Carly Stoliker joins NW Works as our new Director of Development. The former Development Manager of the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, Carly holds a passion for both community outreach and advocacy for vulnerable populations.
Growing up in Poolesville, Maryland, Carly got involved in the non-profit sector early. As a high school student, she completed an internship with the Western Upper Montgomery County Help, better known as WUMCO Help Inc., an emergency services organization. During her internship, she supported individuals with a variety of emergency needs, including housing, food, medical assistance, transportation, and utility assistance.
“That’s when I fell in love with non-profits and I knew I definitely wanted to work for a non-profit,” she says, although she didn’t know at the time that she would wind up in fund development.
Following her 6-month internship, Carly began working at WUMCO Help part-time while finishing high school and took a position on the organization’s Board of Directors for a 3-year term. She attended Montgomery College, where she became involved in the school’s chapter of Best Buddies. Carly worked with the organization to provide not just social and academic support to Montgomery College students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, but also assisted students with finding integrated employment opportunities. When she transferred to St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Carly continued her work with Best Buddies.
After graduation, Carly took a role at Boulder Crest, an organization which serves veterans experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and their families. There she focused on community outreach, volunteer coordination, special events planning, donor database management, among other duties. She later joined LAWS in a role more dedicated to fundraising.
Carly views her role at NW Works to not just be focused on fund development, but also advocacy for the disability community.
“Lifting up the disability community lifts up everyone. People with disabilities are worthy of employment, of friendship, of love, and of advocacy.”
She hopes to increase board engagement and community outreach for NW Works, working with the current team to build passion in the greater community for the organization’s mission.
“When people see your passion and energy for something, they want to be a part of that. They too want to be a catalyst for change for the disability community.”
When she’s not working, you can find Carly kayaking, hiking, or spending time with her dog, Sir Dudley.