Rebecca Emami Director
Washington, D.C.
(202) 719-8049


Rebecca joined Orr Group in 2018 with broad experience in nonprofit external relations and corporate marketing. Building on data and analysis, she leads strategy and manages relationships to drive success in major gifts fundraising, events, corporate strategic philanthropy and partnership alignment, and volunteer engagement. She works daily with our partners to identify, cultivate, and solicit major donors and strategic corporate partnerships.


At United Way of Greater Los Angeles (UWGLA) Rebecca oversaw a large portfolio of major gift donors that generated $1.2 million for community support in under 12 months.

Before joining UWGLA, Rebecca oversaw marketing in New England for The Northern Trust Company for five years. Her annual plans included strategic philanthropy/CSR, thought leadership, philanthropic messaging, fundraising events, client cultivation, and sales support. Her marketing strategies supported ~$2 million in new business annually and a 20% compound annual growth rate for the Boston office.

Previously, Rebecca worked in development roles for The New School, Rutgers University, and Lenox Hill Hospital. During this time, she secured major gift donors, cultivated alumni, managed volunteers, oversaw campaigns, and executed events.

Selected Recent Partners

  • American Farmland Trust
  • ALS Therapy Development Institute
  • Grameen America
  • Leadership Roundtable


  • M.S.W., Financial Management of Global Non-Profits, Boston College, 2008
  • B.A., English and French, Skidmore College, 2005

Leadership Positions

  • Trustee for the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation
  • Class President for Skidmore College Class of 2005

When I’m not working I’m…

Traveling (eight countries in 2018), horseback riding, skiing, sailing, or walking our dog with my husband in our new hometown of Alexandria, VA.