Jill K. Alcott



Strategic Development

Jill, a highly skilled and committed non-profit development and fundraising professional, is the Strategic Development at Powered by Professionals.


During the course of her career, she has worked with a wide range of non-profits to help them broaden and deepen their constituencies and raise incremental funds, from start-ups to established organizations – and everything in between. Her work includes local, national and global campaigns and events such as World Wildlife Fund, Save Our Everglades, American Tap Dance Foundation, Atlantic Salmon Federation, American Museum of Fly Fishing, Winston Preparatory School, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and Coalition for the Homeless, among many others.


After graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University, Jill launched her non-profit development career at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo (WCS-CPZ). There, she coordinated the fundraising Galas and all other special events for the re-opening of the Central Park Zoo (eleven events in ten days); established, marketed and managed the Society’s special events department for all five city zoos (Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo and Flushing Meadows Zoo); inaugurated CPZ Corporate Entertainment and Junior Committee programs; forged innovative strategic fundraising partnerships, and later, managed the major gifts and corporate development programs for the Society including its international conservation initiatives.


In addition to her professional endeavors, Jill has served on the Board of Directors of the Angelica Patients Assistance Program for over a decade, and, she is happy to offer pro-bono expertise and assistance to several local charities, on an ad hoc, on-going and as-needed basis in her residential community of Norwalk, CT and Westport CT where she works and resides with her husband Davey and two beloved cats, Billie and Frolic. When Jill is not working, she enjoys all outdoor activities, dance and fitness, spending quality time with her family and friends, reading, listening to music, and learning new things. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.


On the PBP team, Jill works on many fronts to introduce new Development Strategies and services from PBP’s tool-kit that will re-invigorate fundraising and continue to generate increased success for our clients.