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Molly Tilghman

Associate Director & Senior Grant Writer
Hometown: Chestertown, Maryland

Molly comes to Elevate from the National Council of Nonprofits, where, she worked in communications, network support, and policy research. At the Council she was immersed in work and conversations around policies affecting the sector, national and local advocacy, as well as capacity building and governance best practices. She loves that she gets to work with a broad array of nonprofits and causes at Elevate. She has a constitutive desire to write and write well, and she is deeply invested in conveying her client’s missions persuasively.

Molly holds an MA in Literature from American University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with the Outstanding Academic Achievement award. In her graduate studies she focused on 20th and 21st century American literature, theories of social change, and cultural studies. She has a BA in Journalism, with a minor in history.

Outside of work, Molly can be found fretting over a To-Read list with a mind of its own, finding something to do outdoors, or getting offended by the “Are You Still Watching?” Netflix prompt.  It is one of her lifelong goals to have a black lab named Pongo.

What punctuation mark would you be, and why?

The semicolon, because its decisively indecisive.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Any of the following: yoga, running, hanging out in Meridian Hill Park with a book, chores (love 'em), binge watching Netflix (sometimes only this).

What is your hidden talent?

Getting in and out of Trader Joe's in 15 minutes.

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