Rachel A. Petrucelli

Rachel Petrucelli Interim President Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
President and Chief Development Officer
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Rachel Petrucelli was named President and Chief Development Officer for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in November 2018. As an energetic and inspiring leader, she is an accomplished manager with 25 years of experience bringing together individuals in development, operations, and fundraising in pediatric health care and higher education.

As president, Ms. Petrucelli leads the more than 55 employees of the Foundation with strategic planning and insight, helping to create a high-energy, ambitious environment for the mission-oriented organization. In her 14 years at the Foundation, she has held various leadership roles including Director of Major Gifts and Annual Giving; Director, Major Gifts and Capital Campaign; Senior Director of Principal Gifts; Associate Vice President, Major and Principal Gifts; Vice President of Development; and Senior Vice President of Development and Chief Development Officer. In these roles, she was responsible for influencing organizational growth, motivating and supporting volunteers and trustees, overseeing annual expense and revenue budgets, establishing a dedicated Principal Gifts team, aiding in developing new events and donor societies including Walk for Children’s and the Children’s Trust, and providing strategic direction and oversight for several campaigns including the Masterpiece of Hope Campaign to support the Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy program expansion and construction of new studio space.

Ms. Petrucelli’s colleagues and peers consider her a respected leader and mentor as well as an experienced and successful development professional. Prior to joining the Foundation, she held various development positions at the University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ms. Petrucelli lives in Fox Chapel with her husband, Shamus, and their two daughters.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from University of Pittsburgh.