Who We Are

Carolyn Rau

Carolyn Rau is a Program Officer and the Operations Manager at GMA. She works with a number of well-established foundations, supporting their grantmaking across focus areas and regions. Carolyn is well-versed in managing competitive and discretionary grant programs including GMA’s pooled giving fund. In her operations role, Carolyn coordinates the firm’s resources to ensure responsive client relationships.

Carolyn consults with clients on their use of grants management software and is a graduate of Exponent Philanthropy Next Gen Fellows program.

Carolyn studied Political Science, French, and Peace and Justice Studies at Villanova University. Her personal commitment to social justice and community service during her studies have transformed into her professional endeavors. Beyond the world of philanthropy Carolyn enjoys playing any sport under the sun and adventuring to new places.