National Director, Development
Strategic Alliances and Development
Emily K. Tracy brings strategic fundraising experience to mission-driven organizations in the health and human services, environmental and higher-education sectors. Emily’s commitment to social justice and equality attracted her to NAMI in order to change the way people experience mental illness.
Emily oversees the national fundraising strategy for major and planned giving, direct marketing, donor events and development operations. She cultivates relationships with individual donors and family foundations to align their interests with NAMI’s priorities. She has a B.A. from The George Washington University and an M.S. from Marymount University.
What piece of your work at NAMI are you most proud of?
Philanthropy is a powerful force for social change. I’m proud to work with individuals and family foundations who recognize and act upon the value of NAMI’s mission by investing their resources in us to ensure that no one goes through mental illness alone. Working directly with donors to have strategic impact on the people we serve is extremely rewarding and gratifying.
What’s something about you that would surprise others?
I snorkeled with Manta Rays in the dark on Hawaii’s Big Island.