Nonprofit Institute Staff

cfogarty2021.jpgCara Fogarty joined the Nonprofit Institute in the fall of 2016. Prior to this, she spent nearly a decade working for a nonprofit organization in St. Mary’s County. In this capacity, she served on the Nonprofit Institute Advisory Council for St. Mary’s County and the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Hospitality Advisory Committee. 

Prior to working in the nonprofit arena, Fogarty was a journalist in both commercial and public radio. After working as a news reporter in Columbus, Ohio, and upstate New York, she joined the now-defunct Mutual Broadcasting System/NBC Radio Network in Arlington, Va., where she produced national newscasts. She later joined NPR in Washington, DC, where she was the supervising online editor for in the early days of the web.

Fogarty is an adjunct faculty member at CSM where she teaches writing and communication courses. She serves on the Charles County Economic Development Department Advisory Board's Business Outreach Committee. During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, she served on the Charles County COVID-19 Recovery Task Force and on the Maryland Governor’s Nonprofit Working Group which made recommendations to Governor Hogan’s COVID-19 response plan, "Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery."

Fogarty also has a freelance writing, editing, web content, and social media management business. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree from SUNY/Oneonta. 

michelle-sullivanMichelle Sullivan joined the Nonprofit Institute in the fall of 2016 where she serves as a resource for nonprofits as they navigate the ever-increasingly complex landscape of the nonprofit sector.

Sullivan is the executive director of All Ages Read Together (AART), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating children in need with free preschool programs in their communities in Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Virginia. AART has more than 100 children enrolled in 12 programs, including an expansion of two new programs in Alexandria, Va.

AART prepares these vulnerable learners for a positive and successful entry into elementary school and engages volunteers of all ages in the lively and inspiring process of educating and mentoring young minds.  The teachers spend time nurturing children’s strengths and encouraging them to reach new heights.

Sullivan's previous experience included executive director for Access Hope as well as director in the department of public policy at the United Cerebral Palsy’s national office, and she also served in the Office of Public Liaison in the White House.

Sullivan lives in Southern Maryland with her husband and three children.  She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a law degree from Syracuse University where she was part of the first class to operate a Children’s Rights Clinic in a U.S. law school.

amy-davis.jpgAmy Davis joined the Nonprofit Institute in the spring of 2021 as an outreach specialist. Active with many local organizations, Davis'  nonprofit background includes financial management, budget development, grant writing, and strategic planning.

She serves as the vice-chair of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division Board of Trustees, the co-chair of the St. Mary’s County Human Relations Commission, and treasurer for the Southern Maryland chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Davis is also on the board of directors for the Small Museum Association. She most recently served as the executive director of the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Maryland. 

Originally from Pennsylvania, she holds a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from the Pennsylvania State University, a post-graduate certificate in museum management from Northwestern University, and a master's in nonprofit administration from the University of Maryland. 

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