Who We Are

Founded to provide fundraising, strategic counsel, planning, and event support to a select group of clients, Alexion Fischer brings more than 20 years of experience guiding organizations through periods of growth and change, delivering on the creative ideas, plans, programs, content and operational support our clients count on to reach their goals — every day, every time.

Alicia Alexion, Founder & Principal Consultant

Alicia Alexion
  • CFRE Certified Fund Raising Executive
  • Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Co-Chair, Association of Fundraising Professionals DC Consultants, Affinity Group (2019-2021)
  • Core Class, Leadership Montgomery (2018)
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Community Bridges MD (2018 – Present)
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Wonders Early Learning (2008 – 2012)
  • Education:
    • MBA, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
    • BA English and Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Alicia is a versatile management and fundraising professional, known as a creative problem solver and disciplined leader. Her extensive experience includes executive counsel and strategic decision-making for nonprofit and political organizations. She is skilled in nonprofit financial management, fundraising assessments and planning, board and staff recruitment and training, major donor fundraising, event management, and nonprofit and political compliance.

Prior to co-founding Alexion Fischer LLC, Alicia served as Executive Vice President of the Trust for the National Mall, where she managed a $6 million annual operating budget and led the senior management team in development, communications, special events and daily operations of the Trust in its historic $350 million campaign to restore the National Mall.

Alicia previously served as President of Hargrove Group, a boutique consulting firm that provided services for nonprofit and political organizations across the country and co-founded AliMar Partners, a fundraising consulting firm that provided senior finance counsel to EMILY’s List candidates. Earlier in her career, Alicia served as Director of Development for the National Partnership for Women & Families; Director of Compliance at Perkins Coie; and National Finance Director for Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford, after serving as his legislative correspondent on Capitol Hill.

Alicia has trained hundreds of development professionals from political fundraising trainings for the DNC and Emily’s List, to presentations at the Bridge Conference to visiting lecturer at American University’s Arts Management Master’s Degree Program.

Alicia is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has guided volunteer boards in her work, and as a volunteer herself. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Community Bridges and was Board Chair of Wonders Early Learning for many years.  She resides in Bethesda with her husband, Ed Krauze, and their two sons.

Strategic Partners

Celia Fischer

Co-Founder and Strategic Partner

Celia is a respected strategist, consultant, manager, producer and writer, with extensive experience in public affairs, government and politics. Whether executing micro-budget programs for small nonprofits or overseeing multi-million dollar national advertising and communications programs, she works with each client to develop focused, customized solutions and messaging.

C. Marie Taylor

President & Principal Consultant at Equity Through Action

C. Marie (she/her) is a race equity consultant who works with companies interested in changing their work environment to become a safe, inclusive, and people-focused space.  C. Marie believes we can re-imagine a workplace that sees the full value of Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian, other people of color.  She knows when this intentional work is done, innovation ignites, authentic personal relationships are formed, and productivity and morale rise.

 

Jenn Letowt

Principal at Foxvale Consulting

Jennifer Letowt has spent over 20 years as a professional in the development research field. These roles have provided her deep experience with individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects, and an understanding of how to align an organization’s fundraising efforts to achieve success.

Whitney Brimfield

Whitney Brimfield

Founder & CEO at Spark Point Fundraising

Whitney has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, business development, and social enterprise at the local, state, and national level. During her career she has worked in public health, education, health policy, youth development, the environment, and the arts, raising millions of dollars for a variety of causes.

Josh Mintz

Josh Mintz

President at CHP Mintz, LLC

Joshua Mintz is President of CHP Mintz, LLC. Josh brings 30 years’ experience consulting to nonprofit organizations with a focus on strategy development, nonprofit governance, and facilitation of board and staff planning retreats. Josh draws upon his background in government, theology, and business as a foundation for understanding the complex social and political systems that govern organizations today. 

George Rakis

George Rakis

Partner at O&R Consulting

George Rakis has an extensive record in accelerating momentum for public, political, and issue advocacy initiatives. He is known for his strengths in strategic leadership, public, political, government and legislative affairs, fundraising, coalition building, campaign design, media relations/events, and communications.

Jennifer A. Maged, Esq.

Jennifer A. Maged, Esq.

Lawyer at JMaged Law

Jennifer Maged advises clients in business transactions, liability risk management, licensing/regulatory compliance and insurance matters. She practices civil legislation in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Allen Mattison

Allen Mattison

Partner at Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold

Allen Mattison helps nonprofit organizations to mitigate legal risks while maximizing their ability to advocate effectively for their public-policy missions. From establishing corporations and securing I.R.S. tax exemptions, to managing employment matters and understanding options for political activism, he helps nonprofit leaders succeed in all phases of their organizations’ lives. For nonprofit leaders who want to influence elections or pass new laws, he explains the available options and works with them to tailor their tactics to the relevant federal or state lobbying and campaign-finance regime.

Andrea B. Nyhan

Andrea B. Nyhan, CPA

Principal, Tax at GRF CPAs & Advisors

Ms. Feinberg has worked in public accounting since 1999, including extensive experience in the preparation and review of individual, corporate, partnership, fiduciary and estate tax returns. In her previous role with a public utility company, she was responsible for the preparation of consolidated income tax returns, tax planning and financial accounting.

Alexion Fischer LLC
4938 Hampden Lane #272
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
alicia(at)alexionfischer.com
301-968-1260

We subscribe to the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and support the Donor Bill of Rights.