Grant and Proposal Manager

Margaret Rush

Margaret creates work plans, conduct prospect research, and manage all aspects of the proposal submission process. She is responsible for effectively communicating WEConnect International’s mission and values to potential funders by writing compelling grant proposals.

Margaret brings to the WEConnect International team over thirteen years of experience in grant writing and proposal management. During her career, she has successfully secured funds for critical programs and services, general operations, and capital needs. She has an extensive history of writing award-winning proposals to corporate, private, and family foundations, and federal, state, and local governments. She has also stewarded relationships with grant funders and major donors, established new partnerships with potential donors, and managed donor communication and tracking. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Writing & Literature from Bennington College and a Bachelor of Art in Communications from DePaul University.

Margaret enjoys spending time with her husband and their three dogs. When not doing that, she is often reading, writing, exercising, or hiking. She also loves to learn and meet new people.