Ellen Rossini brings her fundraising knowledge and enthusiasm to serve a variety of nonprofit organizations as a Consultant for Mission Advancement Professionals.
She is a longtime Dallas-area faith-based fundraiser, writer, and editor. A graduate of Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism, she embarked on a newspaper career as a full-time reporter and editor and later did free-lance writing for newspapers, magazines, and books before finding her way into nonprofit leadership. Ellen’s experience includes working as a senior advancement officer and then director of major gifts for the University of Dallas and as director of development for the pro-life ministry of the Diocese of Dallas.
Ellen and her husband Carl have been married for 35 years and are blessed with four young adult children, two daughters-in-law, and a baby grandson. They are active members and teach at their local church. Ellen also serves on the board of Dawn of Mercy, a nonprofit organization assisting victims of sexual abuse. She enjoys spending time with her large extended family and friends, reading, travel, health and fitness, and the family dog, a Yorkie mix named Brinkley.