Art Silverman is MTWB’s Grant Writer. With three decades of successful grant writing experience, Art has gained proficiency through careful research, drafting clear and concise content, collaborating with colleagues as needed, providing requisite follow-up reports, and building relationships.
From 1992 to 2021, Art was the Director of Fundraising & Marketing for CONCERN – Professional Services for Children, Youth, and Families, a community-based human services organization providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and behavioral health services. Through 14 service sites located throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania and southern Maryland, CONCERN serves more than 6,500 children and families each year. He was responsible for all fundraising activities, including grant writing, direct mail solicitation, special events management, funds administration, and planned giving. In addition to his fundraising responsibilities, Art was also responsible for the organization’s marketing activities, including managing publications, promotional materials, media relations, website, and the in-house print shop.
Wanting to continue to give back to the community, from 1992 to 2008, Art also worked as a part-time grant writer for Sebastian Riding Associates, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with a variety of disabilities. Prior to these positions, Art held positions on the staff of a United States Congressman and in retail management.
A graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Art also holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Temple University, a Master of Professional Studies degree in Lobbying from The Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, and a Master of Business Administration from West Chester University. In addition, Art holds graduate certificates in Nonprofit Management from LaSalle University and in Fundraising Management from the University of Pennsylvania.