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Corinne Murphy

Corinne Murphy

Associate Director & Senior Grant Writer
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Corinne has worked in grant writing and development for several years; she takes pride in helping nonprofits do what they do best through the research, strategy, and collaboration that make up the grant writing process.

At Elevate, she writes grants for social services, education, and arts organizations in the DC area and across the country, spanning from the East to West Coast. She is particularly inspired when writing for programs that promote childhood development.

Prior to coming to Elevate, Corinne wrote grants and provided development support for a social service agency in Cincinnati, which operated Head Start preschools that prepared children for kindergarten, provided affordable housing for women, and ran a recovery program for victims of human trafficking.

Corinne was prompted to begin grant writing when her passion led to working with a nonprofit that empowers middle school girls and college-aged women to be successful leaders.

Corinne studied English at The Ohio State University with minors in Psychology and Professional Writing.

In her free time, Corinne enjoys reading literature–or simply the latest popular mystery novel–and spending time with her two clingy-yet-adorable cats.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

The ellipsis, because there’s always more going on in my head.

Who would play you in a movie of your life?

Amanda Bynes—circa 2006.

What’s your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Meandering around the aisles of Target, where my soul comes alive.

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