Carla Maxwell Ray
Senior Generosity Strategist
Carla Maxwell Ray is a Senior Generosity Strategist with two decades of experience generating funds for worthy causes. Her experience includes positions in development and advancement at Spelman College, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and, most recently, University Of Maryland College Park. The common denominator in all of these experiences is her ability to successfully help raise the funds needed to advance the mission of each organization. Now, after many years of using her skills and gifts in secular settings, Carla believes she has been called to place her full attention on helping accelerate generosity in churches and Christian ministries.
As a visionary leader, her expertise includes fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, external relations, Board development, and non-profit management. Carla has helped to successfully conclude many campaigns, cumulatively raising over $1 billion. Throughout her career, Carla has worked with Christian leaders, CEOs, philanthropists, dignitaries and celebrities. Carla serves as a Board member of the Religious Coalition of Frederick County MD. Carla graduated Valedictorian from her undergraduate class at Lincoln University and also holds a MBA from the University Of Delaware.
Carla loves God and her church in the Greater Washington DC area where her husband, Rev. Robert A Ray pastors. The couple are leaders of Crown Financial Ministries in the MD/DC area and previously served as Executive Directors of the Lifestyle Stewardship Campaign. Author of 5 Pillars for a First Class Life Book that describes how to live a fiscally healthy life while pursuing and funding your purpose. In her spare time, Carla enjoys swimming, gardening and mentoring others to establish financially-free healthy lifestyles.