freedom School Partners, The Harvest Center, the Charlotte Ballet, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlotte, and the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. While she has a broad range of experience in nonprofit organization development and fundraising, she has been particularly active in combating chronic homelessness and poverty in Charlotte and founded Homemakers of Mercy at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, which helped move hundreds of women and children beyond homelessness. Learn what her clients say about her.
Mary Ann holds a Bachelor of Science from Guilford College and a Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest University. For more information about Mary Ann and how she can help your organization generate more revenue to support its mission, please reach out using the Contact Us page.