Nicole Rice

Director of Major Gifts

As the director of major gifts, Nicole provides leadership and strategic guidance and oversight for our work with individual donors. In partnership with the development team and program and executive staff, Nicole is focused on engaging donors to broaden and deepen their support for UCS’s critical mission. With over 15 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, including 9 years in major gift fundraising, Nicole has expertise in designing and implementing multi-million dollar fundraising initiatives. She is recognized for her ability to establish and sustain strong relationships with donors and for managing teams for success. Before joining UCS, Nicole held development positions at Partners In Health and at The Nature Conservancy where she recently led a $50 million capital campaign for the Massachusetts Chapter.  

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