Mary Hensel


Mary Hensel, MBA, combines decades of fund raising for arts, environmental and health non-profits with university research and funding development. A development professional for 25 years, she has worked at every level of the fund raising ladder and is an expert in funding assessment, cultivation and solicitation.


At the American Cancer Society and Trustees of Reservations she formed local networks to raise funds and sponsor educational events. As Director of Annual Giving at the New York Philharmonic, she was responsible for raising 20% of the orchestra’s budget. At the University of Washington, she led capital campaigns for both the newly established College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences and the largest College of Arts and Sciences which included the University’s gallery, performing arts hall and museum of natural history and culture. At University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth she handled federal submissions for faculty members in Arts and Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing and Law, before establishing the University’s Office of Research Development to coordinate complex submissions and provide infrastructure support to the academic community.


Co-owner of a tourism-based business in the Florida Keys for more than ten years, she holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

With ATG, Ms. Hensel facilitates training for proposal planning and writing for the arts and humanities. She also brings her expertise in large proposal development—planning, writing, and editing—for groups embarking on high-value proposals.