My Favorite Hat
As our visionary entrepreneur, Nancy is never afraid to venture out of the traditional comfort zone to find talent (or a creative solution)... donning her pith helmet!.
Talent scout extraordinaire with freakish ability to connect people (and "the dots"). Scrabble playing serial board member, chef wannabe, and devoted fan of bacon (brothers band and the LT sandwich).
Nancy Dunleavy is the founder and CEO of Dunleavy & Associates, a woman-owned business founded in 2001 to empower charitable organizations to achieve their fullest potential.
Nancy was named by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia as one of Philadelphia's "Top 101 Connectors" and by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 25 Women of Distinction in 2006 and one of the top 100 women-owned businesses for the past three consecutive years. She was also named as a 2013 Philadelphia SmartCEO Brava! Awards winner. The Philadelphia Business Journal recognized Nancy Dunleavy, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Gwynedd Mercy University, as one of its Outstanding Directors for 2017. She brings an extensive network of contacts and relationships to clients of the firm. Her ability to "cross industry sectors" has been cited as one of the characteristics of true connectors and she is successful in engaging collaborations between and among the educational community, the political community, the nonprofit community and the corporate community.
Nancy describes herself as a "rainmaker" and an "extraordinary talent scout" having recruited phenomenal clients, colleagues and collaborators. An inspirational public speaker, Nancy is frequently engaged to speak on topics of philanthropy, governance, women in leadership, and management of charitable organizations.
Her career as an entrepreneur was preceded by more than twenty years in the healthcare business, as a senior financial manager and hospital administrator. Prior to launching Dunleavy & Associates, she served for ten years as Chief Financial Officer and then two years as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development for Friends Hospital and Behavioral Health System.
A committed and engaged community leader, Nancy contributes her time and talent to several organizations and non-profit Boards of Directors in the region. She chairs the Gwynedd Mercy University Board of Trustees, and serves on the LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Board of Directors, the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees, where she serves as Treasurer, and the Union League of Philadelphia Board of Directors where she serves as vice-chair. A 2006 alumna of the Anne B. Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series, Nancy accepted a 2012 appointment to the Whitpain Township Planning Commission.
Nancy may be reached via our Contact Us form.