Director of Client Partnerships
ToQuyen (she/her) is a bridge builder with a decade of experience in multi-stakeholder executive relationship engagement and management with federal, foundation, and corporate partners to serve global, national, and local nonprofits. ToQuyen specializes in designing and implementing development plans to steward a robust fundraising strategy that strengthens current collaborations and reaches new partners.
ToQuyen first worked alongside the Stott team in 2019 while at RAINN, where she provided strategic direction and grew the organization’s highly sensitive and confidential portfolio of lower five-figure institutional prospects to seven-figure, multiyear partners that support survivors of sexual violence. She was instrumental in the organization’s success as it tripled in budget and size over three years.
As the Director of Client Partnerships at Stott, ToQuyen brings her expertise in creating systems for rapidly growing organizations, along with an approach that honors intersectionality, to various teams and causes. She supports and creates sustainable fundraising projects through the lens of social justice.
ToQuyen previously worked at Women’s Earth Alliance as its first Director of Philanthropic Partnerships to build a development department, drive organizational growth, and help expand the organization’s capacity and impact worldwide.
ToQuyen sits on the Board of the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership, served as a Peace Corps volunteer, and holds a BA in environmental studies from Temple University and an MA in International development and social change from Clark University. ToQuyen was born in Vietnam and now resides in Philadelphia with her partner and cat.
Why I Do This Work
I became an accidental fundraiser while in the Peace Corps in Armenia. It was there that I saw that grassroots communities understand better than anyone their collective needs and what impacts look like for their friends, families, and neighbors. Yet while the solutions were there, access to resources or support to implement them was often lacking. That was when I began to explore my role as a bridge builder: someone who could facilitate, translate, and transform community-led ideas into resources.