Mary Claire Walther

Consultant

Biography

Mary Claire’s positivity, warmth and heart for mission is only matched by her relentless commitment to help her clients achieve their goals. Since joining Dini Spheris in 2014, Mary Claire has served dozens of nonprofits throughout Texas and across the country. She is a seasoned consultant, successfully helping clients grow their annual, capital and major gift fundraising and managing campaigns with goals ranging from $1 million to $250 million.

As a coach and counselor, Mary Claire focuses first on building a strong, confident team of volunteers and staff. Her goal is always to maximize her client’s strengths, to build the right, tailored strategy for every setting, and to create an enduring partnership based in trust. Nothing brings her more joy than walking hand in hand with organizations in the midst of transformation, boldly facing challenges and celebrations alongside her clients.

Mary Claire holds a BA from the University of Chicago and a Nonprofit Finance Certificate from Rice University. She is an active member of the AFP Greater Houston Chapter and regularly presents at conferences throughout the United States. Mary Claire also deeply enjoys mentoring the next generation of sector leaders as a lead instructor with the University of Houston Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Reports & Insights

The Opportunity Houston campaign helped grow the Houston economy by attracting corporations, developing the workforce and enhancing Houston’s image to help increase and attract top talent.

West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days 2022

West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days (WTXRPD) is designed, organized, funded and planned by community leaders from West Texas. It provides rural nonprofits with access to funding…
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The Opportunity Houston campaign helped grow the Houston economy by attracting corporations, developing the workforce and enhancing Houston’s image to help increase and attract top talent.

Giving USA 2022 Report

Dini Spheris is honored to be partnering once again with United Way Nonprofit Connection to review Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2022. This special…
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