Executive Vice President
Theresa Shubeck has 32 years of professional philanthropic experience and is currently Executive Vice President of Ruotolo Associates Inc. (RA), overseeing firm-wide client services. Theresa has been a member of the RA team for 18 years and has counseled non-profits of all types, including arts organizations, dioceses, secondary schools, parishes, and health and social service agencies. She has been awarded the firm’s Tim Manning Culture of Excellence Award twice and received the 2008 Robert J. Smythe Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals-New Jersey Chapter.
During a 12-year tenure at Drew University, Theresa was involved in every area of development, alumni relations and student recruitment. Also on the institutional side, she was director of development for a private school in Manhattan.
An experienced presenter, Theresa has addressed regional conferences of fundraising professionals on a variety of topics including, “Integrating Your Planned and Major Gift Programs for Maximum Results,” “Building and Sustaining Board Value,” and “Strategic Use of Time in the One-Person Development Office,” which received recognition in the national publication, “The Non-Profit Times.”
Theresa received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in English and Psychology, a Master of Letters from Drew University, and has completed additional graduate study in English literature. Her publications include her Master’s thesis, Sweet Dreams: Robert Frost’s Search for Self, and “For Donors Who Have Everything,” The Major Gift Difference for CASE publications.
Theresa has been a Board member for AFP-NJ and Morris Habitat for Humanity. At St. Michael’s Parish and School in Cranford, NJ, Theresa and her daughter, Claire Xian, have been involved in a number of ministries including children’s liturgies, bell choir, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Samaritan Ministry and Girl Scouts. She has presented at seminars for prospective adoptive parents through FTIA (Families Thru International Adoption), volunteered with FCC (Families with Children from China), and has been a competitive runner and marathoner. Theresa lives in Linden, New Jersey.