Rosemary has spent her career in the philanthropic sector. In 2020, she received the Sagamore of the Wabash in recognition of 40 years of philanthropic leadership to the state of Indiana. As an IPA consultant, Rosemary helps lead the Foundation Legal Help Desk and Community Foundation Boot Camp programs.
Prior to her retirement in 2020, Rosemary served as IPA’s vice president and director of their Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow technical assistance program. During this tenure, she was instrumental in building the operational, fundraising, and executive leadership capacities of Indiana’s 94 community foundations.
Before joining IPA, Rosemary held a variety of leadership positions at the Indianapolis Foundation and Central Indiana Community Foundation, including vice president for partnerships and community initiatives (2009-2010), chief operating officer (1999-2009), and vice president for programs/program director (1996-1999). From 1988 until 1993, she served as Director of Programming at Community Centers of Indianapolis, and prior to that for eight years she was director of evaluation and planning associate at United Way of Central Indiana.
Rosemary has also held several important volunteer leadership positions, including serving as board chair for Indiana Humanities and board member for the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, Indianapolis Parks Foundation, TechPoint Foundation, and the Lacy Leadership Association.