Ellen Rossini
Consultant

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 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.