Mary Gilliam

Freelance Grant Writer & Report Writer

Location:Greeley, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
Mary Gilliam is a free-lance development and nonprofit management consultant. Her clients represent a variety of sectors including education, healthcare, faith-based endeavors, and community development. Prior to working in the non-profit field, Mary worked in the corporate community for 30 years in diverse industries such as retail, shopping center development, energy and banking.

Since 2001, she has raised over $ 48 million dollars in funding for her clients.

Mary specializes in Grants Research and Writing, Strategic Planning, Long and Short-range Fund Development Planning, Board Development and Training, Operational Development and Grants Management. Mary earned an MBA degree from The Executive MBA Program at Tulane University in 1989, is a Certified Fundraising Executive and has won numerous local awards. Mary was named Woman of the Year in 1988 by the New Orleans Business and Professional Women. She has been married to her husband Nick since 1996. For forty-five years she lived in metro New Orleans, LA and now lives in Castle Rock, CO.

Please visit my website at You may also contact me directly at or 504-975-2993.

Ms. Gilliam’s Awards, Achievement and memberships include:

Member, Grant Professionals Assn. - 2011
Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Colorado Chapter - 2010 to present
Charter Member and participating founder, Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northshore-Florida Parishes Chapter, 2007
Board Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals-Northshore-Florida Parishes Chapter, 2007-2010
CFRE Certification in Spring 2007
Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Orleans Chapter, since 2002 - 2010
MBA, Tulane University Freeman School of Business, Executive MBA Program - 1989
Associate Degree in Vocal Performance, Delgado Community College - 1983
30+ years’ experience in Marketing Management, with work in the areas of retail, energy, and banking industries.
Adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix 2001- 2007
Professor, Delgado Community College, Marketing
Board Member, Northshore Housing Initiative – 2009 - present
Board Member, China Harvest - 2007 to present
Board Member, New Orleans Mission - 2003-2005
Board Member, Operation Smile
Board Member, Irish Channel Neighborhood Association, 1995 - 2002
Young Leadership Council: Groundbreaker Award 1997, Outstanding Member 1996
Woman of the Year, New Orleans Business and Professional Women, 1988.
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing
Report Writing