Resilient Philanthropy helps individuals and organizations
achieve their philanthropic goals.

We provide collaborative, personalized services,
and we work with only a limited number of clients at a time.


We provide organizational, fundraising, and communications counsel to our non-profit clients.
We serve as philanthropic advisers to individuals, corporations, and foundations.


We assess institutional and programmatic capacity, such as board composition and prospect pool strength, to determine readiness to achieve your potential.


We provide a full range of campaign counsel, from planning through onsite staffing.


We assess human performance, recommend more efficient staffing structures, and help establish metrics that maximize return on investment.


We provide interactive training, personalized coaching, and fundraising mentoring to boards and senior staff.


Using a collaborative, comprehensive approach and through a deep understanding of your organization, we deliver highly qualified candidates for leadership positions.


We help individuals and institutions articulate and achieve their philanthropic aspirations.


We have worked extensively in the field, holding senior positions in a range of organizations;
we have been on the front line.

The Resilient team works with you, rather than merely suggesting what you ought to do.
We analyze your data. We speak with your constituents, including board members,
other volunteers, staff, and supporters. We attend prospect visits with you.

Richard Russell

Founding Partner

Richard Russell

As both executive and consultant, Richard Russell has planned and participated in capital campaigns, led major gifts programs, and worked with some of the country’s leading philanthropists. He has degrees from Yale and Episcopal Divinity School. CFRE.

Leslie Halperin

Leslie Halperin

Leslie Halperin has designed and led corporate social responsibility programs with emphases on philanthropic giving and community engagement strategies. She is a graduate of George Washington University and Bank Street College of Education.

Lois Wallenhorst

Lois Wallenhorst

Lois Wallenhorst is the Operations and Research Manager at Resilient Philanthropy. She has comprehensive management and marketing skills and has worked in both non-profit and for-profit settings. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Megan Wenrich

Megan Wenrich

With a particular focus on mentoring, training, and empowering staff and boards, Megan Wenrich has led major gift teams and capital campaigns. She is a graduate of Hollins College and Vermont Law School. CFRE.

Chip Magee

Chip Magee

Chip Magee subscribes to the philosophy that an effective recruiting partner must thoroughly understand the culture and personalities unique to each organization. Chip holds a degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Indiana University.


There’s no better fundraising partner than Richard. He is direct, thorough, and fearless.
– John Morgridge, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco, and former Chair, The Nature Conservancy

Richard’s counsel led to a dramatic transformation
of our philanthropy practice,
securing a new chapter for the company.
– David Devan, General Director, Opera Philadelphia

Megan, Richard, and the Resilient team bring unparalleled wisdom and experience.
Their work has been nothing short of extraordinary.
– Breck Knauft, Executive Director, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps


We have worked with organizations of all sizes, from local to international.


Our Mailing address is P.O. Box 1919, Winter Park, FL 32790

Please send us an email with questions or inquiries. We look forward to hearing from you.

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