Raise DC Staff and Operations
Gretchen Wieland joined Raise DC in June 2015 as the organization’s Communications Manager. Her nearly nine years of experience focus on nonprofit communications in both agency and in-house roles.
Gretchen most recently served at Grisko, an integrated communications agency in Chicago, where she primarily consulted clients in the sectors of education, healthcare, community development, transportation, and energy/environment. She has also directed communications for the Alliance for Climate Protection and for St. Bernard Project in New Orleans as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Additionally, she supported departmental efforts at the George Washington University and the University of Kansas.
Gretchen earned her M.P.A. in nonprofit management at the George Washington University, as well as a master-level certification in integrated marketing from the University of Chicago. She also has bachelors’ degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Kansas.