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Staff Spotlight: Molly McConville

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Molly McConville

Molly McConville (she/her) is a Development Associate at RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. In her work, McConville is responsible for foundation relations, database management, support in development operations and event planning.

McConville graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a minor in Spanish. She participated in the RespectAbility National Leadership Program in Summer 2019 as a Public Policy and Employment Apprentice.

“The Apprenticeship prepared me for the role I am in now because it taught me the ins and outs of working for a nonprofit,” said McConville. “I am more confident writing, advocating, and fundraising because of what I learned during my time as a policy Apprentice.” McConville is still friends with some of the other Apprentices that she worked with during the Summer 2019 cohort.

In her previous role as an Employment Consultant with Best Buddies, McConville supported individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their careers. She supported in job coaching, relationship management, fundraising, social media and marketing, and event planning. McConville delivered Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presentations to companies looking to expand their understanding of disability inclusion.

“My experience with Best Buddies was very fun,” said McConville. “I had participated in the Best Buddies friendship program since high school and was then able to work in their Jobs program after graduating college. I supported individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their careers. It was cool to get to visit so many job sites, in different industries.”

“Molly is a tremendous advocate for people with disabilities, who now has several years of experience in working to advance disability employment at multiple organizations,” said Franklin Anderson, Director of Inclusive Philanthropy and Development at RespectAbility. “We could not be happier to have Molly as a member of our team. She brings so much to the table, including a positive attitude and relentless commitment to supporting our mission.”

McConville is based in New York City, NY. In her free time, she likes to travel, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends.

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Mary McGill Lucas

Mary McGill Lucas lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the College of Charleston’s REACH Program in 2016 with a certificate in Women and Gender Studies. They pride themselves on authenticity and living intentionally.

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