Cecilia Diem is a Director and leader of Donor Advisory, AmPhil’s consulting practice serving charitable foundations and philanthropists. In this role, Cecilia advises leading individual and institutional donors on strategy, donor intent, evaluation, governance, operations, and capacity building to maximize the impact of their giving. Previously, she led AmPhil’s East Coast consulting group, where she supported over forty nonprofit clients raising more than $150 million annually. Prior to AmPhil, she held positions at The Philanthropy Roundtable, Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Cecilia’s experience working with philanthropists as both a fundraiser and an advisor has given her a particular passion for effective, values-driven philanthropy that catalyzes growth and effectiveness for grantees. Over the past decade, she has built, directed, and expanded both fundraising and giving programs, advising clients across the philanthropic value chain on how to grow sustainably, operate more effectively, and advance their missions faithfully.
Cecilia is a graduate of Mary Baldwin Women’s College in Staunton, Virginia, where she studied Art Management and Painting. She currently lives in greater Baltimore with her philosopher husband and three children.