Debby Rice

Director of Strategic Relationships


Debby Rice has spent her career in organizational development. She has managed successful fundraising campaigns for the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, Volunteers of America of Illinois and the Parkways Foundation. Under her supervision, each organization increased revenue, volunteer commitment and organizational capacity.

Before joining the .orgCommunity team, Debby was employed by the American Association of Endodontists as assistant executive director for development. She oversaw the activities of the Foundation for Endodontics and its board of trustees. She was hired to initiate the foundation’s first fundraising effort to support endodontic research and education. Today, over $30 million is invested and another $3.2 million is pledged. Debby managed the foundation’s 2017-2020 strategic planning process and the development of new organizational priorities. As part of that effort, she organized and secured funding for the first outreach program for endodontists to provide care in underserved communities.

A native of Chicago, Debby spends her free time cooking, entertaining friends and family and reading and writing fiction. She recently completed her second novel.


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