Help Us Welcome PENCIL’s VP of Development & Marketing

Kelly Rolf
VP of Development & Marketing

Kelly comes to PENCIL via Chicago, where she spent a decade leading the fundraising efforts at the Mikva Challenge, a non-partisan youth civic empowerment nonprofit named for Congressman, federal judge, and White House Counsel Abner J. Mikva and his wife, Zoe. As Chief Development Officer, she helped triple the annual revenue budget, enabling Mikva to bring its mission beyond its founding city of Chicago to Southern California, Washington, D.C., and a network of teacher-partners across the country.

A native Hoosier, Kelly attended Columbia University and enjoys hiking around Nashville’s gorgeous parks and preserves with her two young sons and her husband, Michael Hansen, a faculty member at the University School of Nashville.

“I am honored to join PENCIL and am eager to maximize community support for our critical mission through my experience building a meaningful brand that leverages the passion of staff, board, funders, and program partners alike. ”

— Kelly Rolf