Nicole McClain, Grant Writer

Ms. McClain has a Master of Arts Management from H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy & Management at Carnegie Mellon University. As principal fundraiser with Literacy for Environmental Justice, McClain launched a major gifts program and set up the framework for long term financial planning. She also worked with several Bay Area nonprofits like TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, California Summer Music, and TheatreFIRST to form strategic fundraising plans and seek qualified donor prospects.

Many of the nonprofits McClain previously worked with supported children’s creativity introducing them to fun activities within the arts. Along with outstanding fundraising and grant writing experience, Nicole brings with her a strong affinity for the Pittsburgh arts community and arts education initiatives.

In her time off, McClain enjoys volunteering and sharing her wealth of knowledge with organizations like the Red Poppy Art House, Fremont Opera, and the Grand Theatre Center in Tracy, CA.