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DCF Welcomes Philanthropy Officer Maribeth Przywara

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The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) is excited to welcome Maribeth Przywara as philanthropy officer. 

With more than a decade of fundraising experience for local and regional nonprofits, Przywara has held development positions for organizations in Delaware and Maryland, including Easterseals of Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Delaware Nature Society and Padua Academy. 

Most recently, Przywara was part of a team that merged two local addiction nonprofits to become Limen Recovery + Wellness. Since 2020, she raised $4.5 million for operations, capital initiatives and capacity building, which will result in doubling the number of people served by 2024. 

In addition to her work in nonprofit advancement, Przywara spent eight years as a teacher and administrator in the Red Clay Consolidated School District and seven years as an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University, teaching bachelor’s and master’s level students in the College of Education & Liberal Arts. 

“Maribeth is a tremendous addition to the DCF staff and will be of great service to our donors,” said DCF President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay. “She brings professional experience in fundraising, donor engagement and capital campaigns, as well as a real commitment to helping generous people make a difference in Delaware.” 

Przywara earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Immaculata University and a master’s degree in education from Wilmington University.  

“I’m excited to begin working with the DCF and help build opportunity and advance equity in our community,” Przywara said. “My experience in both the local and regional nonprofit world has helped me acquire a lot of connections and I hope to help maintain the positive reputation the DCF has throughout the state.” 

Przywara lives in Pike Creek with her husband, Rich, their children, Chris and Cammie, and her rescue dog, Willy. She loves traveling, reading, boating with her family on the Chesapeake Bay, hiking and bicycling.