Who We Are
Who We Are
Who We Are
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Marcy Horwitz wrote her first successful grant proposal in 1973 and hasn’t yet written her last.  With a B.A. from Clark University (Worcester, MA), Marcy has spent her entire working life in non-profit administration. In Richmond, she was Director of Development for the Richmond Children’s Museum and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden before creating Marcy Horwitz & Associates, Inc. in 1997.

Marcy holds a certificate in non-profit administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond’s Institute on Philanthropy, currently teaches at Tidewater Community College, teaches at the Central Virginia Academy for Non-Profit Excellence in Lynchburg, and at the Chrysler Museum’s Glass Art Studio internship program (“Fundraising for Artists.”).

In addition to being a published free-lance writer, she is a working and practicing musician.
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Marcy Horwitz wrote her first successful grant proposal in 1973 and hasn’t yet written her last.  With a B.A. from Clark University (Worcester, MA), Marcy has spent her entire working life in non-profit administration. In Richmond, she was Director of Development for the Richmond Children’s Museum and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden before creating Marcy Horwitz & Associates, Inc. in 1997.

Marcy holds a certificate in non-profit administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond’s Institute on Philanthropy, currently teaches at Tidewater Community College, teaches at the Central Virginia Academy for Non-Profit Excellence in Lynchburg, and at the Chrysler Museum’s Glass Art Studio internship program (“Fundraising for Artists.”).

In addition to being a published free-lance writer, she is a working and practicing musician.
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Marcy Horwitz wrote her first successful grant proposal in 1973 and hasn’t yet written her last.  With a B.A. from Clark University (Worcester, MA), Marcy has spent her entire working life in non-profit administration. In Richmond, she was Director of Development for the Richmond Children’s Museum and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden before creating Marcy Horwitz & Associates, Inc. in 1997.

Marcy holds a certificate in non-profit administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond’s Institute on Philanthropy, currently teaches at Tidewater Community College, teaches at the Central Virginia Academy for Non-Profit Excellence in Lynchburg, and at the Chrysler Museum’s Glass Art Studio internship program (“Fundraising for Artists.”).

In addition to being a published free-lance writer, she is a working and practicing musician.
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Dana Barss Weiss is a seasoned grant writer/fund development researcher who has been working with MH&A clients since 2009.  Her expertise is in writing federal grant proposals, as well as those for the non-profit sector.

With a background in state government where she was responsible for marketing the Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program across Virginia, Dana also has experience writing marketing collateral such as brochures, ad copy, and direct marketing pieces.

A Richmond native, she graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University and currently resides in Glen Allen, Virginia.
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Dana Barss Weiss is a seasoned grant writer/fund development researcher who has been working with MH&A clients since 2009.  Her expertise is in writing federal grant proposals, as well as those for the non-profit sector.

With a background in state government where she was responsible for marketing the Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program across Virginia, Dana also has experience writing marketing collateral such as brochures, ad copy, and direct marketing pieces.

A Richmond native, she graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University and currently resides in Glen Allen, Virginia.
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Dana Barss Weiss is a seasoned grant writer/fund development researcher who has been working with MH&A clients since 2009.  Her expertise is in writing federal grant proposals, as well as those for the non-profit sector.

With a background in state government where she was responsible for marketing the Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program across Virginia, Dana also has experience writing marketing collateral such as brochures, ad copy, and direct marketing pieces.

A Richmond native, she graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University and currently resides in Glen Allen, Virginia.
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Jacquelin Crebbs, principal of The Crebbs Group, has held appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Norton Museum of Art, Chatham Hall, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation/Monticello, Chrysler Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Consulting relationships include the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Christopher Newport University, Glen Burnie Museum, Children's Scholarship Baltimore (MD), Chatham Hall, YMCA at Virginia Tech, Halifax Educational Foundation, Historic St. Luke’s Restoration, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s Museum of Richmond, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, American Friends of Magen David Adom (NY), Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts/AIDA (FL), Chrysler Museum of Art, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Talbot Hall Foundation, Irene Leache Memorial Foundation, Henrico Education Foundation, Norton Museum of Art (FL), First Colony Foundation (NC), EdVenture (SC), Virginia Arts Festival, and Pilchuck Glass School (WA), among others.

The recipient of national awards for fund raising, publications, and communications, Crebbs has also held leadership positions in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education/CASE and the Virginia Association of Museums.

Jacquelin Crebbs holds M.Ed. and A.B. degrees from the College of William and Mary and has completed course work toward a Master of Music degree in applied piano from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has appeared as guest soloist with both university orchestras.
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Jacquelin Crebbs, principal of The Crebbs Group, has held appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Norton Museum of Art, Chatham Hall, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation/Monticello, Chrysler Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Consulting relationships include the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Christopher Newport University, Glen Burnie Museum, Children's Scholarship Baltimore (MD), Chatham Hall, YMCA at Virginia Tech, Halifax Educational Foundation, Historic St. Luke’s Restoration, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s Museum of Richmond, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, American Friends of Magen David Adom (NY), Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts/AIDA (FL), Chrysler Museum of Art, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Talbot Hall Foundation, Irene Leache Memorial Foundation, Henrico Education Foundation, Norton Museum of Art (FL), First Colony Foundation (NC), EdVenture (SC), Virginia Arts Festival, and Pilchuck Glass School (WA), among others.

The recipient of national awards for fund raising, publications, and communications, Crebbs has also held leadership positions in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education/CASE and the Virginia Association of Museums.

Jacquelin Crebbs holds M.Ed. and A.B. degrees from the College of William and Mary and has completed course work toward a Master of Music degree in applied piano from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has appeared as guest soloist with both university orchestras.
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Jacquelin Crebbs, principal of The Crebbs Group, has held appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Norton Museum of Art, Chatham Hall, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation/Monticello, Chrysler Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Consulting relationships include the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Christopher Newport University, Glen Burnie Museum, Children's Scholarship Baltimore (MD), Chatham Hall, YMCA at Virginia Tech, Halifax Educational Foundation, Historic St. Luke’s Restoration, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s Museum of Richmond, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, American Friends of Magen David Adom (NY), Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts/AIDA (FL), Chrysler Museum of Art, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Talbot Hall Foundation, Irene Leache Memorial Foundation, Henrico Education Foundation, Norton Museum of Art (FL), First Colony Foundation (NC), EdVenture (SC), Virginia Arts Festival, and Pilchuck Glass School (WA), among others.

The recipient of national awards for fund raising, publications, and communications, Crebbs has also held leadership positions in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education/CASE and the Virginia Association of Museums.

Jacquelin Crebbs holds M.Ed. and A.B. degrees from the College of William and Mary and has completed course work toward a Master of Music degree in applied piano from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has appeared as guest soloist with both university orchestras.
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Steve Peterson is the President of Steve Peterson & Associates, a firm focused on professional social media management for non-profits, associations, artists, musicians and writers.

After receiving his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maine, Steve has spent a career immersed in both technology and marketing disciplines in start ups, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies.

When he’s not busy being SPA’s President and helping clients formulate strategies that elegantly meld and capitalize their marketing and technology investments, Steve pursues his other passion - music - by managing an Americana band and overseeing all their social media marketing.
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Steve Peterson is the President of Steve Peterson & Associates, a firm focused on professional social media management for non-profits, associations, artists, musicians and writers.

After receiving his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maine, Steve has spent a career immersed in both technology and marketing disciplines in start ups, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies.

When he’s not busy being SPA’s President and helping clients formulate strategies that elegantly meld and capitalize their marketing and technology investments, Steve pursues his other passion - music - by managing an Americana band and overseeing all their social media marketing.
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Steve Peterson is the President of Steve Peterson & Associates, a firm focused on professional social media management for non-profits, associations, artists, musicians and writers.

After receiving his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maine, Steve has spent a career immersed in both technology and marketing disciplines in start ups, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies.

When he’s not busy being SPA’s President and helping clients formulate strategies that elegantly meld and capitalize their marketing and technology investments, Steve pursues his other passion - music - by managing an Americana band and overseeing all their social media marketing.


For your strategic planning and board governance needs you can contact Amy Nisenson at amy.nisenson@gmail.com
For your strategic planning and board governance needs you can contact Amy Nisenson at amy.nisenson@gmail.com
For your strategic planning and board governance needs you can contact Amy Nisenson at amy.nisenson@gmail.com