Mariah Hickey, CFRE

Senior Consultant

Pronouns: she/her/hers
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“I am inspired by the difference nonprofits make in our world and I am honored to play even a small role in that. The impact we make today has a powerful rippling effect well into the future.”

Mariah Hickey, CFRE, joined Alford Group in 2018 as a client service associate. She brings over a decade of professional experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to her client work. Before joining Alford Group, Mariah worked at The Pittsburgh Foundation where she supported philanthropic initiatives and propelled innovative tactics for maximizing donor cultivation and stewardship.

She has pursued advanced education and specialized training in fundraising, board and leadership development, strategic planning, project management, and strengths-based messaging. She enjoys building relationships, improving processes, maintaining data integrity, and empowering teams to manage results and accomplish their goals.

Mariah engages with a variety of nonprofit organizations as a board member, volunteer and donor. She is a self-proclaimed cat lady with resides in Seattle with her husband and two kitties where she enjoys hiking, skiing and reading.

Fun Fact: Mariah has a green thumb with over 55 plants thriving in her home. She is an avid traveler and has visited nearly 30
countries.

Select Clients:

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
  • Conservation International
  • Craft3
  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Rancho Coastal Humane Society
  • Retirement Housing Foundation

Education & Credentials:

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (2021-present)
  • M.B.A. Finance & Strategy, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.I.D., NGOs & Civil Society, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. Journalism, Boston University