Rachel d’Oronzio Sarvey

Rachel Sarvey
Director of Development

Rachel d’Oronzio Sarvey joined Silent Spring Institute in June 2018 as the Director of Development. Her role is to establish and manage Silent Spring’s major gift program, working with the Leadership Team, Board of Directors, Leadership Council and the many incredible behind-the-scenes staff and champions of Silent Spring. She is also responsible for all other development efforts including establishing annual goals and strategies, managing events and building the Innovation Fund to realize Silent Spring Institute’s highest priorities over the next several years.

Rachel has over 20 years of experience in development from both the nonprofit and foundation perspectives, most recently managing foundation relations for a sports-based youth development program working with at-risk Boston Public School students. Prior to that, Rachel was a development consultant working with a large variety of nonprofits, helping them to frame their development and fundraising strategies and to write grant proposals to large and small foundations and to state programs. She thrives on connecting with people and organizations and helping them to reach their fundraising goals.

Rachel’s out-of-work passions include supporting her two great kids as they form into amazing human beings, creating ceramics, cooking healthy meals topped off by decadent desserts and taking time to do the things that light her up such as spending time with her wife and friends, taking walks and smelling lilacs.