Renee Fitzgerald, M.A., CFRE, President
Ms. Fitzgerald founded Fitz Nonprofit Consulting in 2004 and built a strong philanthropic consulting team to serve nonprofit organizations on the West Coast and in the Mountain Regions.
Ms. Fitzgerald has consulted for more than 50 nonprofit organizations and conducted multiple capital campaigns that have raised over $350 million. Her experience and savvy strategies empowers clients to achieve - and exceed - their fundraising goals. She is adept at translating organization needs into clear, actionable and successful projects.
Ms. Fitzgerald holds a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego and a Certificate in Fundraising and Development from University of California, San Diego. She is very active in the philanthropic community in San Diego and is a current member of the San Diego Women’s Foundation, University of San Diego Alumni Board and Women Give San Diego.
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Ms. Fitzgerald loves to run on the beach, cross-country ski in the mountains, spend time with her family, travel the world, and host neighborhood BBQs.
Hannah Berger, Senior Consultant, M.P.A.
Ms. Berger began working with Fitz Nonprofit Consulting in the spring of 2016. She has conducted multiple feasibility studies for capital campaigns and has coached staff and board to successful major gift fundraising. Ms. Berger’s wealth of knowledge is essential for nonprofits building a solid foundation for successful and strategic fundraising programs.
A seasoned professional fundraiser, Ms. Berger brings practical experience and expertise to our clients. Prior to joining the Fitz Team, Hannah served as Director of Development for The New Children’s Museum where she successfully re-engaged over 75% of lapsed major donors. As Director of Development for the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, she increased fundraising from $1 million per year to $5 million in just 2 1/2 years. Ms. Berger has also held senior management positions with California State University, Northridge, and Herbalife Foundation.
Born and raised in California, Hannah is a lover of sunshine, beaches, yoga, and dogs. She is a firm believer in the transformative power of philanthropy and attempts to “walk the talk” every day through volunteer service and being a good neighbor.
Meghan Petyak, Fundraising & Donor Prospect Researcher
Fundraising & Prospect Researcher
Ms. Petyak has nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. A member of the Fitz Team since 2017, she began her nonprofit career in fundraising research at the MET and went on to lead the prospect and donor research operations for The Santa Fe Opera and Harlem Children’s Zone.
Ms. Petyak studied English Literature and Journalism at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Skiing, running, table tennis, racquetball, crossword puzzles and water sports are just a few of the activities she enjoys in her free time. Born and raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon, she currently resides in East Quogue, New York with her husband and their much-loved Maltipoo dog.
Christina Todosow, Of Counsel, M.P.A.
Ms. Todosow is a fundraising practitioner who has served ‘Of Counsel’ for Fitz Nonprofit Consulting since 2017. Currently, she is the Director of Donor Stewardship at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where she is responsible for creating and implementing Foundation-wide donor relations and stewardship strategies to acknowledge, recognize and steward donors while further enhancing their relationship with the Hospital. She is on the leadership team responsible for launching and fundraising for the Hospital’s upcoming million comprehensive campaign.
Prior to the Hospital, she served as the Director of Development for Individual Gifts at the San Diego Opera where she successfully secured more than $2,000,000 through personal cultivation and face-to-face solicitations. She was responsible for creating, managing and implementing San Diego Opera’s highest level of donor circles ($10,000-$25,000), the Bel Canto Circle Donor Program and Board Leadership Group of Associate Directors.
Previously she served as the Associate Director of Development for San Diego State University in the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts where she was responsible for securing major gifts and as the Senior Special Events Coordinator at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Mount Holyoke College and is completing a Masters of Public Administration with a specialization in Nonprofit Management from the University of Southern California. As a volunteer leader, Ms. Todosow is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and San Diego Planned Giving Partnership.
Ms. Todosow resides in Coronado with her son and husband who is an officer in the United States Navy. She is passionate about classical music and the arts.