Olivia St. Denis supports all aspects of RAP’s grant and contract relationships, including research, cultivation, proposals and reporting.
Before joining RAP in 2022, Ms. St. Denis was the director of annual giving at the State University of New York at Potsdam. She helped grow the program’s impact by increasing donation and participation rates in yearly fundraising campaigns among the college’s alumni and stakeholders.
Ms. St. Denis began her nonprofit career with service in the AmeriCorps VISTA program at Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, a fiscal sponsor organization specializing in nonprofit program and risk management, fundraising and accounting. During her time at the Colorado center, she also developed and submitted grant proposals for various Denver-based organizations focused on increasing access to healthy foods through community garden projects.
Ms. St. Denis earned a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York state.