Opera Philadelphia

Rachel McCausland

Rachel McCausland

Vice President of Development


Rachel McCausland joined the Opera Philadelphia team in October 2011 and was appointed Vice President of Development in April 2018. During her tenure at Opera Philadelphia, Rachel has overseen tremendous growth in individual, corporate, and foundation giving, as well as the establishment of its planned giving program. Rachel is a proud member of The Recording Academy and was an honoree in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2021 Forty under 40 awards. 

Prior to Opera Philadelphia, Rachel worked in marketing and event management, as well as in music education as a private piano and percussion instructor. She holds a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University, where her thesis research focused on female executive leadership in Philadelphia’s nonprofit sector, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance and Business Management from Moravian College.

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